Friday, November 25, 2011

Frugal Friday Link Up--Three Uses for Flour

I hope today finds most of you resting an relaxing after a good Thanksgiving day yesterday. We were well fed for sure. It was great to be around so much family.

A few of us suffered stomach problems last night though, me included. Which is why this post is later than usual. I turned off my alarm and slept until I woke up this morning!

Today I am sharing 3 uses for flour out of the 99 Cent Solutions book.

1. Clean copper and brass. Mix 2 tbsp flour and 2 tbsp while vinegar and 2 tbsp regular iodized table salt. Rub the resulting paste thickly on copper or brass (the uncoated kind, not anything with varnish on it) and let it dry. Use a soft, lint-free cloth to buff the dry remainings off your metal object. You will find a smooth, mellow shine with an unharmed finish. (This sure could save you a lot of money over buying copper and brass cleaners)

2. Buff a stainless steel sink. Bring the shine back to a steel sink by drying it with a dishtowel. Then sprinkle plain white flour over the surface--not too much, just a light coating---and rub it with a soft dry cloth. Rinse with water and polish with another dry cloth.

3. Restore a deck of cards. Your favorite deck of cards will gradually show the wear and tear of all those finger oils. You don't have to give them up, however. Put the cards in a ziplock bag and scoop in about a cup of flour. Seal the bag and shake to coat every surface. Let the cards sit for about 10 minutes so the flour can absorb the oils from the surface. Remove the cards and shake off the excess flour. You are ready to start clearing the poker chips off the table again!

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