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I periodically run across good ideas that make my life better, and I decided it would be a good idea to have a place for us to share things like this with each other, either from what Grandma taught us, or the internet:

If you drink a lot of coffee, you probably have some nice brown rings in your coffee cups, even after washing them. You can clean those stains out with a bit of baking soda and water.
http://lifehacker.com/5838321/clean-stains-out-of-your-coffee-mug-with-baking-soda
 

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you can also use them to clean your wash basins, baths, faucets, toilet seats, the list is endless
 

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Honey as also a beautiful food. I try to purchase it in pretty jars, and with honeycomb when I can, and place it in the kitchen to catch the light in a way that draws the eye to the honey. Other beautiful foods are garlic braids, pepper wreaths, spice wreaths, spice/herb scented hot food mats, and of course food baskets to name a few.:) Great holiday gifts, too. My favorite to make are the spice mats.
 

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I came across this tip

To clean artificial flowers, pour some salt into a paper bag and add the flowers. Shake vigorously as the salt will absorb all the dust and dirt and leave your artificial flowers looking like new!
I will let you know if it works
 

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If Hewee's idea doesn't work, then what you're dealing with is one or two things. Soap film, which requires a cleaner/degreaser to remove it, and hard water film, which requires an acid to dissolve it. Once you have it clean spraying it for daily maintenance should mean you'll never have to do it again.:)

That's what I do.
 

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Manufacturers of heating and air conditioning appliances and even the U.S. Department of Energy suggest that you should automatically replace your HVAC equipment at the end of its expected service life, commonly estimated at about 10 to 15 years for AC systems and 15 to 20 years for a furnace or boiler. Yet most people don't heed this simplistic advice, and given the cost of replacing these units, who can blame them? While age is a legitimate factor when considering replacement, there are a few telltale signs that a unit is too far gone, as well as more general symptoms that may indicate that replacement is a good idea, if not immediately necessary.
http://www.mnn.com/your-home/at-home/stories/signs-your-hvac-system-needs-replacing
 

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I've always shampooed my hair daily. Probably a compulsive cleanliness habit. I recently decided to reduce the frequency, and I'm pleased with the results. I can also report that my scalp is healthier.

Dermatologists and stylists agree that there's little reason to shampoo every day. "Hair is a fiber," says Paradi Mirmirani, MD, a Vallejo, Calif., dermatologist and specialist in hair research. "Think of a wool fiber: The more you wash it, the worse it's going to look. There's no need to wash your hair every day either."
http://www.webmd.com/healthy-beauty/features/how-often-wash-hair?src=RSS_PUBLIC
 
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