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  • gling01 commented on Paige Russell's instructable 10 Unusual Uses for Baking Soda6 months ago
    10 Unusual Uses for Baking Soda

    Baking soda has 100s more cool uses. The oldest one is an open container to keep your fridge fresh but the same thing works for closets. Especially good for shoe closets and boxes. Vestibule closets really need this ;-)Another... put about a table spoon of baking soda in a little cloth bag (organza or cotton jewellery bag or a piece of cloth tied with a string). Make 2 to place it in your shoes... stinky shoes no more.Use it to de-stink your laundry machine... put it in the powder detergent dispenser and run the 'clean machine' cycle.Smelly winter coat armpits... small cotton cloth, sprinkle with baking soda, drape over under arm of coat overnight or longer.Baking soda destroys soap scum in bath and shower.If you need borax for some cleaning job but can't find any, use baking soda inste...

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    Baking soda has 100s more cool uses. The oldest one is an open container to keep your fridge fresh but the same thing works for closets. Especially good for shoe closets and boxes. Vestibule closets really need this ;-)Another... put about a table spoon of baking soda in a little cloth bag (organza or cotton jewellery bag or a piece of cloth tied with a string). Make 2 to place it in your shoes... stinky shoes no more.Use it to de-stink your laundry machine... put it in the powder detergent dispenser and run the 'clean machine' cycle.Smelly winter coat armpits... small cotton cloth, sprinkle with baking soda, drape over under arm of coat overnight or longer.Baking soda destroys soap scum in bath and shower.If you need borax for some cleaning job but can't find any, use baking soda instead.Remove tea and coffee stains from cups and mugs with it. It also works to whiten teeth staINED BY coffee, tea and cola

    Oh and my favourite... remove tarnish from silver or brass... Silver: Bring one liter of water, one tablespoon of baking soda and one piece of aluminum foil to a boil. Drop silverware in the pot for 10 seconds (longer if it's very tarnished), then remove using kitchen tongs. Magic! If built-up tarnish persists, make a thick paste with 1/4 cup baking soda and two tablespoons of water.Brass: Check to see if it's really brass. ... Squeeze half a lemon into your bowl.Add your baking soda. ... Stir the baking soda and lemon mix until it forms a delicious smelling paste.Use a soft cloth and apply the paste. ... Rinse off the paste and dry. ... When you're done, give the brass a really thorough rinse.

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  • gling01 commented on Kto6Science's instructable Robotic Hand Science Project6 months ago
    Robotic Hand Science Project

    You can buy 'plastic lacing needles' online or at your local sewing stores. Price varies depending on where/how you buy ($3-$10 for packages of 3-100).

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  • gling01 commented on ArianaSLabus's instructable Switch Plate Artwork1 year ago
    Switch Plate Artwork

    Great way to pretty up old, yucky switch plate! I would have also painted the toggle to blend with the artwork :-)

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  • gling01 commented on JoyUsGarden's instructable How I Trained My Hoya1 year ago
    How I Trained My Hoya

    I did basically the same thing with mine because I don't have space for a trailing hoya all over my tiny home.But I don't want to transplant it because they hate that and it will punish me by not flowering for a year.

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  • gling01 commented on Kalebjans's instructable Zip Tie Sunglasses1 year ago
    Zip Tie Sunglasses

    NOT sunglasses and they won't stay on.

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  • gling01 commented on Renard_Bleu's instructable Clear Snow the Laziest Way Imaginable1 year ago
    Clear Snow the Laziest Way Imaginable

    I had a gravel driveway about 100 ft long, shared with neighbours who had another 40 ft. We hired a ploughing company (plough on front of truck) and they just jet the blade to leave an inch or 2 of snow behind. Before that another neighbour was coming over with his snow blower which worked fine (set the height/depth to leave a layer behind) but since it was so narrow between the houses it was a long job of getting all the snow into the back yards and then off the parking areas.

    I've always wanted to try a similar method but it takes 2 people.Before the ground freezes. anchor one edge of a tarp or 2 (whatever you need. More small tarps are better than less large tarps) into the lawn a couple of feet from the driveway. Use anchors that penetrate into the ground at least a foot. Tie ropes onto the other edge with pull handles (rope through heavy tubing).Roll up the tarp and hold it in place with rocks. Before it snows, unroll the tarp across the driveway and over cars (or up against one side of the car/van if it doesn't go over. Tie it down on the far side. I would insert big eye-bolt (like a large dog chain gets attached to) before the ground freezes. After the snow fall, using the handles, pull the tarp back across the lane from the far side to the anchored sid...

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    I've always wanted to try a similar method but it takes 2 people.Before the ground freezes. anchor one edge of a tarp or 2 (whatever you need. More small tarps are better than less large tarps) into the lawn a couple of feet from the driveway. Use anchors that penetrate into the ground at least a foot. Tie ropes onto the other edge with pull handles (rope through heavy tubing).Roll up the tarp and hold it in place with rocks. Before it snows, unroll the tarp across the driveway and over cars (or up against one side of the car/van if it doesn't go over. Tie it down on the far side. I would insert big eye-bolt (like a large dog chain gets attached to) before the ground freezes. After the snow fall, using the handles, pull the tarp back across the lane from the far side to the anchored side. This moves al the snow into the yard. Of course this would only really work for homes in the suburbs where the yards and driveways are the same length or close to it. Maybe use variations to suit differnt situations.

    I have often used this method to remove ice from a windshield... and the entire car... COLD water in a plant watering can... pour it along the edges. The cold water ensures the glass won't crack but it's warmer than the frozen stuff. you only need to liquify a thin layer between the ice and the glass, then push the entire sheet off. Work quickly so the cold water doesn't freeze.

    LenP That would be even more work than shovelling!

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  • gling01 commented on mhill's instructable Light a storage room with LED rope light1 year ago
    Light a storage room with LED rope light

    Brilliant!!! (pun fully intentional). I can see where this could be very handy in many places. My brain went straight to lighting up the stair case or deck by mounting it under the handrail or under the top of the railing around a deck. The shed in the backyard, inside kitchen cupboards, under overhead kitchen cupborads... list is growing. Thanks!

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  • gling01 commented on copernicus66's instructable Steampunk Phone Speaker1 year ago
    Steampunk Phone Speaker

    I love this simple project. Add a nice copper or brass coloured case to the phone to complete the 'look' :-)

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