Cleaning Carpet Full of Kitty Cat Puke
Uh oh, kitty just went burp and urp all over the new white carpeting. Isn’t she adorable! If it’s chunks (oh quit gagging) put your hand inside a plastic bag then pick up the chunks through the bag, and turn bag inside out. If it’s just liquid, blot up most of the mess with a rag or paper towel. There you go. All gone except for a cheerful yellow carpet stain the color of bile, right? Now Lindy Lou wants you to sprinkle salt on the yellow carpet stain, and cover it completely with a damp cloth. Leave it for several hours and presto! No more carpet stain.
Carpet Cleaning: Candle Wax Removal
Not even going to ask you what weird ceremony you were performing that caused you to get candle wax on your carpet. Just chip off as much as possible with a credit card or plastic knife that won’t cut fibers. Then, wet a clean white cloth, squeeze out excess moisture and place it over the candle wax on the carpet. Use a warm iron with a teflon base to go over it. (Not too hot! Heat can melt some carpeting!) The steam will go into the bottom of the carpet, melt the wax, and suck it up into the cloth. Repeat as needed. As long as you’re down there on your hands and knees, why not iron the baseboards?
Crushed Carpet: Getting the Dents Out
So you moved Aunt Millie’s marble topped table out of the room only to discover there are four big dents in the carpet where the table legs used to be. Well duh. Here are two methods to restore the carpet, and one or the other should work, depending on what kind of carpet you have. Method 1: Place two ice cubes in each dent. Let melt into the carpet and dry.Pull up fibers with fingernails. They should puff up more when you vacuum.(You do vacuum?) Method 2: Place ice cubes in the dents, let melt into carpet, cover with damp cloth and go over with a warm iron.Pull up fibers with fingernails. Keep trying until methods until you can no longer see the dents.
Today’s Free Handy Homemaker Bonus Tip: Freeze Leftover Wine
Pour leftover wine into ice trays and freeze. When you need to add wine to a recipe, just throw in some winesickle cubes as you cook. Hmmmm. Leftover wine? Hello?
Today’s Free Handy Homemaker Banana Peel Bonus Tip: Teeth Whitening
Whiten Teeth with Banana Peels
Brush your teeth as usual and rinse well with warm water. Then rub the surface of your teeth with the white part of a banana peel for about two minutes. Try not to laugh at how stupid you look in the mirror with a banana peel flopping rhythmically against your chin. Try not to worry about how many bananas you’re going to have to eat to have enough peels to keep doing this. Try to remember to lock the bathroom door. Start wondering “Is it two minutes yet? ” And “What does a banana peel have that whitens teeth?” Potassium, calcium, and vitamin D. Let us know how this turns out.
Today’s Free Handy Homemaker Bonus Tip for Getting Enough Sugar and Chocolate in Your Diet
First order a food chopper from the Sham Wow guy’s brother on TV. Then chop up some Snickers Bars with it. Slice a few apples. (Peel and core first, Martha.) Place apple slices in a baking dish and sprinkle the chopped Snickers bars on top. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Serve with vanilla ice cream. Serves 1 unless you decide to share.
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Things a Gorilla Knows About Bananas
Weird Things You Can Do With Baggies and Shaving Cream
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Carpet Cleaning and Kitty Cat Puke