#1. Egg preserver.
Store leftover egg yolks for up to four days in the refrigerator by placing them in a bowl and covering them with a film of flavorless vegetable oil.
#2. Splinter easer.
Soak the wounded area in vegetable oil for a few minutes before trying to remove the splinter.
Prevent car doors from freezing up in bad weather - before the cold strikes, rub down the gaskets with vegetable oil.
Massage luke-warm vegetable oil into dry hair; cover with plastic wrap for 30 minutes, then shampoo and rinse thoroughly.
Give your shovel a heavy coating of the oil to keep snow from sticking and weighing it down.
#6. Skin smoother.
Massage a generous quanity of oil into your skin; after 15 minutes remove the excess with a paper towel and take a hot water bath. Be extra careful when you step out of the bath as this luxurious bath is also slippery.
#7. Cholesterol reducer.
Mix equal parts melted butter and polyunsaturated vegetable oil and refrigerate to make a healthier substitute spread.
#1. Room divider.
Hang a row of blinds from a board attached to the ceiling to set off a dining area or den in your living room.
#2. Carpet protector.
When painting a carpeted room, spread out a drop cloth and slide disassembled slats under the baseboard and over the edges of the cloth.
#1. Pain reliever.
If ice doesn't seem to ease the discomfort of a sprain or strain within 24 hours, apply hot vinegar compresses.
#2. Hand deodorant.
Remove the smell of onions or fish from your hands by rinsing them with vinegar.
#3. Kettle cleaner.
Lime deposits in your tea kettle? Fill it with equal parts of vinegar and water let it come to a boil and let stand over night.
#4. Decal detacher.
Give decals an extra heavy dose of vinegar and let it soak in then peel off.
Rub a paste of vinegar and baking soda into collar grime. Saturate persperation stains with vinegar before laundrying.
#6. Brush softener.
Revive old paint brushes in a distilled white vinegar and water solution, then wash them in heavy-duty detergent.
#7. Ironing aid.
Remove mineral deposits from your old steam iron by filling it with a soution of equal parts white distilled vinegar and water and letting it steam until dry; rinse the tank with plain water, then refill it and shake the water out through the steam holes.
#8. Rust remover.
Soak a corroded bolt in a small container of vinegar for several days or until the rust begins to dissolve.
#9. Bath additive.
To relieve aching muscles or itching skin, pour 1 cup cider vinegar into a tub of warm water and soak in it for 15 minutes.
#10. Egg container.
To poach an egg without having the white spread out too far, add 1 Tablespoon vinegar to the water.
#11. Laundry rinse.
To brighten white clothes and get rid of the detergent residue, soak them in 1 gallon warm water with 1 cup white vinegar; follow with a clear water rinse.
#12. Hair treatment.
Make dark hair real shiny by rinsing it with a mixture of 2 cups water and 1 cup vinegar; follow with clear water.
#13. Crease setter.
Mix equal parts water and vinegar and apply to creases before pressing them in place. (Test first to see if the solution stains the material.
#14. Window washer.
Clean windows with 2 Tablespoons vinegar in 1 quart warm water. Wash from top to bottom on the inside and from side to side on the outside, so that you can tell where there are streaks.
Apply some with cotton balls to close your pores and give your face a fresh, clean feeling.
#2. Teething remedy.
Rub cold vodka on a teething baby's gums.
#3. Pipe cleaner.
Soak a pipe cleaner in vodka to clean and freshen the interior of a pipe stem. (Do not use it on the bowl or exterior of the pipe.)