Grandma’s Life Hacks That Still Save Us Today

There are ways of doing things, and then there are grandma’s ways of doing things, and they usually work better.

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13. REMOVE STAINS FROM BROWN SHOES

Bored Pal

Prevent damage from ice, water, and salt by cleaning brown leather shoes with a mixture of washing soda and warm milk before polishing as normal.

14. CLEAN OIL PAINTINGS

The Non-Consumer Advocate

Cut a sliver of skin off of one side of a potato and rub the flesh over a well-dusted painting. As the potato become dirty, pare off the dirty part. Wipe the starchy later away with a soft rag.

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15. DRAW A PERFECT CIRCLE

ZME Science

Wrap one end of a wire around your pencil, keeping the rest of it straight and use the straight end like the point of a compass.

16. REVIVE CUT FLOWERS

Off Grid Quest

Place the stems of faded flowers into hot water and let them rest until the water cools. Then trim the stems and place into cool water as normal.

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