Entries by Debbie

How to get Water Rings out of Wood Furniture

Water rings that are on furniture with an oil or lacquer finish can usually be fixed pretty easily.  You will need a gentle abrasive. A good one to use is one you make yourself. Mix one tablespoon baking soda with one teaspoon water.  Put the abrasive on a damp cloth and gently rub the spot […]

Get Chocolate Milk Stains Out of Carpet

Chocolate milk is a great way to get nutrients into our children.  However, when it’s spilled on carpet, it leaves a dark, sticky stain with an unpleasant odor. Since the carpet fibers are absorbent, the stain spreads easily, so the most important thing is to contain the stain quickly. Here are step-by-step instructions:  Lay paper […]

Prevent colds & flu

With kids going back to school, it’s time to talk about ways to prevent colds and flu. Germs are most often spread from person to person contact. Germs can be spread through inanimate surfaces such as keyboards to our hand and then from our hand to our mouth, etc.. Some germs can live on dry […]

Safe ways to avoid those pesky mosquito bites

Mosquitoes are found all over the world.  They have brown bodies with thin wings and six long, thin legs. They typically lay eggs in still water, so they are often found near lakes, swamps, ponds, marshes and tidal areas. They are especially active during spring and summer in the Northern Hemisphere. The favorite food of […]

You Found Meal Moths in Your Cupboard!

Meal Moths love rice, pasta, cake mixes, dried fruit, cereal, flour, crackers, nuts, dog/cat food, and more. So how do you get rid of them? 1.  Clean through the entire cupboard where they were detected. 2.  Toss away any packages or containers with the larvae or moths. 3.  After everything has been cleared out and […]