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unsub Report 29 Jun 2008 21:18

lol cmd, if you find them give em a wash with milk and let me know what occurs!!



JoyBoroAngel Report 29 Jun 2008 20:57

i usually get rust of with

lemon juice and salt


CMD Report 29 Jun 2008 20:56

marshmallow and lard on the bed sheets....

I know I must have some kid gloves somewhere, cuz, hubby keep telling me to put them on..before I handle anyone.....
goes off to look in drawers....


unsub Report 29 Jun 2008 20:50

Now i know you ladies (and any gents that may be around) will appreciate this one.

Simmer a handful of marsh mallow leave in 2oz. of lard for half an hour. When it is quite cold, rub the cream into your hands, preferably at night before going to bed.

I wonder if there's a bit later on on how to get lard and marsh mallow stains out of your sheets! lol



♥**♥Straykitten♥**♥ Report 29 Jun 2008 20:49

oh ill have to let mam read that as she has sed blanket lol
thanks hun


unsub Report 29 Jun 2008 20:45

I couldn't find my kid gloves- and i looked everywhere!! I would worry that not rinsing the glove out would leave them a little smelly!!

Stray, nearest I could find - to treat iron burns or rust.
"Mix 2oz of white wine vinegar with 1/4 oz of table salt and 1/3 oz of grated household soap. Rub the mixture into the marks well and rinse with tepid water.



♥**♥Straykitten♥**♥ Report 29 Jun 2008 20:40

well i washed it four times 3 on normal one on a boil wash

then "hangs head"

sent it round mams lol

but jst wondered before hse tryed if there is anything thanks kay hun


Kay???? Report 29 Jun 2008 20:35


Try Lemon Juice,,leave to work in it before you wash blanket,,


CMD Report 29 Jun 2008 20:31

Thank you for that very useful hint.... I am just off to find my bestest white kid gloves....mmmmm
now where are they...


♥**♥Straykitten♥**♥ Report 29 Jun 2008 20:31

how do u get rust of a blanket

babys first blanket was int he boot of the car n dog has managed to get rust on it

any tips lol


unsub Report 29 Jun 2008 20:25

I have inherited a book of useful suggestions from my dear Nan called Hints, Recipes and Remedies of a Bygone Age.

This will surely come in handy -

Put the gloves on and sponge them with skimmed milk. Then lightly rub them with kitchen soap and sponge again with milk. Change the milk as soon as it looks dirty. Finish off with a careful rinse in skimmed milk. Put the gloves to dry away from direct heat and sun, but before they are bone dry, gently stretch them in all directions.