General Household & Laundry Tips
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Stains - Perspiration
To remove stubborn yellow perspiration stains on shirts, dissolve 4 tablespoons of salt in a litre of hot water.  Sponge the area with the mixture until the stain disappears.

Stains - Wine
If you spill wine on carpet, or on a tablecloth, mop it up with a cloth, as much as possible immediately cover the wine with salt.  This will absorb the remaining wine.  Later rinse the tablecloth with cold water, scrape up the salt from the carpet, and then vacuum the spot.

Colour

The first two or three times you wash new items, add 1 cup of salt to the wash.  The salt will set the colours so your towels will remain bright much longer.



Candles

Stop new candles from dripping by first soaking them in a strong solution of equal parts water and salt for several hours. Let the candles dry, then burn them as usual.
Pest Prevention - Ants
If ants are making a path into your house - sprinkle salt across the door frame or directly on their path.  Ants will not want to cross this barrier.

Pest Prevention - Fleas
To keep fleas from infesting your pet'shome, wash their bedding every couple of weeks with a solution of salt water.




Weeds
Getting ride of weeds that grow in the cracks in your path and on your patio can be a pain.  To make this job easier, boil a solution of 2 parts water to 1 part salt, then pour this solution directly onto the weeds.  This should kill them (be careful not to overspray).

Cut Flowers
To increase the life of cut flowers, add a little salt to the water your cut flowers will stand in for a longer life.

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