I’M JUST CURIOUS: Uses for products you may have

by Debbie Walker

I bought another book of different uses for regular products. The name of the book is CLEAN IT! FIX IT! EAT IT! It is authored by Joey Green; it is said that he has about 20 books published. I have enjoyed reading the content, have no idea if I will ever remember the ideas when I need the advice. I have not gathered information on all the ideas in the title, however, there is much more for a column at a later date. Let’s move on now:

DOWNY can be used as a hair conditioner: add a half a capful of liquid Downy to four cups of water. Pour through your hair. Rinse and, ta da, no tangles.

DOWNY will also eliminate static electricity from inside a car: Mix two teaspoons of Downy and one quart of water in a spray bottle. Spray fabric and carpeting. No more static! I will be using that one!

WD-40 is great if you get your hands all greasy while playing mechanic. Spray on hands, wipe with a paper towel, and then wash hands as usual. You can also use it to remove tar from your vehicle. We have Love-bugs here right now. They make a mess of the cars. I may just try this one, too.

Smirnoff Vodka can help as a hair product. Now don’t be upset, you will only be using one jigger of it. No, I know it wasn’t made for this purpose, but it works. Add one-ounce jigger to a 12 oz. bottle of shampoo. The alcohol will keep your scalp clean and remove the bad stuff.

Credit cards, the ones you get in the mail that serve no real purpose, can be useful for scraping dishes. I also understand they work well with frost or ice on the glass of your vehicle.

Morton Salt can be very useful when you drop an egg on the floor. Pour salt on the egg and let sit for one minute. Then you can easily pick up the egg with a paper towel.

Silly Putty, remember the toy(?), can be used to pick up small, dropped items like beads or get them out of crevices.

Purell Hand Sanitizer can be used to clean stains from plastic containers when washing.

Wilson Tennis Balls may seem like an odd thing to want to put in your swimming pool next summer, but it will collect the body oils. It’ll make cleaning easier.

Bounce sheets put on the floor of your boat before winter covering to prevent mice and raccoon from setting up camp for the winter. It works for special vehicles being stored for the winter.

Murphy’s Oil Soap can be used for washing your vehicle. It also leaves a shine and beads up when wet.

Barbasol Shaving Cream can be rubbed inside car windshield and wipe off with a clean cloth to prevent fogging.

Colgate Toothpaste, put a dab on a pimple at night and the next day wash off.

Bag Balm will take care of the worst of diaper rash on the baby. I know this one personally. It saved my sanity with my daughter’s rash about 49 years ago.

I am just curious how many of these things you will try and what others you know about? Contact me with your questions or comments at dwdaffy@yahoo.com. Thanks for reading and have a great week!


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