Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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February 5, 2014

Making the best of the winter weather

I don’t think the ground hog saw his shadow here but I guess we will have more winter weather and make the best of it.

It will give more time to work on those winter projects and think about spring. I see the garden seeds are out in the stores, so you can make your plans now.

Well, don’t forget the Spring District meeting March 18 and our International Night April 7.

We will have sign-up sheets at International Night to sign up to work at the fair, so be thinking when you would like to work and with what class will interest you.

Well, since it seems winter is still here, I have a few hints you may want to try.

Keep an old paintbrush at the back door. It is handy for brushing off dirt, leaves, grass and now snow from your shoes.

Make an all-purpase cleaner by mixing 2 cups water with 1/4 cups white distilled vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon dish soap. Put it in a spray bottle and shake.

Use denture cleaner tablets to clean jewelry and rings. Simply drop a tablet into a cut up water, let it dissolve and place your jewwlry in for a couple of minutes.

Used dryer sheets are great for dusting. Keep in a plastic bag near the dryer as needed.

Use WD-40 to clean gum off cushions and floors.

A tablespoon of distilled white vinegar in a cup of hot water makes the best carpet cleaner. Put in a spray bottle, lightly spray on stain and wipe with a clean cloth.

Pick up broken class with a sticky lint roller. It will pick up even the tiniest pieces.

Use rubbing alcohol to clean sticky glue left on glass, plastic or aluminum. When trying to get the label off, use a cotton ball.

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