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Tips on stain removal

Tips on stain removal
News from London Free Press:

Tips on stain removal

Last Updated: November 30, 2011 2:00am

Remove a lipstick stain from fabric with a bit of toothpaste and eucalyptus essential oil. (Shutterstock)

It is the festive season and many partygoers who have stained their special holiday outfit want to know how to remove the spots so they can wear their clothes as planned.

The most common questions involve red wine, lipstick, makeup, and coffee. Here are some stain removal instructions for washable items.


• Never rub a fresh stain with bar soap. Soap sets many stains.

• Time and heat can set some stains permanently. Deal with the problem as soon as possible. Avoid machine drying or ironing until you’ve exhausted all stain-removal e…………… continues on London Free Press

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Tim’s Tips: Prepare your gardening tools for winter
News from The Daily News of Newburyport:

It’s hard to believe that we are at the end of November and the weather is still so warm. If this carries on through the rest of the winter, we will save a bundle in heating costs.

Last week, I told you about the need to put your chemicals away before the cold hits. This week’s chore is to gather up all the gardening tools and get them ready for winter.

Shovels should be wiped down to get all the dirt off the metal parts. Leftover dirt will cause rusting. A light coating of oil, or an application of a silicone spray, will finish the job.

The same goes for any other long-handle tools. Pruners and loping shears should have the metal parts cleaned too.

Sap builds up on the blades, making it harder for the tools to make a clean cut. Remove the sap with rubbing alcohol and then apply oil or silicone spray.

Your gas-powered tools need cleaning too. Dried…………… continues on The Daily News of Newburyport

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