Mrs. Fixit: Baby Oil Solutions

August 24, 2008

Gum, whether you've stepped on it, dropped it or your kids have made a major mess with it, grab some baby oil. Saturate the gum with baby oil. Leave it on for a minute and then wipe it away with a paper towel. If you need to remove the oil, wipe with white vinegar!

And speaking of sticky situations, to remove a plastic bandage without pain and without leaving behind a sticky mess, use a cotton ball to cover the bandage with baby oil. Leave it for a minute and then easily remove the bandage. This tip is great especially if you have little ones!!!

If your paper shredder is sticking and isn't doing the job any more, don't but a new one, try this. Lay a couple of pieces of paper on a baking sheet and squirt it with a little baby oil. Let the oil soak into the paper and then shred. The oil will lubricate the shredder while it's shredding.

Sticky zippers are no match for baby oil; use a cotton swab to lightly coat both sides of the zipper. Then work the zipper back and forth several times, it'll work like new!

Baby oil, getting you out of sticky situations!! I'm Mrs. Fixit and it's just that simple!

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