How to find a small object dropped on the floor

You can find a small object like a screw or aearring dropped on the floor if you use a vacuum cleaner. Remove the nozzle from the vacuum cleaner. Fix nylon pantyhose over the head of vacuum hose with a rubber band. Pick up the lost object.

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How to save your cell phone if it fell into water

If you dropped your cell phone in water, take the cell phone out of the water quickly. Switch off the cell phone; take out the battery and SIM card from it.

  • Place the phone in a bowl or re-closeable zipper bag of uncooked rice overnight or for 24 hours. The phone should be completely covered with rice. Rice absorbs moisture.
  • If possible use desiccants that absorb moisture better than rice. Add a desiccant packet, such as silica gel, into the re-closeable bag and let it stay for 24 hours. Then restart the phone.

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A handmade gift for Christmas “White dove”

Children at any age usually have a great creative interest. For children in kindergarten age creativity and learning with an adult are very important.
Crafts help promote motor skills, endurance, creativity, imagination and cover a broad range of skills and interests. Manipulating with small objects, such as stones, seeds, beads or buttons, holding and picking them up, and planning out the further action, helps to encourage the development of fine motor skills.
The development of fine motor skills is very important for children at the age of 2-3 years. This is closely connected with the development of speech. The human brain centers responsible for speech and movement of the fingers are very close to each other. While sculpting the appropriate parts of brain are activated and they stimulate the nearest areas responsible for speech.

As a Christmas gift you can make a handmade souvenir of dove. White doves have symbolized celebration, love, happiness and prosperity. It is a perfect gift for the ones you love.

Such a gift you can do even with a two-year-old child.

 

 

Let us see how to make a beautiful handmade gift for Christmas White Christmas Dove.

You need:

1. an apple

2. a napkin

3. a glue stick

4. decorations, stickers, wiggle eyes

5. a white ribbon or hair tie

6. a template of dove, scissors and crayons

Let your child color the template with paints or crayons.

Then cut out the template.

 

 

Decorate the shapes as you wish.
Glue on some stickers, seeds, beads, buttons and a pair of wiggle eyes.

 

 

To make the body of a dove, you need an apple, or hair tie  or a white ribbon. Put an apple in the middle of a napkin and fold the corners.

 

 

 

Hold the corners with a ribbon or hair tie.

 

 

 

Glue on the head and the wings of a dove.
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Weird household ways to use toothpaste

How to use toothpaste in the household. Here are some tips how to do that.

  • To prevent glasses from going cloudy in the dishwasher, use white toothpaste after rinsing to clean glassware. Scrub the toothpaste all over the glass and carefully polish the surface with a dry cloth. Then rinse with water and vinegar solution.
  • You can clean silver jewellery with a toothpaste. Take a soft cloth and apply a small amount of the toothpaste to the cloth. Then rub the silver jewellery very carefully.
  • To clean and whiten piano keys, squeeze a small amount of a white colored toothpaste onto a damp cloth and rub gently.
  • To remove stains from tea and fruits on bright clothes use a toothpaste with whitening effect. Apply a small amount of toothpaste on the stain, rub with fingers, then wash as usual.
  • Toothpaste keeps goggles from fogging up.
  • You can clean out the sink in the bathroom with your toothpaste. Squeeze some toothpaste in the sink and scrub it with a sponge. Then rinse out the sink.
  • Tea stains in baby bottles and mugs can be easily removed with a toothpaste. Put some toothpaste on the brush and scrub the bottles. Toothpaste removes the odors, too.
  • Toothpaste can also be used to clean out stains from leather items, gloves, bags. Use a microfiber cloth dampened with a solution of water and some toothpaste. Then rub well and wipe off with a clean cloth.
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How to chill a beverage fast

The drink is supposed to be served ice-cold or you need cold and refreshing drinks to enjoy during the hot summer days. Here are some tips how to chill your favorite drink very fast.

  • To chill a beverage fast, wrap the bottle with a wet paper towel and put it in the freezer. In about 10 minutes the drink is refreshing and cold.
  • Fill a bowl with cold water and put ice cubes in it. Add 2 tablespoons of salt. Mix the ingredients and place the bottle in this ice water solution. Salt affects the cooling process. In 10 minutes you can enjoy your cold beverages.

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Fruity ice cubes for beverages

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How to keep your bath towels soft and fluffy

If a bath towel got crispy and rough after washing, you need to soften it. In order to soften a bath towel, soak it in hot water with some salt after washing. Then rinse.

You can do several things to keep your bath towels soft and fluffy. Apply these tips.

  • Wash bath towels in very hot water using baking soda, vinegar or borax within or instead of detergent. It will soften the bath towels naturally and remove any leftover detergent.
  • While washing bath towels in the washing machine don’t use fabric softeners. The fibers of the material get clogged with the softener.
  • Use extra rinse cycle in the washing machine to get rid of any leftover detergent.
  • Don’t dry towels in the direct sunlight. The towels can get crispy.
  • While being dried on a clothesline, the towels can also get stiff. To reduce this shake the towels out before and after you hang them up.
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How to wash faux fur by hand delicately

You can wash faux fur by hand delicately with mild soap and cold or lukewarm water.

Hang your item on a plastic hanger. Agitate the water to create soapsuds and brush carefully the garment with brush covered with soapsuds in one direction. Then dry with a soft towel.

Allow garments to air dry if they get wet and store away from direct sunlight. Brush and smooth the faux fur if needed.

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How to remove pine sap from clothes

  • The easiest way to remove tree sap from clothes is freezing the item in the fridge. Let it stay for 1,5 hour. When the tree sap is good and hard, scrape the tree sap and wash as usual.
  •  Rubbing alcohol or surgical spirits works very well at removing tree sap from clothes. Wipe the stain with a cotton swab dipped in alcohol and wash the item in soapy water.
  • Use butter to remove tree sap stains from clothes. Rub butter into the stain and let it sit for 2-3 hours. Then throw the clothes in a regular wash.
  • Olive oil works great at getting pine sap off of skin. Apply a small amount of olive oil and rub it into the stain and then wash your hands with soap.

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Coffee grounds scrub away the motor oil from hands

 

 

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Use laundry bags to wash delicate clothes

Use laundry bags to wash delicate clothes. Place the item in a laundry bag and place the entire bag in the washing machine. You can even wash garment with embroidery, items with ornamental buttons or other ornaments. The bag protects the item from being damaged by other items during washing. When washing, turn the garment inside out and put it into a laundry bag or pillowcase.

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