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Brilliant Ideas For The Home!

Updated: May 21, 2020

We at The Newsy Neighbour are HUGE fans of Pinterest. We have a pretty good collection of brilliant ideas and we wanted to share our favourites here. You can also follow “The Newsy Neighbour” on Pinterest to see all of our favourite pins.

1. Use an old glue tip to draw or write with acrylic paint. Works perfect!

2. Use a coffee filter to clean your screens. They'll catch the dust and cut static on the screen, all without leaving behind any fibres like paper towels would.

3. To give a sisal or sea-grass area rug some traction, flip it over and apply lines of acrylic-latex caulk every 6 inches or so. Once dry, you can safely put down your rug; the rubbery strips will hold it in place.

4. Instead of using extra laundry detergent to pre-treat, instead we turn to our old school friend — white chalk. Simply rub onto greasy stains and the chalk powder will absorb the grease, making the stain easily removable by the laundry soap in the wash.

5. Take your favourite liquid fabric softener and soak an old hand towel or flour cloth completely with it. Wring it out and let it dry completely, then throw it in with your next load. This mega-fabric softener sheet should be good for at least 40 loads of laundry. What a great idea!

6. Spray vinegar on windshield before a winter storm & car windows will not frost over.

7. Soak old paintbrushes in vinegar for 30 minutes. Good as new!

8. Grab an old sweater, t-shirt, or anything with pills (furniture?) and a disposable razor. You want to use a new razor, not a dull one. Lay the cloth on a flat surface and hold it tightly with one hand. With the other hand, razor over the pills to remove the fuzzies. Short, quick strokes work best. Be careful around seams, and don’t press too hard. It is possible to cut your fabric with a razor.


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