Mrs. Cruiser’s helpful hints

The wife keeps telling me I’m stuck in
the 60s because I think just about
everything is too expensive.

She also keeps an eye out while cruising
the web for homemade potions, cleaners,
and other money-saving ideas.

Thought we’d share some with you today.
Most know baking soda works to get rid of
unwanted odors and that you can make a
paste with baking soda and peroxide to
use as tooth paste.

Here are few uses you may not have heard

You can wipe your car’s windshield with
it to repel rain.

If you scatter baking soda around your
flowerbeds, the rabbits will leave it

If you sprinkle it under the sink and
around basement windowsills, it will keep
out ants and cockroaches.

Sometimes you can save a stiff paint
brush by boiling it in a solution of 1/2
gallon of water, 1/4 cup of vinegar, and
a cup of baking soda.

If you have a slow drain, pour 4 table-
spoons of baking soda in the drain then
add about a cup of vinegar. Let it foam
for about an hour and pour in some hot

Vinegar has some different uses also.
A mixture of 1 gallon of vinegar, 1/2 cup
of regular table salt, and a healthy squirt
of lemon dish detergent is all that’s
needed to get rid of weeds for up to 5

Just put the mixture in a watering can
or spray bottle to use. Claim is this
process works overnight.

The lowly cucumber has some tricks
too. If you’re out of WD-40, you can rub
a cucumber slice on a squeaky hinge. Or
rub a slice on a bathroom mirror to keep
it from fogging up.

If you put some cucumber slices in an
aluminum pie tin and set it in your garden
it will get rid of pests.

A chemical reaction between the aluminum and
the cucumber gives off a scent that we can’t
smell but drives the pests away.

Don’t want a hangover in the morning? Eat
a couple of cucumber slices before going to
bed to wake up headache free.

Have cellulite or wrinkles and want to
tighten things up a bit? Rub a cucumber
slice on the affected area for a few
minutes and the phytochemicals in the
cuke cause the skin to tighten

And of course if you slice them, bread
them, and deep-fry them, cucumbers are
pretty good with dipping sauce too.
Comments are always welcome.

4 Responses to Mrs. Cruiser’s helpful hints

  1. QC Ghost says:

    I’ll be stuck in the 60’s for three more years.

  2. cruisin2 says:

    lol, still got some years left there myself.

  3. silver price says:

    Stains in Plastic Storage Containers: Use a baking soda paste (baking soda and water) and rub into the stain. You can then rinse with vinegar (optional) and wash normally. Another method is to place container outside on a nice sunny day and the sun actually bleaches the stain out. To avoid stains in the first place, spray container with cooking spray before putting things in it that stain i.e. spaghetti sauce.

  4. Panama says:

    The best oven cleaner…Cover bottom of oven with baking soda, then pour vinegar so it’s all wet. Let sit around 20 minutes or so then wipe all of it out with damp cloth or sponge. Leave oven door open. After drying you may see some white residue, wipe again.

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