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By Heloise Friday, June 29, 2007; 12:00 AM

Shampoo Kudos

Dear Heloise: I'm writing to say a big thank-you to the lady who wrote about how to take care of a BATHTUB STAIN!

She sure knew what she was talking about. The hair shampoo did a wonderful job. I had used cleanser before, and it did nothing. -- Sue in Missouri City, Texas

Sue, don't you love this "cheap," easy cleaning hint?

A lot of times, regular hair shampoo will work wonders on soap film and dirt. Readers, give it a try, and you might be shocked how well shampoo cleans tubs and shower walls. Also, try using a little baking soda with the shampoo for some extra "scrubbing" action. Baking soda, unlike many commercial cleaners, is so versatile that it can be used in cleaning, deodorizing and baking! What else can it be used for? Send for my six-page Baking Soda Hints and Recipes pamphlet to find out. Send $4 and a long, self-addressed, stamped (58 cents) envelope to: Heloise/Baking Soda, P.O. Box 795001, San Antonio, TX 78279-5001. In this day and age, when we're all concerned about the environment, you can help out. Instead of using harsh chemicals to remove burned-on food in a pot, all you have to do is put 3 tablespoons of baking soda in enough water to cover the bottom of the pan. Simmer on the stove until the gunk starts to lift, and, with a little scrubbing, the pot will sparkle again. All for pennies, too.


Dear Heloise: Every summer, our family likes to visit a different city that has some type of major attractions.

To make sure that we get the most from our vacation, I call the chamber of commerce in the city and say that we are planning to visit, and can it send us information about attractions that the average person might not know about? This has worked really well, and we've done a lot of sightseeing with our vacation dollars. -- Georgiana from Maryland

This is a good hint if you don't have access to the Internet. And since not everything is posted online, a phone call is worth the effort.


Dear Heloise: If the little screw has fallen out of your eyeglass arm that connects it to the frame, insert a safety pin to hold it together until you can fix it permanently. -- Jack, via e-mail

Another quick fix is to push the pointed end of a toothpick through and carefully break it off. These are only temporary fixes, so pick up an eyeglass repair kit, found at most drugstores and retail stores.


Dear Heloise: I keep a plastic gallon jug filled with water in the car. When it's time to get the sand off the kids, I use this water instead of the beach showers, due to the water being warm from sitting in the car. This is less traumatic than trying to get the little ones under the cold shower. -- Lauri Tulpala, San Diego

(c)2007 by King Features Syndicate Inc.
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