nvdaily.com link to home page

Traffic | Weather | Mobile Edition
      Subscribe | Special Sections


Lifestyle/Valley Scene arrow

| 0

Hints From Heloise - Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013

By Heloise
Seeing Red ... in Your White Carpet!
Dear Heloise: Help! I just spilled red nail polish on my white carpet. What do I do? -- A Reader, via email
Oops! This is not good, and at this point it is going to be difficult. Whether spilled nail polish, soda or a sports drink, red is one of the hardest colors to remove. Before you try, be sure you test it in an out-of-the-way area (such as a closet or corner of the room) so you don't cause damage to the carpet.
Pour nonacetone nail-polish remover onto a cloth (not on the carpet) and blot the stain, continuously moving to clean parts of the cloth. Blot from the outside of the stain inward.
Next, make a cleaning solution by mixing 1 teaspoon of liquid dish soap and 1 cup of water. Apply using a clean cloth. Rinse the stain with water and blot dry. Repeat these steps as necessary to remove the stain, but it may be a lost cause. -- Heloise

LETTER OF LAUGHTER
Dear Heloise: I laughed when I read your Jan. 1 column about nonsmoking rooms.
Once upon a time, an ice storm in Little Rock, Ark., disconnected our electricity. After three days, we were desperate for a bath! My husband and I went to one of the better facilities near the airport. We asked for a nonsmoking room.
The room had a strong tobacco odor, a brown haze and a sign that stated "Smoking." We called the front desk, and the clerk said, "Turn the sign over." The sign said "No Smoking." That didn't help much, but the bath was great! -- G.N.H., Little Rock, Ark.
Well, that's funny and not! -- Heloise

REMOVING LABELS
Dear Heloise: When I get a cardboard shipping box that I want to reuse, I remove the shipping labels. Usually, just trying to peel the label will damage the box. I take the hair dryer, put it on high and heat the label. After a few seconds, the adhesive becomes soft, and the label peels off. -- D.N., via email
Wow and double wow! This hint was tested several times at Heloise Central, and it works like magic! We removed three different types of labels/stickers from a cardboard box, and they just peeled right off. How cool! You can reuse a box and save money while being "green." Please share more green hints anytime. -- Heloise

CLEANING CHANDELIERS
Dear Heloise: I discovered the very best cleaning method for my crystal chandelier. Take the softest microfiber gloves, heavily spray the fingers with quality glass cleaner, and it is a really easy job (finally)! -- M.M. in Houston
This is a great hint! You also can use baby towelettes (without lotion) or any wipe that has an alcohol base. -- Heloise

-- Send a money-saving or timesaving hint to Heloise, P.O. Box 795000, San Antonio, TX 78279-5000, or you can fax it to 1-210-HELOISE or email it to Heloise@Heloise.com. I can't answer your letter personally but will use the best hints received in my column.

(c)2013 by King Features Syndicate Inc.



Comments

Comments that are posted represent the opinion of the commenter and not the Northern Virginia Daily/nvdaily.com. View our comments/submisssions policy. Report abuse by clicking the X next to the comment.




Star Readers Recommend















Lifestyle Sections

Apple Blossom Festival Art Ask The Doctor Big Picture Books Brad Fauber Brides Cars Clarke County Community News Dance Dining Edinburg Entertainment Fairs Fall 2010 Family Features Festivals Food Frederick County Front Royal Gaming Haunting Tales Health History Holidays Home & Garden In The Spotlight Jeff Nations Josette Keelor Lottery Media Menu Milestones Moms Movies Music Neighborhood Notes Pets & Animals Recreation Religion Ryan Cornell Schools Shenandoah County Strasburg 250th Surviving Cancer Teens Theatre Valley Seniors Warren County Winchester

Look Who 'Likes' nvdaily!



Daily readers: Click the "LIKE" button above to get Daily news and breaking news alerts on your Facebook page.

Activity & Recommendations






News | Sports | Business | Lifestyle | Obituaries | Opinion | Multimedia| Entertainment | Classifieds
Contact Us | NIE | Place a Classified | Privacy Policy | Comments/Submissions Policy | Subscribe

Copyright © The Northern Virginia Daily | nvdaily.com | 152 N. Holliday St., Strasburg, Va. 22657 | (800) 296-5137

nvdaily.com
2014 Virginia Press Association Grand Sweepstakes Winner
The Best Small Daily Newspaper in Virginia!


nvdaily.com | seeshenandoah.com