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Posted by Duarte/Downey Real Estate Agency, Inc on 10/12/2015

A bar of soap won't just keep you clean it can serve many more purposes! Here are some uses for soap to solve common household problems: Stop squeaky hinges by wedging moist soap between the doorframe and hinge, and work the door back and forth; also rub soap directly onto the hinge. No more squeaks in floorboards when you work a little moist soap into the cracks between the boards. Unstick a stubborn zipper by rubbing soap on both sides while closed, then unzip it and rub soap over the opened teeth. Solve sticky drawers by rubbing both sides and the underside with soap. To keep eyeglasses from steaming in cold weather, rub both sides of each lens with soapy fingers, and then polish. Have any of these tricks worked for you? Share more soapy tips below.  





Posted by Duarte/Downey Real Estate Agency, Inc on 11/25/2012

Why didn’t I think of that?! There are simple and easy ways to make everyday tasks easier. Here are just a few ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems … some you never knew you had! Hull strawberries easily using a straw.

Clever ideas: hull strawberries with a straw
Via: amy-newnostalgia.blogspot.com
Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes.
Clever ideas: use a walnut to heal furniture scratches
Via: apartmenttherapy.com
Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40 (also works on walls).
Clever ideas: WD40 for cleaning crayon off TV screens
Via: unplggd.com
Overhaul your linen cupboard – store bedlinen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match.
Clever ideas: store bedlinen sets inside their pillowcases
Via: marthastewart.com
Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone / iPod in a bowl – the concave shape amplifies the music.
Clever ideas: bowl as iPhone sound amplifier
Via: realsimple.com
Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags.
Cleaver ideas: wet wipe dispenser as plastic bag storage
Via: savvyhousekeeping.com
Stop cut apples browning in your child’s lunch box by securing with a rubber band.
Clever ideas: keep a cut apple from going brown
Via: athomewithrealfood.blogspot.com