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    26 Apr '14 14:10
    You've just sealed an envelope and realise your're an idiot because you didn't place the check inside but already placed the stamp. Don't worry there is a solution. Put the envelope in the freezer for an hour or two and, the envelope will usually unseal without a trace. Just make sure the stamp is still secure after thaw.
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    26 Apr '14 20:35
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    Wax paper is a waterproof paper made from paraffin which is a petroleum by product that has had the oily yuck removed. Candles are sometimes made from paraffin. It shouldn't be a problem. Try it on an old pair of jeans and go from there. I've been doing it for years without a problem. In fact it will help protect your fabrics from some grease stains.
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    27 Apr '14 13:37
    Originally posted by cashthetrash
    Wax paper is a waterproof paper made from paraffin which is a petroleum by product that has had the oily yuck removed. Candles are sometimes made from paraffin. It shouldn't be a problem. Try it on an old pair of jeans and go from there. I've been doing it for years without a problem. In fact it will help protect your fabrics from some grease stains.
    So I've been cautioned for years not to do this. Is it just an old wives' tale then about the staining?
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    27 Apr '14 13:38
    Originally posted by cashthetrash
    You've just sealed an envelope and realise your're an idiot because you didn't place the check inside but already placed the stamp. Don't worry there is a solution. Put the envelope in the freezer for an hour or two and, the envelope will usually unseal without a trace. Just make sure the stamp is still secure after thaw.
    This is a fantastic tip.
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    27 Apr '14 14:58
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    So I've been cautioned for years not to do this. Is it just an old wives' tale then about the staining?
    I've never heard or seen a wives tale saying that paraffin won't wash out. It's not like you pour the stuff on. It just makes the iron glide better. You can't even see it on the iron much less the fabric. You can hardly see it on the paper itself.

    Besides I got the hint from an old wife who ironed professionally.
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    27 Apr '14 15:07
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    I'll need to try this, it sounds like a winner if a person is not in a hurry.

    Thanks sweet pea.
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    27 Apr '14 15:47
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    Now that I think about it I boil eggs the same way.
    1) place eggs and tap water in pan. Add a small spoon of baking soda to water. This will help eggs peal easier
    2) turn on heat and allow water to come to a boil
    3) immediately remove pan and place on cooling rack
    4) When water has cooled begin pealing process and you will have hard boiled eggs with less time on stove. For soft boiled remover sooner.
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    27 Apr '14 17:57
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    Cool idea. Heres a drying tip.
    When drying clothes especially in cold or humid weather some days it seems to take forever. Try placing one or two dry bath towels in with your dryer. It cuts the trying time down a lot.
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    28 Apr '14 05:361 edit
    I clean the inside of my thermos by filling with warm water and dropping in 3 denture cleansing tablets. In the morning I rinse it out a few times and the inside is clean. I have a two quart thermos, so two tablets is probably all you need for a one quart size. Just don't fill it all the way to the top with water, because if you do the foam will spill over.
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    30 Apr '14 16:40
    Loosen a rusted bolt by applying a cloth soaked in a carbonated soda to the rusted bolt for several minutes.
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    30 Apr '14 16:43
    Originally posted by cashthetrash
    Loosen a rusted bolt by applying a cloth soaked in a carbonated soda to the rusted bolt for several minutes.
    if you have a flat tire and no spare call in the UXB squad to blow it up
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    30 Apr '14 16:54
    Originally posted by redbarons
    if you have a flat tire and no spare call in the UXB squad to blow it up
    UXB squad...is that like a terrorist org?
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    30 Apr '14 16:57
    Originally posted by cashthetrash
    UXB squad...is that like a terrorist org?
    yes they work for the british army unexploded bomb squad (joke)lol ha ha ha etc
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    30 Apr '14 17:08
    Originally posted by redbarons
    yes they work for the british army unexploded bomb squad (joke)lol ha ha ha etc
    Ha good one. 😀
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    My neighbor Anita says: "Cottage Cheese stays fresher longer if stored upside down in the fridge."
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