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I Never Thought Of That VI....Helpful Hints...How To Remove Grass Stains

Updated on December 5, 2011

Introduction

Well, here's my newest installment of my ideas of helpful, but random tips.

  1. Kids and stains sometimes seem synonymous. If you have children stains are inevitable, crayons, grass, food, and more. It's not just children that this happens to. Well anyway, I have a couple of good ones. I just read one on grass stains that I never heard before. Before washing, sprinkle a meat tenderizer on the stain. It appears that water mixed with the tenderizer works wonders. Oh, and here's a really good one to remove chewing gum from fabric. The suggestion is to saturate the gum with vinegar, (warmed is better and works faster), work the vinegar into the gum with an old toothbrush. The vinegar dissolves the gum. How about removing crayon from your beautifully painted walls. A really simple method is to mix baking soda with water making a paste, apply it to a sponge, and gently wipe away the marks.
  2. This is probably one of those "duh" tips. I'll just give it anyway. I've had to learn to live as an empty nester.(The Pros And Cons of Being An Empty Nester). Well, one thing I learned is to store my food in smaller portions. I find that it's still more economical to buy in larger portions than smaller ones, so I still do, As soon as I get home from the grocery store I separate my meat into smaller portions. Another thing I do along with that is to put meats on one shelf and frozen veggies on another, so no digging in the freezer for a daily meal.
  3. Since we won't be getting rid of plastic grocery bags any time soon, and most of us reuse them for various and sundry things. Let's see if we can offer some suggestions on storage and usage. Storage: I just knew those empty paper towel rolls would come in handy, how about stuffing plastic bags inside one by one, and these can then be stored in a drawer designated just for them. Usage: I have used them as packing material. And the tried and trusted indoor trash container liner. When using them as liners always place a few in the bottom of the container(trash can), for future use. I really like the Target bags for my larger trash containers. Before I toss food in my kitchen garbage I dump it into about two plastic bags and tie them to keep in the odor until I take it to the outside garbage.
  4. Here's a really good garage organizer that my husband used. Can't find the right nail, screw, small attaching items without pulling out every one each time you need one. Well, no more. Got empty glass or clear plastic jars, (coffee, mayo, etc.) with lids. Here's the tip, attach, with a screw, the lid to the bottom of a shelf or cabinet, and after filling them with the desired items, screw the container to the lid, and now you know where everything is without having to rummage through every draw, box, can, etc in your garage.
  5. Stove top cleaning made simple if not easy. Seriously cruddy drip pans: Boil a large pot of water and pour in about a cup of powder dishwasher detergent, dishwasher, not dish washing, making sure the detergent is completely dissolved. With a pair of tongs lower each pan into the water, and boil for about 5 minutes, let stand over night. In a sink full of hot soapy water scrub the pans. This might seem excessive, however the alternative is to toss them.

Conclusion

So now, there you have it, I hope you can use at least one of my so called "helpful tips. Please come back for the next installment.

If you haven't read the prior articles in the series, please check the links below.

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    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      Since my children are all grown and gone, I haven't had a chance to try that one, but I will if I ever have the need to do so. Thanks Karen, for stopping, please come back.

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      Karen N 

      7 years ago from United States

      Excellent tips, I'll have to give them a try my kids are always coming home with grass stains on their clothes.

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks coriwbaker, for stopping and reading my hub, please come again,

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      coriwbaker 

      7 years ago

      Very useful hub.

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks Hello, hello, for stopping, see you soon.

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      Hello, hello, 

      7 years ago from London, UK

      Great advise about really difficult problems.

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks DTR0005 for that additional tip, I like it when I get tips such as these added to my hubs. Thanks again DTR0005, see you later.

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      Doug Robinson 

      7 years ago from Midwest

      I have tried lighter fluid (naptha) on chewing gum- it works well, but there's a little smell associated with it. Thanks for the tips!

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks DJ for stopping, good seeing you again.

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      DJ 

      7 years ago

      Very good and helpful tips.

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks dallas93444, I will, I'm actually working on the next installment. Thanks for stopping, see you later.

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      Dallas W Thompson 

      7 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      I enjoyed you helpful tips. Keep them coming!

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks lindacee, I'm glad that you find them helpful. Stay tuned there'll be more.

      Thank you too Veronica, again I'm pleased that you also find these tips helpful.

      Thank you both for stopping and taking the time to leave comments. Please come back.

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      Veronica Allen 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      Great tips once again fastfreta! I always find several useful tips from your series. Keep them coming! Rated it up!

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      Linda Chechar 

      7 years ago from Arizona

      I love your tips! I need to print them out and keep them in a notebook for future reference. Great hub as always, fastfreta!

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      Thank you both for taking the time to stop and leave a comment. I'm glad to know that these tips will come in handy for you. Hope to see you again soon.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I think you had a couple of useful hints that I didn't know. Thanks for the information.

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      richtwf 

      7 years ago

      Some useful tips, especially the stain ones - They might come in handy! Thanks for sharing this hub. Cheers and God bless.

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