Pennywise: Clean your plastic playing cards with flour, cornmeal

2009-08-13T00:00:00Z 2011-04-20T08:30:43Z Pennywise: Clean your plastic playing cards with flour, cornmealBy Paula Vogelgesang Tri State Neighbor
August 13, 2009 12:00 am  • 

Plastic playing cards get pretty grungy with repeated use and can easily be cleaned by dropping them into a recycled plastic bag with several spoonfuls of plain flour.

Shake them up good and then wipe clean. Someone also suggested putting in 1 Tbsp. of cornmeal with the flour as it has a little bit more abrasive quality.

It sure does take the dirt and dust off and they shuffle a lot easier.

Save those little piles of sawdust when sanding down a wood project. If you need a little bit of wood filler later on, all you need to do is mix some of the sawdust with wood glue and fill the spot with a perfect match that wonÕt be seen.

If you've used some of those big green trash bags for hauling leaves or other plant materials out of your yard and kept them for another use, a reader just sent me a neat idea.

She says to take the used trash bags (heavy-duty type), cut them into 6-inch wide strips and do a single crochet stitch with a large hook. Then fasten the strips together with a slip stitch and make rugs of any size and shape.

She says they last a long time on a porch or patio near an entrance door. They catch a lot of mud, sand and dirt that would otherwise end up inside your home.

They are easily cleaned by just hanging them on a fence and washing them down with a hose and drying.

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