Vegetable oil shine
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Vegetable Oil

Shine leather shoes by dabbing a drop on a soft cloth and rubbing the surface.


Shaving cream stain remover
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Shaving Cream

To lift red wine stains from your carpet, just work the cream in, scrape off, and rinse.


Dust with dryer sheets
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Fabric Softener Sheets

Save used sheets to remove dust and static from television and computer screens.


shine brass with ketchup
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Ketchup

Make brassware shine by spreading on some ketchup, leaving it for 15 minutes, and then rinsing it off.


cleaning a keyboard with tape
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Sticky Tape

Slide a strip between the buttons on your keyboard to remove dust and crumbs.


cleaning with rice
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Rice

To lift dirt and stains, add uncooked rice to the water when washing narrow-necked vases or decanters.


toilet cleaning with cola
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Cola

Clean your toilet by pouring leftover cola into the bowl. Leave for a few hours (or overnight), and then flush away.


remove pilling with pumice
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Pumice Stone

Remove pills of fluff from wool clothing by rubbing a pumice stone firmly over the surface.


aluminum foil
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Aluminum Foil

To catch any drips, wrap doorknobs and hardware in foil when you’re painting your walls.


sharpened pencil
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Lead Pencil

Run the tip along both sides of a stubborn zipper. It will act as a dry lubricant, making it run more easily.

By Lisa Fazzani and Ellie Tennant, Ideal Home


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