To wash the motor oil off from your hands thoroughly, apply some liquid soap, using very little water. Add a pinch of sawdust or sand and rub. Then rinse with warm water.
Wash your hands as usual and add a tablespoon of coffee grounds. Rub your hands with coffee grounds together, then rinse. Coffee grounds scrub away the motor oil from hands and take away bad odors.
You can easily remove oil stains on the garage floor. Treat the stain as soon as possible. Take floor dressing for birds or kitty litter to cover the oil stain. Let the kitty litter soak for a few days. After it absorbs the oil, sweep up the rest.
Here are some tips to prevent tools from rusting:
- It is known that charcoal absorbs moisture. One piece of coal is enough to prevent rust in the toolbox. Place a piece of charcoal in a sock to keep the tool clean and put it into the toolbox.
- Mothballs or Silica gel from shoebox also absorb moisture and prevent metal from rusting.
- Use motor oil and wipe the tools down before keeping them.
Rust stains from metal can be removed easily with a mixture of lemon juice and salt. Rub the rust stain thoroughly and let the mixture soak for 5 hours. Wipe off the rest with a cloth.
Another means to remove rust stains from metal is baking soda. Make a paste of baking soda and water and apply the mixture with a toothbrush on the stain. Let it soak for a while, then wipe it off. Repeat if necessary.
To prevent rust, coat the surface with some wax. Wax protects the metal against water and avoids the problem of rusting.
To restore or freshen up the look of faded black plastic car parts you should apply boot polish and let dry them. After drying remove the rest with a cloth.
You can also try a leather dye to restore the black color of plastic car parts. Wipe off the rest with a cloth and let the car parts dry overnight.
Cut flowers keep fresh longer if you add one tablespoon sugar in lukewarm water. Do not change water every day; just top it up as needed.
The water in the vase with cut flowers will remain fresh and clean, if you put a piece of charcoal for grilling in it. Charcoal prevents the growth of bacteria and removes unpleasant odors.
Instead of charcoal for grilling, you can use a weak solution of warm water and potassium permanganate.
After use, rinse the vase with the solution of warm water and vinegar. Vinegar is the most effective way to kill bacteria, fungal spores and microorganisms.