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Mrs. Fixit: Sandpaper

February 22, 2009 9:08:41 AM PST
Sandpaper is a handy tool outside the work shop. Grab some and I'll show you.

If you have some stubborn grout stains fold a piece of sandpaper in half so that there is a crisp edge. Then, carefully run the sandpaper along the grout line.

The grit will remove the stains. Just be careful not to scratch the surrounding tile while you're working.

If the soles of your new shoes are a little slick, you can stop yourself from slipping and sliding by roughing up the soles with a little sandpaper. This is especially handy if you're going to be dancing on a slick floor.

And speaking of shoes, a little sandpaper can help revive the nap and remove some stains of a pair of suede shoes. Very gently scuff the sandpaper over the area.

If your sewing needle keeps snagging your fabric run it through a piece of sandpaper to remove any little burrs and sharpen it up.

The same is true of scissors, cut through folded sandpaper, or for utility knives, hold the blade at an angle and run it over the paper working in one direction.

Just a few easy ways to bring sandpaper out of the toolbox. I'm Mrs. Fixit and its just that simple!


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