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    • Grandma Putt’s Old Time Vinegar, Garlic, Baking Soda, etc. www.jerrybaker.com INDEX A Acne and blemishes asparagus water for, 126 baking soda for, 124 bananas for, 94 birch bark for, 70 cabbage for, 71 wine for, 156 Address labels, 241–243, 263 Adhesive bandages, 23, 42, 173, 280 Adhesive tape, 298 Age spots, 93 Air fresheners citrus, 101, 108–109, 168 dryer sheets as, 235 gel, 338 vinegar, 194 Alcohol (rubbing) for health and beauty, 2–3, 10 for household uses, 15–16, 28, 210 for outdoor uses, 35–36 for pet care, 13 Alfalfa meal, 39 All-purpose cleaner, 16 Aloe vera, 6, 69–70 Aluminum, cleaning, 102, 178, 295, 300 360 Aluminum foil, 157–158, 187–188, 196 Ammonia for health and beauty, 205–206 for household uses, 16, 25, 208–211 for outdoor uses, 225–227, 231 Angelica, 88 Aniseed, 122 Antacid tablets, 3, 17 Ant-control agents chalk, 275 cucumber, 103 mint, 100–101 soap, 40 talcum powder, 32 tape, 277 yeast, 171, 179 Aphids, 16, 102, 115 Apples as dye, 102 as fertilizer, 102 for health and beauty, 69, 71, 73, 96 storing, 319 Apple worms (codling moths), 102, 275, 282 Appliances, 249, 266 Apricot pits, 79 Aquariums, 269 Arthritis, 71, 74, 79, 143, 144 Artwork, storing, 303 Ashtrays, 325, 328–329, 343 Asparagus, 126 Aspirin, 10–11, 17 Aspirin containers, 24 Asthma, 9, 72, 82, 85, 108 Athlete’s foot, 79, 140, 144, 205 Audiotapes, 348 Avocados, 119–120 B Baby bathtubs, 325, 348–349 Baby gates, 329 Baby oil, 3, 17, 239 Baby powder, 11, 189 Baby rooms, cleaning, 216 Baby shampoo, 9, 12–13, 226 Baby toys, 343 Baby wipe containers, 5 Baby wipes, 4 Backaches, 326 Backpack covers, 173 Badminton equipment, 349 Baking soda for craft projects, 187, 193 for health and beauty, 122–124, 147–150, 187
    • Grandma Putt’s Old Time Vinegar, Garlic, Baking Soda, etc. for household uses, 30, 158–161 for outdoor uses, 196–198, 202 for pet care, 191 Baking tips, 128, 263, 288 Balloons, 238, 241, 267 Balls, 287, 338 Bananas, 39, 69, 94, 102 Bandages, 42, 173, 280 Barbecue grills, cleaning, 129, 196, 226–227 Baseball bats, 330, 349 Baseballs, 326 Basil, 69, 344 Bassinets, 330 Bath crystals, foaming, 325 Bath mitts, 46, 54 Bath oil, 6 Bath pillows, 261 Bathrooms. See also specific fixtures cleaning, 4, 28, 30, 159, 213, 216 deodorizing, 162 organizing, 46, 217, 325, 328 Baths for babies, 58, 189 baking soda, 123 beer, 150 bubble, 2, 325 colored water, 222 lavender, 107 milk, 134, 189 oatmeal, 136 pine, 107 salt, 153, 325 “tea bag” for, 67 Bathtub appliqués, 14, 290 Bathtub toys, 15 Beanbag chairs, 261 Beer, 150 Bees, attracting, 203. See also Insect bites or stings Beeswax, 240, 248 Beetle juice recipe, 200 Belts, 56–57, 62 Bicycle baskets, 326–328 Bicycles, 4, 129, 246, 317 Bicycle wheel trellis, 304 Billiard balls, 334 Binder clips, 238–239, 241, 244, 274 Birch bark, 70–71 Birdbaths, 229, 315 Bird droppings, 40 Bird feeders, 277, 315, 318 Birdhouses, 40, 287, 318 Bird nests, 224 Birds (pests), 50, 54, 113, 172, 247, 348 Birds (pets), 26, 194, 343 Bird treats, frozen, 195 Blackboard erasers, 351 Black eyes, 142–143, 191 Blackheads, 92, 152 Black spot, 118, 202 Bladder infections, 143 Blankets, 47–48, 57, 62 Bleach, 22, 205–206, 211–213, 227–228 Blenders, 199, 254–255 Blisters, 3, 6, 9, 127 Bloodstains, 24, 211 Blooms, forcing, 226 Blotting paper, 244 Blue jeans, 178–179 Bluing, 205–206, 214–215, 222, 228–229 Board games, 50, 267, 273, 307, 345 Boats, cleaning, 196–197 Bobby pins, 17 Boilovers, preventing, 129, 180 www.jerrybaker.com Boils, 71, 75, 125, 141 Bookends, 329 Bookmarks, 256–257 Books, 162–163, 166, 330 Book safe, 331 Booster seats, 272 Boot trees, 157 Borax, 158, 207, 214–218, 222–223, 228–230 Boron deficiency, in plants, 228 Bottle openers, 161 Bottles. See also Medicine bottles for cosmetics, 153 for craft projects, 14, 215 deodorizing, 10, 170 for outdoor uses, 231–232 Bourbon, 125, 139 Bowling balls, 352 Bowls, 327, 330 Box springs, squeaky, 290 Brake fluid, 307 Bras, 47, 62 Brass, cleaning, 24, 99, 167, 178, 209 Bread for health and beauty, 123, 125 for household uses, 162, 188 keeping warm, 157 slicing, 20 Breath fresheners, 84, 94, 150, 155. See also Mouthwash Brick, 181, 289, 300 Bronchitis, 44–45, 82–83 Bronze, cleaning, 180, 299 Brooms and mops handles from, 225 Index 361
    • Grandma Putt’s Old Time Vinegar, Garlic, Baking Soda, etc. Brooms and mops (continued) prolonging use of, 55, 65, 178 protecting walls from, 49 storing, 263 Brown sugar, softening, 162 Bruises ice packs for, 2, 138 marigold salve for, 82 onions for, 83 parsley for, 84 petroleum jelly for, 8 Brussels sprouts, 111 Bubble blowing, 57–58 Bubble wrap, 260 Buckets, 308–310 Building blocks, 5, 343 Building material scraps, 306–307 Bulbs, 66, 230, 233 Bulletin boards, 259, 343 Bungee cords, 301 Bunk beds, 60 Burns. See also Sunburn remedies baby wipes for, 4 eggs for, 130 juniper berries for, 81 marigold oil for, 87 milk for, 134 potatoes for, 86 sesame seeds for, 140–141 Buttermilk, 150, 189 Buttons, reusing, 50, 251 C Cabbage, 71, 97, 111–112 Cabbage loopers, 118 Cabbage moths, 118 Cakes, 20, 42 Camping lanterns, 196 362 Index Candleholders, 29, 42, 270, 334 Candles burns in carpet from, 297 fitting in holders, 294 for household uses, 162, 245 lighting, 223 making, 270 polishing, 262 Canker sores, 123 Canning jars, 344 Caraway seed, 125 Cardboard, 275 Cardboard tubes, 34, 157, 254 Car mirrors, 301 Carpal tunnel prevention, 44 Carpet grease stains on, 166 pet accidents on, 194, 302 routine cleaning of, 166 scorch marks on, 168, 297 spills on, 4, 29, 175 static shock from, 219 uses for, 282–283 wine on, 175, 215 Carpet shampoo, 218 Carrots, 72, 74, 88, 91, 188 Cars battery connections in, 197 cleaning, 4, 66, 199, 307, 311, 317 defogging windows, 54, 351 deodorizing, 19 parking in garages, 247, 283, 321 in snow and ice, 283 supplies for, 62, 233 www.jerrybaker.com winterizing, 129, 173 Car sickness, 107 Car travel, 60–61, 269, 275 Car wax, 280–281, 301– 302, 309–311 Cast-iron cookware, 137, 165, 175 Castor oil, 10–11, 38 Castors (glass jars), 327 Casts (on broken limbs), 173 Cat litter, 161, 305, 339 Catnip, 72–73 Cats, repelling. See also Pet care barriers for, 117, 307, 312–313, 323 scents for, 109, 188, 223 Cayenne pepper, 36, 126, 141, 198–199 CDs and CD cases, 244– 245, 246–247 CD storage, 335 Celery, 74, 88 Cellulite remedies, 92, 150 Cement, 312 Ceramic planters, 331 Ceramic tile, 181, 186, 281, 306. See also Grout, cleaning Chalk, 244–245, 248–249, 275 Chamois, 281, 302, 312 Chandeliers, cleaning, 51, 214, 341 Chapped lips, 74–75 Checkbook covers, 276 Checkbook registers, 265 Cheese, 20, 126–127 Chenille bedspreads, 331 Cherries, 74 Chewing gum, 127–128, 192, 290 Chicken soup, 124–125
    • Grandma Putt’s Old Time Vinegar, Garlic, Baking Soda, etc. Chicken wire, 285, 312–313 Child care, 54, 58, 193, 272–273 Child play and entertainment. See also Toys junk mail for, 256 in kitchen, 272 piano bench for, 344 rainy day activities, 195, 303 rugs for, 346–347 shoe bags for, 60–61 shower curtain for, 29 tablecloths for, 193 washtubs for, 347 Child safety belts for, 56–57 bungee cords for, 301 ladders for, 303 pipe insulation for, 305 shoulder pads for, 61 sink mats for, 193 tape for, 272 twill tape for, 274 Child-size furniture, 332 China. See Dishes China hutches, 336–337 Chinch bugs, 234 Chip clips, 218 Chipmunks, 217 Chocolate stains, 209 Cholesterol levels, 76–77 Christmas decorations homemade, 21, 188, 247, 253, 258, 261, 332 preserving, 22–23 repainting, 208–209 Christmas lights, 254, 351 Christmas trees, 22–23, 28, 51, 180, 285 Chrome, cleaning, 16, 168 Cigarette burns, 289, 297 Cinnamon, 188 Citrus fruit, 97, 108–109. See also specific fruits Cleaning kits, 174, 258 Cleansers, homemade all-purpose, 16 bathroom, 28 board cleaner, 31 color coding, 169 containers for, 5 deck and porch cleaner, 234 floor cleaner, 212 floor polish, 293 grout cleaner, 210 saddle soap, 264 scouring powder, 140, 158 wall cleaners, 208, 212 wood polish, 290 Clipboards, 249, 267, 275 Closets, 30, 172, 284 Closet space, creating, 52, 338 Clothes hangers, 47–48, 57, 62, 259, 297 Clothespin holders, 56, 232 Clothespins, 212–213, 218, 223, 230–231 Clothing, 53, 59, 273. See also specific pieces Cloves, 118, 127, 150, 162 Clubroot, 117 Club soda, 194 Clutter control in closets, 172 containers for, 5, 184, 270 in drawers, 170, 259, 291 Coasters, 246, 286 Cockroaches, 214 Codling moths (apple worms), 102, 275, 282 Coffee, 150–151 Coffee cups, 358 www.jerrybaker.com Coffee filters, 164–166 Coffee grinders, 162, 174 Coffeemakers, 184, 216 Coffee stains, 21, 24, 175 Coin holders, 270 Cola, 127, 163 Cold, protection from, 3, 78–79, 198–199 Cold-drink holders, 54 Cold frames, 260, 282, 322 Colds and flu apples for, 71 bourbon for, 125, 139 chicken soup for, 124–125 garlic for, 77 horseradish for, 133 hot sauce for, 133 mentholated rub for, 7 mustard for, 44–45, 131 onions for, 82–83 saline solution for, 138–139, 193 spreading germs and, 33 vinegar for, 145 Cold sores, 85, 146 Collages, 252, 261 Cologne, 6 Colorfastness, 186, 221 Combs, 10, 20, 150, 206 Comforters, 18, 52 Comfrey, 74 Composting material for, 114, 166, 224, 256, 319, 354 on small scale, 63, 308–309 Compost tea, 66 Computers, cleaning, 16, 235 Concrete cleaning, 198, 226, 234, 312, 318–319 pouring, 320 Index 363
    • Grandma Putt’s Old Time Vinegar, Garlic, Baking Soda, etc. Concrete blocks, 281 Constipation, 80–81, 136 Contact® paper, 42, 267 Cookie cutters, 188, 332 Cookie jars, 163, 332–333 Cookie sheets, 163 Cooking oil spray, 128–129, 188 Cooking water, 126 Copper, cleaning, 99, 178, 209, 308 Copper tubing, 285 Cornmeal, 189, 199 Corn oil, 189 Corns and calluses, 3, 79, 103, 108, 145 Cornstarch for craft projects, 193, 273 for health and beauty, 127, 189 for household uses, 166 for outdoor uses, 199 for pet care, 189 Corn syrup, 22, 167 Correction fluid, 249–250, 295 Cosmetics. See Makeup and cosmetics Costumes, 15, 59, 268 Cotton balls, 14, 18 Cotton swabs, 18 Coughs, 79, 83, 87, 122, 131 Countertops, cleaning, 158, 213, 280–281, 288 Coupons, 241 Cradles, 48 Craft supplies, 50, 190, 256, 270, 346. See also Paint, for children; specific projects Crayon marks, removing, 42, 262, 289 Crayons, 250–251 364 Index Cream of tartar, 167 Cribs, 343 Croquet balls, 352 Crystal, washing, 35 Crystal decanters, 327 Crystals, growing, 15 Cucumbers, 74–75, 91, 103 Curtain rings, 31, 186 Curtain rods, 106 Curtains, 23, 49, 52, 169, 355 Cut flowers arranging, 262, 285 drying, 229 dyeing, 214–215 prolonging, 23, 167, 212 Cuts and scrapes baby wipes for, 4 birch bark for, 70–71 bread for, 123 cayenne pepper for, 126 cloves for, 127 grape juice for, 130–131 honey for, 132 juniper berries for, 81 marigold oil for, 87 mouthwash for, 7 shaving cream for, 9 Cutting boards, 26, 98, 175, 213 Cuttings, 196 Cutworms, 114, 322 D Damping-off fungus, 112 Dandelions, 74–75, 92 Dandelion wine, 76 Dandruff control, 10–12, 153 Dartboards, 334 Decks and porches, 36, 234, 287 www.jerrybaker.com Deer, 36 Deicers, 232, 314, 316–317 Demitasse cups, 334 Dental floss, 18, 20, 38, 239 Dental hygiene, 69, 88, 109, 122–123, 126–127 Denture cleaning tablets, 20–21 Dentures, cleaning, 123 Deodorant bottles, 14 Deodorants, homemade, 80–81, 148 Deodorizers alcohol, 10 baby wipes, 4 borax, 218, 222–223 candles, 162 charcoal briquettes, 284–285 essential oils, 216 extract, 167–168 fabric-softener sheets, 235–236 industrial absorbent, 317 mustard, 152, 170 potatoes, 104 potpourri, 258 vinegar, 185–186 Depression, 146 Desks, for children, 344 Diaper bags, 48–49 Diaper-changing mats, 172 Diaper rash, 187, 194 Diapers, 49, 305 Diarrhea, 73, 190 Disease contro0l, in garden, 4, 114–115, 202, 227. See also specific diseases Dish drainers, 201 Dishes cleaning, 21, 175, 212 labeling, 241
    • Grandma Putt’s Old Time Vinegar, Garlic, Baking Soda, etc. packing for move, 165, 169 storing, 20, 165, 171, 267 uses for, 137 Dishwashing liquid, 16, 58, 167, 199, 202 Dizziness, 143 Dogs, repelling, 115, 187– 188. See also Pet care Dollhouses, 34, 252, 263 Down jackets, 335, 340 Downspouts, 311 Downy mildew, 112 Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Soap®, 2, 36 Draft blockers, 50, 58–59 Drain plugs, 30 Drains, 159, 182 Drapery hooks, 26–27 Drawer glides, 30, 171, 281 Drawer knobs, 343 Dream pillows, 9 Drilling techniques, 259 Drip irrigation, 232 Driveway reflectors, 246 Drop cloths, 285, 302–303 Dryer lint, 222, 224 Drying racks, 329 Drying techniques, for plant materials, 105, 229 Duct tape, 286–287 Dust cloths, 54, 281, 288 Dusting techniques for carved or relief items, 41, 213, 296 for fragile items, 254 for hard-to-reach places, 47, 64 for office equipment, 18, 235 Dust masks, 47, 164 Dustpans, 281 DVDs and DVD cases, 245, 246–247 Dyes, natural, 99, 101–103 E Earaches, 78, 84, 137 Earrings, 7, 49, 261 Ear wax, excessive, 142 Earwigs, 202 Eczema, 70, 75, 86, 135– 136, 142 Egg cartons, 142 Eggs cooking, 175, 184–185 decorating, 99, 250–251, 258–259 dye for, 99, 101 freezing, 169 for health and beauty, 130, 151–152 for household uses, 126, 167 plastic, 346 Elastic, 251 Electrical cords, corralling, 34 Electrical outlets, childproofing, 272 Electrical tape, 288 Electroculture, 230 Embroidery floss, 251 Embroidery hoops, 253 Enamel surfaces, cleaning, 182 Envelopes, 253 Epsom salts for craft projects, 15, 21 as fertilizer, 25, 37, 39 for health and beauty, 6, 11–12 Erasers, 253–254, 276 Essential oils, 8, 216 www.jerrybaker.com Evening primrose, 75 Exercise mats, 283 Exfoliative agents, 11, 46, 148, 153, 155 Extract, 167–168 Eyeglasses, 6, 28, 164 Eyes bags under, 91, 151 black, 142–143, 191 bloodshot, 88 sties or cysts on, 130 swollen, 73, 89, 135, 141, 154 Eye shadow cases, cleaning, 240 F Fabric, 31, 46, 216, 342 Fabric scraps, 252–253 Fabric softener, 207–208, 217, 219 Fabric-softener sheets, 35, 235–236 Facial hair, bleaching, 206 Facial inflammation, 71 Facial neuralgia, 143 Facial treatments. See Skincare agents Fairy ring, 226 Family heirlooms, 333 Fans, 313 Fatigue, 146 Faucets, 182–183, 260, 262 Feather dusters, 219 Feathers, 254 Felt, 254–255, 267 Felt-tip markers, 255 Ferns, 201 Fertilizer. See Gardening; Lawn care Feverfew, 76 Filing cabinets, 268–269 Index 365
    • Grandma Putt’s Old Time Vinegar, Garlic, Baking Soda, etc. Film canisters, 270–271 Fingernails. See Hand and nail care Finger paints, 15 Fingers, injured, 238 Finger splints, 137, 286 Fire-extinguishing agents, 158, 197 Fires and fireplaces, 192, 289, 300, 331, 339 Fire-starters, 224, 319 First aid kits and supplies, 114, 133 Fish bait, 39 Fish bones, removing, 296 Fishing line, storing, 276 Fishing poles, 344 Fishing tackle, organizing, 270 Flashlights, 285 Flea- and tick-control agents alcohol, 13 dryer lint, 224 herbs, 106–107, 110, 159 lint-removing roller, 58 oranges, 106 vinegar, 195 Flea beetles, 118, 349 Floorboards, squeaky, 31 Floor care, 159, 167, 212, 283. See also specific flooring material Floor polish recipe, 293 Flour, 168–169, 200, 273 Flour sifters, 169 Flowers, cut. See Cut flowers Foam rubber, 255 Food coloring, 169, 190, 200–201 Food tents, 353 366 Index Foot care aches and tiredness, 45, 75, 82, 85, 140, 326 baby bathtubs for, 325 blister prevention, 3, 6 dryness or cracks, 45, 93, 120 sweat and odor control, 6, 10, 154 Freckles, 93, 95 Freezers, defrosting, 41, 128, 288 Frostbite remedy, 85 Frozen food, 41, 142–143 Fruit, 117. See also specific fruits Fungal diseases, in garden, 112, 115 Funnels, 196, 232, 253 Furniture. See also Lawn furniture; Leather; Upholstery; Wood surfaces; specific pieces child-size, 332 dings or scratches on, 18, 250 disassembling, 255 dusting under, 47 glides for, 283 moving, 29, 34–35, 54, 337 reaching under, 264 refinishing, 300 shellac for, 295 short leg on, 255 Furniture polish, 98, 180, 223, 248 G Garages, parking in, 247, 283, 321 Garbage bags, 172–173 www.jerrybaker.com Garbage can lids, 305, 315 Garbage cans deodorizing, 218, 236, 258, 317 protecting from pests, 66, 117 uses for, 303–304, 313–314 Garbage disposals, 108 Garden beds, 113, 200, 231, 317, 321 Garden gates, 335 Garden gloves, 38, 312 Garden hoses, 113, 308, 339 Gardening. See also Composting; Houseplants and container plants; Pest-control agents; Seed-starting; Tomatoes benefits of, 82 digging up plants, 100, 129 disease control, 4, 112, 114–115, 202, 227 electroculture, 230 fertilizing, 37, 39, 102, 120, 198, 201, 203 harvesting produce, 348–349 invasive plants, 309 nutrient deficiencies, 228, 320 planting, 164, 354 plant labels, 232, 246, 276, 358 plant protectors, 29, 65, 352, 355 plant stakes, 225, 353 plant supports, 315 plant ties, 38, 66 rooting cuttings, 196 soil amendments, 166, 319
    • Grandma Putt’s Old Time Vinegar, Garlic, Baking Soda, etc. wagons for, 359 Garden sifters, 323, 355 Garden supplies, storing, 63, 274 Garlic for health and beauty, 76–79, 88 for outdoor uses, 111–112, 115, 118 storing, 64 Garlic press, 190 Garment bags, 173 Gasoline, 315 Gel air freshener, 338 Gelatin, 151, 169, 190, 338 Gelatin salads, 179 Geraniums, 111 Gift tags, 332 Gift tins, 339 Gift wrap, 59–61, 253, 255, 269, 274 Gift wrap tubes, 254 Gillyflower syrup, 80 Ginger, 79–80, 85, 130 Ginger ale, 130 GLAD® garbage bags, 172 Glass-topped tables, cleaning, 210 Glassware chipped, 297 cleaning, 20, 103, 108, 175, 182, 213 Gloves, 49, 53, 57–58, 218. See also Garden gloves; Rubber gloves Glue for craft projects, 273–274 for health and beauty, 239 for household uses, 266 for pest control, 278 removing, 301 storing, 301 Gluing techniques, 218, 319 Golf, 62, 230, 274 Golf bags, 354 Golf balls, 39, 227, 276 Gone Fishin’ game, 272 Gophers, 225 Gout, 74 Grapefruit, 92, 109 Grape juice, 130–131, 201 Grapes, 92 Grass clippings, 80–81 Grasshoppers, 201 Grass seed, growing, 110 Grass stains, 24 Grease stains on carpet, 166 in cars, 198 on clothing, 163 on concrete, 312 on furniture, 31, 294 on shoes, 296 on wallpaper, 220 Green peppers, 114 Greeting cards, 257 Ground cloths, 173 Groundhogs, 217, 315 Grout, cleaning, 158, 210, 300 Grubs, 322 Gutters, 315 H Hair, for plant care, 38 Hairbrushes, 21, 150, 207 Hair care coloring, 12, 45 conditioning, 119, 150–151, 153, 156, 208 dandruff control, 10–12, 153 deep cleaning, 148–149 www.jerrybaker.com dry shampooing, 152 highlighting, 126, 150–151 lightening, 93–94 oil control, 12 perming, 45 preventing static, 235 styling, 151 thickening, 151 trimming bangs, 240 whitening, 206–207 Hair conditioner, 22 Hair curlers, 22 Hair dryers, 41–42 Hair spray, 22–24, 38, 207 Hair ties and holders, 67, 239 Hammers, 313 Hammocks, 335, 352–354, 357 Hand and nail care blister prevention, 9, 127 chapped hands, 155 cleansers, 30, 66, 92, 98, 128, 199, 234 cold protection, 3 creams, 155 degreasers, 4 deodorizers, 4, 152, 186 hangnails, 6, 11 manicures, 240 Handbags, 26, 49 Handkerchiefs, 50 Hangover remedies, 132– 133 Hardware cloth, 306, 315–316 Hard water deposits, 181–183, 230 Hats, drying, 53, 266 Hazardous chemicals, storing, 268–269 Index 367
    • Grandma Putt’s Old Time Vinegar, Garlic, Baking Soda, etc. Headaches. See also Migraines basil for, 69 cabbage for, 71 gillyflowers for, 80 lime for, 82 mustard for, 135 peppermint for, 85 potatoes for, 86 rice for, 138 salt for, 139 sunflower seeds for, 89 Headbands, 45 Headboards, 333, 335 Heartburn, 88, 124, 127 Heat, reflecting, 157–158 Heat exhaustion, 140, 145 Height charts, 272–273 Hemorrhoids, 4, 86, 135 Herbal infusions, 78 Herbal tea, 89 Herbs. See also specific herbs drying, 105 for health and beauty, 9, 90–91, 95, 156 for pest control, 98, 112–113, 116–117, 159 storing, 251 Hiccups, 81, 147 High blood pressure, 77 High chairs, 57 Hinges, squeaky, 129 Hives or rashes, 124, 153, 206, 280 Home permanents, 12, 45 Honey, 130–133, 143, 152 Horseradish, 81, 85, 114, 133 Horseshoe courts, 320 Horse tack, 57 Hot dogs, serving, 165 Hot peppers, 8, 85, 276 Hot sauce, 133 368 Index Hot-water bottles, 353 Houseplants and container plants. See also Pest-control agents cleaning, 22, 97 containers for, 203, 227, 311, 339, 355 deterring pets from, 188, 307 displaying, 357 fertilizing, 17, 25 light for, 26, 196 planting, 64, 164, 236, 260–261, 320 staking, 257 vacation care for, 172 watering, 32, 100 winterizing, 260 Humidifiers, 215 Humidity, 64, 137, 245, 285 Hummingbird feeders, 277 Hydration formula, 137 Hydrogen peroxide, 7, 14, 24, 191, 302 I Ice chests, 192 Ice cream, 164, 191 Ice cube trays, 169 Ice packs, 2, 45, 138 Ice scrapers, 288, 316 ID bracelets, 274 Indigestion, 84, 122, 132, 143 Industrial absorbent, 305, 316–317 Ink, invisible, 14, 187 Ink stains, 106, 167, 170, 183 Insect bites or stings ammonia for, 205 antacid tablets for, 3 www.jerrybaker.com applying potions to, 280 baking soda for, 123 bleach for, 206 bluing for, 206 cornstarch for, 127 honey for, 132–133 lemon for, 81 marigold oil for, 87 meat tenderizer for, 133 mouthwash for, 7 oatmeal bath for, 136 salt for, 153 sesame seeds for, 140–141 vinegar for, 142, 145 Insect repellents, 7 Iodine, 7, 24–25 Iron deficiency, in plants, 320 Ironing techniques, 17, 33–34, 187 Irons, 16, 33, 181, 219–220 J Jackets, 50, 335, 340 Jack-o’-lantern costume, 268 Japanese beetles, 201 Jars opening, 259, 297, 340 uses for, 138, 326–327, 344 Jelly cupboards, 335 Jellyfish stings, 133 Jewelry. See also specific pieces cleaning, 32, 41, 180, 210, 254 play, 263 protecting skin from, 12 repairing, 18 storing, 48, 54, 263, 270, 328 Jewelry boxes, 50, 58, 328
    • Grandma Putt’s Old Time Vinegar, Garlic, Baking Soda, etc. Juniper berries, 81, 114 Junk mail, 255–256 K Kerosene, 288–289, 308 Keys, 249, 257, 278 Kitchen cabinets, 162 Kitchen gadgets, 184, 190, 197 Kitchen linens, 169 Kitchens cleaning, 216 organizing, 52, 249, 251, 285 Knee pads, 54, 62, 282, 287, 353 Knickknacks, moving or storing, 174 Knitting needles, 276 Knitting techniques, 257–258 Knives, 32, 98, 186 L Labels. See also Plant labels protecting, 238, 265 removing, 129 Ladders, 55, 303, 317, 335, 357 Lamb’s quarters, 104 Lampshades, 221, 254, 293, 353 Laundry. See also Stain-removal agents; specific items bleaching, 100 greasy, 163 muddy, 104, 215 smelly, 198 soured, 210 whites, 99, 161 Laundry bags, 51, 231 Laundry baskets, 224, 233, 330 Laundry detergent bottle caps from, 217, 221 empty containers from, 218, 231–232 opening, 161 uses for, 28, 220–221, 226, 233–234 Laundry hampers, 336 Lavender, 98, 107 Lawn, indoor, 110 Lawn care, 39, 323 Lawn furniture, 36, 227, 311 Lawn mowers, 129, 265, 309 Leaf rollers (pests), 349 Leather cleaning, 17, 40, 100, 102, 167, 170, 264, 281 mildewed, 26 protecting, 299 stiffened, 38 waterproofing, 275 Leaves, raking, 353–354 Leg warmers, 57 Lemon, 81, 92–93, 98–100, 108–109 Lemonade recipe, 98 Lemon balm, 100 Lettuce, 93 Lightbulbs, 104, 168, 340 Lime (chemical), 31, 39 Lime (citrus), 82, 93–94, 98, 109 Linens. See Chenille bedspreads; Comforters; Kitchen linens; Sheets; Table linens Linoleum floors, 185 Linseed oil, 180, 284, 288–290, 295, 299, 320 Lint-removing rollers, 58 www.jerrybaker.com Lip balm, 38, 74–75, 240, 270 Lipstick, 12, 15, 19 Lipstick blotters, 12 Lipstick stains, 28 Liver spots, 92 Loading ramp, 317 Locks, sticky, 129 Lollypops, 191 Loveseats, 343 Lubricating oil, 280, 289–291, 317–318 Luggage, freshening, 236 Luggage IDs, 14, 242, 271, 287 Lunch boxes, 133, 162 M Magazine holders, 218 Magnets, 291–292 Mail, sorting, 174 Makeup and cosmetics containers for, 326–327 packing for travel, 12, 271 removing, 4, 155 theatrical, 15, 189 Makeup brushes, 18, 25 Makeup sponges, 25 Manicures. See Hand and nail care Maps, 269, 275 Marble, cleaning, 24, 177, 221 Marigolds, 82, 87, 111 Masking tape, 280, 292–294, 305 Mason’s trowel, 318 Massage tools, 120 Matches, 170, 202 Mattresses, 98, 173 Mealybugs, 16 Measurements, old-fashioned, 149 Index 369
    • Grandma Putt’s Old Time Vinegar, Garlic, Baking Soda, etc. Measuring techniques, 27, 294 Meat tenderizer, 133 Medicine bottles, 136, 238, 271 Medicine cabinets, 325, 336 Memory improvement, 122 Menstrual cramps, 125 Mentholated rub, 7 Message centers, 223, 340 Mice, 298, 309 Microwaves, 99, 165 Migraines, 80, 126, 130, 132 Mildew in bathroom, 28 in books, 162–163, 166 on fabric, 31 on lawn furniture, 227 on leather, 26 Milk, 134–135, 170, 189, 201 Milk of magnesia, 11, 25 Mineral oil, 26, 39 Mineral spirits, 294–295, 318 Mint, 100–101, 358 Mirrors, 26, 39, 164, 301 Mobiles, 246 Modeling clay, homemade, 193, 223, 273 Models, building, 301 Molasses, 201 Morning sickness, 144 Mosaic, 336–337 Mosquito control, 38–39, 102, 109, 112–113, 199, 236. See also Insect bites or stings Moss, removing, 36, 227–228 Moths, 55, 98, 198, 220, 252. See also Cabbage moths; Codling moths (apple worms) 370 Index Motor oil, 294–295, 320 Mouth burns, 137 Mouthwash. See also Breath fresheners homemade, 72, 88–89, 148 uses for, 7, 12, 26, 39, 226 Moving tips. See also Furniture, moving change of address, 242 disassembling furniture, 255 furniture pads for, 47 garment bags for, 173 packing, 165, 169, 174, 292 Muffin tins, 170 Murphy’s Oil Soap®, 234 Muscle aches baking soda for, 123 ice packs for, 2 marigold oil for, 87 mustard for, 131, 135 vinegar for, 143–144 witch hazel for, 10 Muscle cramps, 136, 142–143 Mushroom brushes, 32 Musical instruments, cleaning, 174 Mustard, 135–136, 170 Mustard plaster, 44 Mustard rub, 131 Mustard tea, 118 Musty odors, 284–285 Muzzles, 67 N Nail brushes, 26 Nailing techniques, 292 Nail polish removing, 67 www.jerrybaker.com spilled, 298 uses for, 7, 12, 26–28, 39 Nail polish bottles, 27 Nails, 320 Napkin rings, 328 Nausea. See Stomach upset Neckties, 58–59 Needle-nose pliers, 296 Needlepoint, 293 Needles, threading, 23 Nematodes (pests), 202 Newspaper clippings, preserving, 25 Nosebleeds, 8, 146 Notebook rings, 271 Notepads, 241 Nutcrackers, 136 O Oatmeal, 46, 136–137, 152 Office equipment, cleaning, 18 Offices, organizing, 52, 328–329 Oilcloth, cleaning, 170 Oil of bay, 277 Olive oil, 11, 137, 153, 171 Olive oil bottles, 153 Onions, 64, 77, 82–84, 103 Opossums, 323 Oranges, 84, 96, 101, 106, 108–109 Orange shellac, 293 Outdoor sports, 243 Ovens, cleaning, 177, 208 Owner’s manuals, 266 P Pacifier, grown-up, 239 Packing material, 192, 236, 256, 260–261
    • Grandma Putt’s Old Time Vinegar, Garlic, Baking Soda, etc. Paint for children, 14–15, 27, 215, 223, 305 history of, 296 lids from, 305 for luggage ID, 271 removing, 288–289 storing, 241, 265 Paintbrushes cleaning, 219 substitutes for, 25, 55, 219 uses for, 280, 296, 305 Painting techniques for ceilings, 338 drop cloths, 29 for keeping paint can clean, 301 masking and covering, 173 for screws or upholstery tacks, 26 for small objects, 262 sponge painting, 260 for stairways, 294 touch-ups, 27, 217 wax painting, 245 Paint stains, 299 Paint thinner, reusing, 165 Pants hangers, 51, 157 Pantyhose, 42, 64–67, 178 Paper clips, 257, 272 Paper plates, 171 Paper towel substitutes, 164 Paperweights, 270 Papier-mâché, 168, 267 Paraffin, 171, 202 Parsley, 84, 88 Party favors, 34, 165 Party invitations, 267 Patent leather, cleaning, 28 Peaches, 84 Peanut butter, 192 Peanuts, 192 Pears, 96 Peas, 126 Pencil holders, 285 Pencils, 257 Pennyroyal, 107 Pens, gripping, 22 Peppermint, 85, 107 Peppers. See Green peppers; Hot peppers Perfume, 62–63, 94 Pest-control agents. See also specific pests alcohol, 35–36 aluminum foil, 196 ammonia, 225 citrus, 109 coffee or tea cups, 358 fake snakes, 113, 354–355 flowers, 111 garlic, 112 glue, 278 hair, 38 hair spray, 22, 38 hardware cloth, 316 herbs and plants, 76, 116–118 identifying pests and, 39 laundry product containers, 231 oil of bay, 277 pantyhose, 66 perfume, 62–63 shower curtains, 29 soap spray, 229 sticky traps, 217 tape, 277 Pet care. See also Cats, repelling; Dogs, repelling canine tables, 347 www.jerrybaker.com cleanup chores, 194, 302, 307 clothing, 55 flea and tick control, 13, 58, 106–107, 110, 159, 195, 224 grooming, 4, 13, 189, 194, 222, 302 hair ball prevention, 189 moving to new home and, 61 muzzles, 67 for newborns, 347 for teething puppies, 188 Pet carriers, 59, 224, 243 Pet food, storing, 303, 339 Pet-food dishes, 343 Pet hair, removing, 22, 235 Petroleum jelly, 8, 12, 28–29, 39–40 Pet toys cardboard tubes as, 34 fabric scraps as, 252 film canisters as, 270 fishing poles as, 344 gloves as, 57 pantyhose as, 67 Ping-Pong™ balls as, 344–345 socks or shoes as, 55 thread spools as, 263 Pewter, cleaning, 97, 126, 209 Photo albums, 257 Piano benches, 344 Piano keys, cleaning, 33, 186–187 Picnic coolers, 192 Picnic supplies, 270, 353 Picture frames, 244–245, 345 Pictures, hanging, 20, 244, 293 Index 371
    • Grandma Putt’s Old Time Vinegar, Garlic, Baking Soda, etc. Piggy banks, homemade, 5 Pill bugs, 103 Pillowcases, 51 Pillow covers, 50, 56, 330–331, 342 Pillows, cleaning, 18, 53 Pincushions, 110–111, 254, 269, 340 Pine, 101, 107, 114 Pineapples, 103, 141 Pine cleaner, 234 Pine hutches, 336–337 Ping-Pong™ balls, 344–345 Pinkeye, 9 Pins, mosaic, 336 Pin the Tail on the Donkey, 14 Pipe insulation, 305 Plant care. See Gardening; Houseplants and container plants Plant labels, 232, 246, 276, 358 Plant stands, 337 Plant trays, reusing, 97 Plastic food containers, 128, 174, 213 Plastic tile, 264 Playing cards, 32, 188, 302 Playpens, 336, 354 Plumbing pipes, 29, 41, 178, 320 Plum curculios, 349 Plums, 85 Poison ivy treatments alcohol, 2–3 bleach, 205 cooking water, 126 lemon, 81 oatmeal bath, 136 salt bath, 153 tomatoes, 89 vinegar, 144 372 Index Pool cues, 337 Pool skimmers, 62 Popsicle® sticks, 137 Porcelain shards, 337 Porches and decks, 36, 234, 287 Postcards, 257 Postnasal drip, 8 Potato beetles, 118 Potatoes, 86, 103–104, 115, 126 Pot-lid racks, 174 Potpourri, 109, 258, 344 Pot racks, 335 Pots and pans cast-iron, 137, 165, 175 cleaning, 168, 219–220, 236 lids for, 163 Potting benches, 357 Poultry, cooking, 20 Powdery mildew, 112 Psoriasis, 70, 142 Pullcords, 247 Puppets, 49, 54 Purslane, 104 Q Quackgrass, 115 Quilts, 221, 252 R Rabbits, 217 Raccoons, 172, 225, 312–313, 323, 351 Radishes, 87 Rain barrels, 66 Rain slickers, 173 Raspberry blossoms and leaves, 87–88 Rats, 200 www.jerrybaker.com Reach extenders, 264, 298 Recipe holders, 249 Recycling, 173 Reflective clothing, 247 Refrigerator magnets, 246 Refrigerators, deodorizing, 104, 164, 167, 284 Reupholstering, 331, 335 Rhubarb, 94, 115, 117 Ribbon reels, 34 Rice, 138, 174 Rings, stuck on finger, 128, 280 Ringworm, 140 Road-salt remover, 317 Roller skates, 337 Rolling pins, 138, 185, 354 Root cellars, 314 Rose chafer beetles, 117 Rosemary, 94, 110–111 Roses, 39, 94, 117–118, 230 Rubber balls, 338 Rubber bands, 258–259, 276, 292 Rubber cement, 262 Rubber gloves, 138, 159, 288 Rugs, 252, 340–341, 346–347 Rust preventing, 4, 40, 129, 175, 285, 294, 311 removing, 99, 186, 211, 322–323 S Sachets, 30, 236, 252 Saddle soap, 264 Safes, 5, 331 Safety pins, 51, 272 Saline solution, 138–139, 193
    • Grandma Putt’s Old Time Vinegar, Garlic, Baking Soda, etc. Salt. See Epsom salts; Roadsalt remover; Table salt Salt containers, 175 Saltpeter, 25 Sand, 31, 305 Sandboxes, 321 Sandpaper, 297 Sandwiches, making, 188 Sap, removing, 318 Sawdust, 236, 319 Sawing techniques, 283 Scarves, 59, 254, 263, 328 Schoolbag IDs, 14, 243 Scissors, 272, 297 Scoops, 232 Scorch marks, on carpet, 168, 297 Scrapers, 307, 333 Scraps building material, 306–307 fabric, 252–253 wallpaper, 300 Screen, 320, 322, 323 Screen doors, 355 Screwdrivers, 248, 297, 323 Screws, 26, 128, 170, 211 Seam rippers, 262 Seashells, 65, 195 Seedlings, identifying, 276 Seeds, storing, 19, 201, 357 Seed-starting chilling seeds for, 165 containers for, 5, 63, 109, 120, 197, 217 Septic systems, 179 Sesame seeds, 140–141 Sewing machines, 255, 282 Sewing needles, 276 Sewing notions, 19, 270– 271, 298–299 Sewing patterns, 219 Sewing techniques, 221, 236, 249, 262–263, 266 Shaving cream, 9, 15, 29–30 Shaving tips, 9, 11, 147 Sheet music, holding, 267 Sheets, 45–46, 51–52, 60 Shellac, uses for, 297, 307 Shellacked furniture, 295 Shingles, 87, 146 Shiny objects, 348 Shoe bags and holders, 46, 52–53, 60–61 Shoelaces, 266 Shoe polish, 53 Shoes. See also specific materials chewing gum on, 290 cleaning, 4, 165, 186– 187, 218, 250–251, 295–297 composting, 63 deodorizing, 235 drying, 47, 67 leather-soled, 296–297 packing for travel, 55 preserving, 27 scuff marks on, 104, 255 squeaky, 290 stretching, 3 waterproofing, 275 Shoe-shine kit, 19 Shoulder pads, 61 Shovels, 129, 311 Shower curtain rings, 15, 28, 30 Shower curtains, 28–29 Shower doors, cleaning, 17, 28, 128, 183, 235 Showerheads, cleaning, 182 Shrink-wrap, opening, 257 Shutters, 338 Sideboards, 357 Silk, 262 www.jerrybaker.com Silver cleaning, 33, 99, 135, 157, 213 storing, 179, 245 Sink mats, 193 Sinks, cleaning, 212, 221 Sinusitis, 81, 83, 143 Six-pack cartons, 174 Skin-care agents. See also Baths; specific skin conditions astringents, 96, 156, 207 cleansers, 67, 94, 96–97, 108, 120, 148, 150, 152, 157, 207 for dry skin, 84, 93, 120 exfoliative agents, 11, 46, 148, 153, 155 facials, 91, 93, 96–97, 119, 151–152, 327 herbal teas, 95 moisturizers, 153 for oily skin, 12, 96, 154, 156 wrinkle removers, 11, 92 Skis, 316, 318 Skunk odor, 14, 191, 203 Sleds and sledding, 129, 301, 304 Sleep aids, 9, 134, 138, 147 Slug- and snail-control agents avocados, 120 baby wipe containers, 5 cabbage, 111–112 chalk, 275 citrus, 109 cucumber, 103 gutters, 315 kerosene, 308 petroleum jelly, 40 pine, 114 pine cleaner, 234 quackgrass, 115 Index 373
    • Grandma Putt’s Old Time Vinegar, Garlic, Baking Soda, etc. Slug- and snail-control agents (continued) squirt guns, 357 sugar, 202 vinegar, 203 Smocks, 45, 59, 61, 173 Smoke film, removing, 100 Smoke odor, 185 Smoking cessation, 72, 124, 238 Snakes, fake, 113, 354–355 Snoring, 326 Snowflakes, making, 165 Snow saucers, 129, 354 Snow shovels, 129, 311 Soaker hoses, 113 Soap. See also Dishwashing liquid; Laundry detergent bar, 12–13, 19, 30–31 Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Soap®, 2, 36 flakes, 221 liquid, 25, 30–31, 40 Soap dishes, 217, 340 Soap scum, removing, 17, 128 Soap spray, 229 Soap suds, excessive, 32 Socks, 44–46, 51, 54–55, 61 Sore throat treatments carrots, 72 garlic, 77 honey, 131 hydrogen peroxide, 7 lime, 82 pineapple tonic, 141 salt, 139 tea, 142 Spice jars, 138 Spice racks, 357 Splinters, removing, 6–7, 86, 239, 280 Sponges, 15, 26, 31, 110 Spoons, 179, 185, 297 374 Index Sports equipment, 39, 353. See also specific types Sprains or strains, 74, 78, 138, 146 Spray bottles, 213 Squeeze bottles, 215 Squirt guns, 357 Stain-removal agents. See also specific types of stains ammonia, 211 bleach, 211 chart of, 160–161 denture cleaning tablets, 21 embroidery hoops and, 253 nail brush, 26 Stairways, 294, 298 Starch, 23, 206, 221 Static electricity, 219, 235 Steam treatments, 9 Steel wool, 291, 297–298 Stencils, 188, 332 Stepping stones, 310 Steps, portable, 281 Stickers, 195 Stick-on dots, 276 Stinging nettles, 118, 144 Stomach upset, 69, 84, 122, 127, 130 Stone, cleaning, 167, 181 Storage boxes and containers, 255, 339, 341, 347 Storage racks, 329 Stovepipes, 323 Stoves, cleaning, 158, 177 Straight pins, 262 Strainers, 164–165 Strawberries, 88–89, 95–96, 327 Stress, 134, 150, 239, 326 String, 262, 340 Stuffed animals, 187, 340 www.jerrybaker.com Substitutions, culinary, 176–177 Suede, cleaning, 249, 254, 297 Sugar, 179, 202–203 Sugar scrub recipe, 148 Suitcases, substitutes for, 192 Sunburn remedies carrots, 72 cucumber, 75, 91 milk, 134 oatmeal, 136–137 salt bath, 153 tonic recipe, 6 vinegar, 142, 144 Sunflower seeds, 89 Suspenders, 53 Sweater boxes, 63 Sweater dryers, 329 Sweaters, 17, 42, 57 Sweatshirts, 61 Swimmer’s ear, 145 Swimming pools, 228–229, 358–359 Swings, tire, 321 Swing sets, 357 T Table linens holding in place, 53, 287 from sheets, 52 storing, 34, 254 as toys, 193 wrinkled, 33 Table salt avoiding excess, 7 for health and beauty, 138–140, 153–155, 193 for household uses, 158, 175–179 for magic trick, 192 for pest control, 202
    • Grandma Putt’s Old Time Vinegar, Garlic, Baking Soda, etc. Tack cloths, 300 Talcum powder, 9, 31–32 Talcum powder containers, 32 Tape, 238, 240, 262–265, 272–273, 277–278. See also specific types Tapestry needles, 278 Tar, removing, 318 Targets, homemade, 5 Taxes, organizing, 256 Tea, 140–142, 154, 170, 193 Tea carts, 358 Tea cups, 358 Teapots, 216, 340 Tea stains, 21, 24, 175, 212, 216 Tea strainers, 180 Telephone directories, 272 Televisions, cleaning, 16, 209 Tennis balls, 39, 326, 340 Tennis rackets, 340–341 Tent pegs, 231, 276 Tents, repairing, 287 Thermos® bottles, cleaning, 16–17 Thermostat, adjusting, 27 Thimbles, 49, 273 Thread spools, 263 Three-ring binders, 265–266 Throat lozenge containers, 19 Throw pillows, 50, 56, 330–331, 342 Thyme, 96 Ticks. See Flea- and tickcontrol agents Tile. See Ceramic tile; Plastic tile Tire puncture repair adhesive, 296 Tires, 307, 311, 321 Tissue paper, 266, 273 Toilet paper tubes, 34 Toilets, 169, 214–215, 260 Tomatoes growing, 282, 309, 313–314, 321 uses for, 89, 96, 106, 118 Tonic water, 142 Toolboxes, 298–299 Tool handles, 298 Tools caddy for, 232 cleaning and maintaining, 38, 40 preventing rust on, 4, 40, 129, 285, 294, 311 protecting blades of, 113, 231 repairing, 287 storing, 245, 282–283, 313 Toothache or gum pain remedies. See also Dental hygiene catnip, 73 cloves, 127 garlic, 76 salt, 139 tea bags, 141, 193 Toothbrushes, 13, 32–33, 40 Toothbrush holders, 32 Toothpaste, 32–33 Toothpicks, 180 Tooth whitening, 126–127 Topiary frames, 356 Tote bags, 330–331 Towel racks, 343 Towels, 33–35, 186, 198, 223 Toys. See also Child play and entertainment; specific toys homemade, 58–59 improvised, 190, 217, 305 www.jerrybaker.com reusing, 343, 345 storing, 304 stuffing for, 50, 65 Travel tips car travel, 60–61, 269, 275 packing, 12, 19, 48–49, 55, 271–272 Treasure chests, homemade, 5, 58 Tree branches, 106 Tree protectors, 113 Trellises, 304, 349–351 Trivets, 334 Trunks, 346–347 T-shirts, 44–45, 53, 56 Tubes, squeezing, 238 Turkey basters, 180, 194 Turpentine, 299 Twill tape, 274 Typewriters, 282, 291 U Umbrellas, 341 Umbrella stands, 31, 339 Under-bed storage, 347 Upholstery, cleaning, 4, 22, 31, 211, 235. See also Reupholstering Urine odor, 222–223 V Vacuum cleaners, 65, 262 Valuables, storing, 5 Varicose veins, 82, 146 Varnish, 299–300 Vases, 20, 171, 182 Vegetable oil, 142, 155, 180–181, 194, 202 Vegetables, 142–143, 348–349 Index 375
    • Grandma Putt’s Old Time Vinegar, Garlic, Baking Soda, etc. Vegetable shortening, 142, 155, 194 Veneer, repairing, 244 Venetian blinds, 232, 358 Video storage, 335 Vinegar for health and beauty, 142–147, 156 homemade, 183 for household uses, 181–186 for outdoor uses, 198, 203 for pet care, 194–195 for rainy day activity, 195 Vinegar jugs, 145 Violets, 96–97 Vitamin E, 6 W Wading pools, 347, 358–359 Wagons, 341, 359 Walkers, 326–327 Wallpaper crayon marks on, 42, 262, 289 grease marks on, 220 maps as, 269 scraps from, 300 stripping, 184 Walls cleaning, 4, 65, 208, 212 dings or scratches on, 18, 248, 250, 266, 298 protecting, 49, 283 scuff marks on, 32–33, 253 Warts, 92, 102, 147, 286 376 Index Washcloths, 9, 35 Washing machines, 183, Washing soda, 221, 234 Washtubs, 347 Wasps, 40, 102 Wastebaskets, 331, 339 Watches, protecting, 278 Watering cans, 32, 232 Watermelon, 97 Wax paper, 186–187, 195 Weapons, 330 Weed-control agents alcohol, 36 borax, 229 Brussels sprouts, 111 carpet, 282 tools as, 313, 318, 323 Weeds, composting, 114 Weight control, 69, 132, 143 Wheelbarrows, 354 Whiteflies, 103, 115, 118 Whitewall tire cleaner, 300 Wicker, cleaning, 233 Wicker preservative, 284 Window coverings, 29, 285 Window frames, 343 Windows broken, 292–293 cleaning, 15, 21, 47, 164, 218–219, 281, 288–289 frosting, 21 winterizing, 42 Window screens, 65, 323 Wine, 147, 156, 164 Wine bottles, 185 Wine corks, 186 Wine racks, 343 Wine spills or stains, 24, 175, 215 www.jerrybaker.com Wire nuts, 301 Witch hazel, 8, 10–11 Wooden spoons, 185, 297 Wood surfaces burns on, 289 grease stains on, 294 nail polish on, 298 oil for, 299 paint spills on, 289 paper stuck to, 17 polish buildup on, 185 polish for, 290, 293 routine cleaning of, 159, 181 scratches in, 24–25, 53, 250, 320 stain for, 200–201 water marks on, 171, 177, 280 waterproofing, 245 Workshops, organizing, 217, 265, 271 Wrinkle removers, 11, 92 Wrist rests, 44 Wrists, strengthening, 274 Y Yardsticks, 265–266 Yarn, 239 Yarrow, 86 Yeast, 156, 171, 179 Yogurt, 157, 187, 195, 203 Z Zippers and zipper pulls, 15, 257, 271