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WHEN WASHING BRIGHT COLORS, IF SALT IS ADDED INTO THE WASH
WATER, THE COLORS WON'T RUN OR BLEED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): HOUSEHOLD HINT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Working
BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 00001984CA

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Stain Remover

As a high school student, I was forever getting ink on some part
of my clothing. My mother informed me that if put on a fairly new ink
stain, hair spray would remove it completely.

Submitter comment: This form of stain removal is still used by my family and
friends.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAGINAW

Keyword(s): HOUSEHOLD HINT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Home

Date learned: 00001985ca

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Ammonia will kill paint odor.

Where learned: OHIO ; CLEVELAND

James Callow Keyword(s): HOUSEHOLD HINT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Home

Date learned: 00-00-1957

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You can use health and beauty aides as laundry spot removers.
I learned that shampoo is a very good spot remover especially for
grease. The other product that can be used is hairspray to remove
ink stains.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HOUGHTON LAKE

Keyword(s): Household hints

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Home
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Working

Date learned: 00-00-1987

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