Oil

Spill proof

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What do you do if you spill a bottle of cooking oil on the floor? First you pour some flour over the spill and let it sit for a couple of minutes. The flour will absorb most of the oil, and you can simply sweep it up with a...

Clean up those scratches

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If you have some wood furniture with some scratches or worn marks, make up a quick household mix to help fix it. Combine 3/4 cup canola oil with 1/4 cup of vinegar (white or apple cider). Mix it into a jar and then rub it into the wood. You...

The chainsaw shimmy

Before using your chainsaw after it’s been sitting for a season, make sure you shake it for at least a minute. You need to do this to redistribute the oil in your gas tank.

Stinger solution

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Spring brings all sorts of little pests buzzing around, including bees and wasps. I have a couple home remedies you can use to get rid of yellow jackets or wasps around your house and in the yard. Use chemical-based bait as a last resort, especially if you have kids...

Oil to the rescue

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All types of oils have secret powers; vegetable oil and baby oil make appearances here in this tip. To get rid of yellow jackets in your yard, take a large baking tray and fill it with vegetable oil. Lay the tray on the ground near the swarming yellow jackets....

Make your own candle!

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Let’s say you’re watching TV one night and all of a sudden the power goes out. You look around for a candle and can’t find any. (You used them up during the last power outage). You know that you can leave your flashlight on, but the batteries will probably...

A light dusting

What do you do if you spill a bottle of cooking oil on the floor? First you pour some flour over the spill and let it sit for a couple of minutes. The flour will absorb most of the oil, and you can simply sweep it up with a...

Stop the oil gusher

Let’s say you’re cooking in the kitchen and you pour some oil into a bowl. When you put the oil container back in the cupboard, oil on the outside of the bottle now begins sliding down the glass, pooling at the bottom of the bottle and forming an oil...

A sticky situation

If your front door lock is sticking, spray some WD-40 into it. Don’t spray oil because it will just gum things up. If this doesn’t work, it’s time to replace the lock cylinder.

Fire up the snacks

The next time you go out into the wilderness, make sure that you take a bag of Fritos or potato chips. Not only can you use them as snacks, but they make great fire starters. It’s the oil in them that does the burning.