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Getting Rid of Silverfish

Vacuum the house thoroughly to remove silverfish eggs. Empty vacuum and promptly dispose of the debris. Make a 50/50 mix of boric acid and flour,powdered sugar, or quick oats. Place the mixture in paper cupcake holders or old jar lids around the house. (This is great for ants too.) Vacuum more frequently than usual for about 3 months as silverfish eggs can take up to 2 months to hatch.

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DID YOU KNOW.........

Even though we call it paper money, United States currency is printed on sheets that are actually 75% cotton and 25% linen.

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Getting Rid of Mold Issues

   Even when mold is completely removed, harmful toxins remain in the air. The mold itself is trouble enough. However, microscopic spores floating in the air  are the real problem. The issue is that they’re still floating around attached to dust particles long after the source (mold) has been removed. Activated bamboo charcoal comes to the rescue by attracting these toxins. The mold toxins come in contact with it and get stuck. Activated bamboo charcoal is used professionally in industry, notably water treatment. Activated bamboo charcoal is made of carbon, with millions of microscopic holes.,  It functions something like a...

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MAKE YOUR OWN LAUNDRY DETERGENT

Home Made Detergent    1 quart Water (boiling)2 cups Bar soap (grated) (stay away from heavily perfumed soaps)2 cups Borax2 cups Washing Soda Use soaps Like Ivory, Fels Naphtha, Sunlight, or Zote. Grate the bar soap and add it to the boiling water and stir until soap is melted. Keep on low heat until melted. Pour the soap- water mixture into a large, clean pail and add the Borax and Washing Soda. Stir well until all is dissolved. Add 2 gallons of water, stir until well mixed. Keep pail covered  using 1/4 cup for each load of laundry. Stir the detergent...

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Fixing Water Marks on a Wooden Table

To fix water marks on a wood table, use a 50/50 mixture of vinegar and olive oil.  

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