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I Never Thought Of That lll....Helpful Hints...Removing Burnt on Food

Updated on November 27, 2013
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Part lll

As promised in part one of this series, I Never Thought Of That, I would continue this as long as it held my interest, so here's another installment. As you will notice some will be things that I've discovered in my everyday life and others are from research or solicited from friends and family.

As some of you read these, your reaction might be, "duh, well yeah." While others will say, " hey, I never thought of that." If just one person has the latter reaction about even one of these, then my work here is done. LOL!

I Never Thought Of That

1. Okay here's one just for the ladies. Say girls, who of us hasn't had this problem at one time or another. You put your favorite black dress on after first applying your deodorant, and oh no, there's those ever present white tracks right down both sides. Now, what to do, what to do? Most would reach for the trusty wet cloth, which in most cases doesn't work, or cause more problems, especially if the garment is "dry clean only." Well, my solution is, instead of the wet cloth, reach for a dry one. Yes, I said dry. The cloth should be the same or close to the color of your garment, one that does not shed. Hold the garment taunt and rub vigorously, and voila, the deodorant stain is history.

2. Here's one that sounds good to me, and one I never thought of. Removing burnt food from your pot, that would have come in handy when my children were home and cooking. Well, I must admit I've learned the great art of burning food, because I sometimes cook from the bedroom, (my sanctuary). Anyway, the tip is, place a dryer sheet in the pan and fill with hot water, and after 30 minutes simply wipe away the burnt on food.

3. Oh say, this is one of my favorites. It concerns the bathroom floor. Who of us that still has hair left on our heads, don't find many of those on the floor after a morning of grooming. Although I Love To Clean, I don't always want to be cleaning my bathroom floor. So I came up with a solution. I wad up some toilet tissue and lightly moisten it and use it to gather up the hair, simply flush. Not only have you saved time, but you've also saved money, by not using a cleaning solution or those disposable pads.

4. Recall we mentioned in the first article, not throwing away old gym socks. Well, let's offer that same advice for used pantyhose. They can be used to freshen a closet or drawer. First and foremost wash them. Then purchase your favorite fragrance of potpourri and pour into the foot, tie it off, and if you're hanging it in a closet, leave the entire hose intact, and hang in the rear of the closet. However if you're using it in a drawer you can tie it off and cut to desired length and place in the bottom of your drawer.


So there you have, the third installment.  I'm still interested, so look for number four coming soon.


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    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      8 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks Eiddwen for stopping, and for leaving a comment.

    • Eiddwen profile image


      8 years ago from Wales

      So many handy tips in this great hub.

      Thank you so much for sharing and take care.

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      8 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks Pam, I must get to work on my next one. See you again soon.

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      8 years ago from Utah

      I love these handy hints, especially the one regarding burnt pots. Voted up, marked useful, awesome, bookmarked and shared.

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      8 years ago from Southern California

      As I said Veronica, in my intro, some of these things I've researched, and not tried, this is one of those never tried, just sounded good to me. Let me know if it works. Thanks so much for stopping and leaving a comment. See you later.

    • Veronica Allen profile image

      Veronica Allen 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Great tips. I'm going to have to try the solution for removing burnt food from pots. Who knew?!

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      8 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks Hello, hello for your vote of confidence. See you again soon.

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Very clever idea. Thanks a lot.

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      8 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks Lady_E, that one has become necessary for me lately also. Thanks for stopping, see you soon.

    • Lady_E profile image


      8 years ago from London, UK

      I enjoyed this and No 2 is very handy for me.

      Enjoy the weekend.

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      8 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks again Lisa for stopping, and hey, I'm glad that you found two of the tips that you will use. See you again soon.

    • lisadpreston profile image


      8 years ago from Columbus, Ohio

      I'll use the deodorant one and the burnt food one for sure. Great tips as usual.

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      8 years ago from Southern California

      Thank you both, Petra Vlah and Philipo for stopping and taking the time to leave a comment. Loved hearing from you, please come again soon.

    • Philipo profile image


      8 years ago from Nigeria

      Nice one. Thanks.

    • Petra Vlah profile image

      Petra Vlah 

      8 years ago from Los Angeles

      Always good and practical advice. Thank you, dear lady for sharing it with us


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