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Monday, May 1st, 2006
3:31 am

Does anyone know how long dried foods (such as lentils, raisins, cereal, linseed, sunflower and pumpkin seeds etc) can be kept in a plastic container before they go bad and need to be thrown out? Also, how long condiments and sauces (such as soy sauce and vinegar) will keep (I can't see an expiry date on any of the bottles)?


current mood: curious

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Monday, March 14th, 2005
9:42 am

So I bought some plastic canvas circles, stars and hearts and want to jazz them up a bit. Besides magnets or ornaments, does anyone know what else I could use them for? I was actually thinking of making a mobile, hanging the circles in different colors from the main star or heart...


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Wednesday, February 16th, 2005
7:08 pm - Question...


I have a question for you guys. What do you do when, like me, you like to make tons and tons of things...and then you finish them? You can only give crafts to so many people and you can only give so many people crafts. It's illegal to sell them, (kinda), 'cause the artist who originally made it has a copyright. So what do you do with them? You can only keep so many before it gets ridiculous. Any ideas???

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Friday, October 8th, 2004
11:51 am - sofa cleaning

I just got a sofa from the Salvation army and would like to clean it. The problem being I would normally rent a carpet cleaner to do this but since I have no car, don't have much money and the store I would be renting it from is a good mile or two away I can't do that. Does anyone have any ideas how I could go about cleaning it? What products should I try? I'm in the UK so I may not be able to find some products but I'll try to find something similar.


current mood: creative

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Friday, August 6th, 2004
3:12 am

Here's my situation:

I am 21 years old. I lived on my own previously with my boyfriend for 2 1/2 years. So I've already did the my first house thing. The problem is... we never had anything we needed for our first house. Why? Because there's too much stuff to get in order to run a household as "professional mommies" do. (By that I mean.. you go to mom's house and she has EVERYTHING you need.) LOL.

So we moved in with my mom to recover from all the debt, and build a lil nest egg back up. So here's what I am kindly and nicely asking from you.

Can you all give me a list of all the very important essential items it takes... lets say .. for the kitchen? Like, what all makes your kitchen run a lot smoother and all? I'm trying to make a checklist for all the room of the house to make it a "home" when we get there. Wherever it may be.

Thank you so much :)

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Tuesday, October 28th, 2003
8:52 pm

Hey... I was wondering if anyone knew of a safe way to clean suede. I have this lovely pair of suede tennis shoes that have gotten kind of dirty due to every-day wear, and I don't want to ruin them. Any advice? Thanks a bunch in advance!

current mood: curious

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Tuesday, October 14th, 2003
6:03 pm

a quick question from the new girl:
my roommate spilled a glass of milk on our carpet and it stinks! i guess i'm just wondering if anyone knows of a really good odor remover. i haven't tried anything yet because i wanted to give her a chance to take care of it. i'll wait a bit more, but when i do it, i want to use something that works.

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Thursday, September 18th, 2003
2:43 pm - another towel problem

I have this new bath towel, used it and it seems to have been treated with something - because it just won't dry me at all. I've washed it in the machine twice and there's been no difference. What do I treat it with to get this stuff off and make it absorbent like it should be?

current mood: curious

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Monday, June 16th, 2003
11:40 pm - Towels.

Hi, I am new and I joined specifically to ask this question:

I moved into my first apartment one year ago, and bought several new towels to take with me. The first few times I used them, little strings and threads stuck to me. I thought, well, they just need to be washed. One year later, they still shed like crazy. I have no idea what to do. I am a college student and can't afford to own many towels, so the fact that half of them shed onto me is quite a big problem. I have tried lint-rolling the entire things before use, and they still do it! Any advice?


current mood: frustrated

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Thursday, January 30th, 2003
3:23 am

What are your favorite stores for furniture and home decor?

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Friday, December 6th, 2002
9:28 am

i have a pair of khakis that are a few years old and got a stain on them sometime in storage...is there any way to get a several-year-old ink stain out of something?

current mood: perplexed

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Friday, September 20th, 2002
7:03 pm - Plants

How do you know when its time to give up on plants?

A couple of my plants are looking really sick...how do I know if its past the point that they may perk up?

current mood: curious

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Sunday, September 15th, 2002
9:58 pm - Recipes

Does anyone have any recipes that are especially useful when one doesn't have a lot of time?

If you do, please post them :-)

Also, does anyone have any variations on the typical "mashed potatoes". They have become a staple food for me, because they are pretty easy to make, but I would like to mix it up a bit. ;-) lol Come on...someone must know a way of getting wild with the tatters ;-)

current mood: hungry
Saturday, September 7th, 2002
5:33 pm

My whites are looking pretty dingy. Is there anything I can do to make them white again?

BTW Don't forget you can post topics too...I'm sure some of you have some questions or tips you'd like to share. lol I can't be the only one that doesn't know any of this stuff, right?

current mood: annoyed

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Wednesday, September 4th, 2002
11:12 pm - Rusty Pots And Pans :-(

My new pots and pans are all getting rusty already. Is it just because they were cheap? Is there a way to prevent the rust or do I just need to buy some better quality pots and pans? Is there anything I can do with them if they have already started to rust? If I do need to get some better stuff, does anyone have any suggestions on brands?

current mood: aggravated

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Tuesday, September 3rd, 2002
6:05 am - measurement conversions

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6:04 am - An awesome website...

Here's a nifty website that tells how to do a mess of things...from converting temps to making garlic biscuits just like redlobster's! If you haven't been to this place before, you have got to check it out guys :-)

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4:16 am - Cook books/sites

I'm looking for some new recipes to try out. Does anyone know of a website or a cookbook that has a lot of different types of recipes?

current mood: curious

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