Candles Burn longer & cleaner if cold. Car rust Vaseline protects seams of car. Mix new engine oil 1:1 with varsol spray under car then drive down a dust road. Fire logs (rolled up newspapers) 2lb. coarse salt 2lb. bluestone (copper sulphate) 2 gallons boiling water 1 oz of the following for desired colours: Potassium chloride (violet) Strontium nitrate (red) Potassium nitrate (yellow) Copper nitrate (emerald) Lithium chloride (purple) Barium nitrate (apple green) Borax (vivid green) Calcium chloride (orange) Copper sulfate (blue) Frozen Locks Blow in them with a straw. Small magnets from Frig magnets fit over the slot. Glue Egg whites Mortar Line wheel barrow with garbage bag for easy clean-up. Noisy Floors Talcum powder, also good for squeaky boots. Painting Tips Store wet brushes wrapped in plastic over night in freezer Soften old brushes in hot vinegar then wash in warm soapy water Add fabric softener to your rinse water Paint Smells Few slices of onion in a bucket of water Pipes Soldering Bread in each end will absorb water. Tools Plunge in bucket of sand mixed with oil to clean & oil. Scissors sharpen by cutting sandpaper. Wallpaper Stripper Warm water & 2 squirts of dishwashing detergent in spray bottle. Spray one foot at a time, let soak for 2 min. Scrape.