How To Treat Bunions
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A bunion is a deformity that is mainly made up of a lateral deviation of the great toe which enlarges due to a tissue or a bone. It is a serious foot problem. These are formed within the foot and not on the surface of the foot. An arthritic condition and  a result of bone degeneration it is found as  a lump on the outside portion of the big toe. Bunions are seen near the joint of the toe and sometimes  [...]

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Tips To Making Baby Toddler Clothes Last

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Children can be messy mittens and one needs to be adequately geared to handle any clothes disasters. One can make sure that all the clothing one buys is color fast so that it can go into the family wash. It seems quite obvious that the more frequent the change of clothes will be, the less often one has to do the washing.

One can reduce the wash load by putting some kind of protective apron or overall on the child whenever the child may be playing messy games. One could also use one’s cut-down shirt that the child can wear to protect against stains.

However, more often than not, stains do become a part-and-parcel of life. If there is an egg stain on the cloth, one can soak the cloth in cold water for about an hour before the usual laundering procedure. Grass stains react well to alcohol when the normal laundering procedure seems futile.

Chocolate or fruit stains are the most stubborn of all and one needs to give a good rub down with soda water till the stain discolours and then wash as usual. Blood stains need to be soaked in cold water for half an hour. If they don’t come off, then one can use an enzyme-containing washing powder. If none of the above work out one can try a few drops of ammonia on the stain.

Milk stain can be removed by washing the cloth thoroughly in cold water and then use an enzyme based washing powder. Chewing gum stains can be removed by first softening the gum with carbon tetrachloride or methyl based spirits before gently removing the gum from the cloth.

Lipstick marks can be removed by gently rubbing Vaseline or glycerine into the mark prior to washing in tepid, soapy water. Once it is dry, one needs to sponge it clean with carbon tetrachloride.

Vomit stains can be cleared by first cleaning the cloth off the vomit with cold water and then using an enzyme containing washing powder to clean it. If one is out of bleach, try a cup and half of vinegar in a gallon of water that will be as effective as bleach. A tablespoon of dishwashing powder can be safely used instead of bleach while washing rayon, nylon and any fine fabric.

Dirty white socks will be spotlessly clean by boiling them in lemon slice infused water. White shoes can be maintained by rubbing with raw potato, liquid non-abrasive cleaner or by spraying hair spray that will prevent the polish from coming off. Use fabric protector on the cuffs, collars and knee areas, and in case of spills that can run into beads, a damp cloth can be used to wipe it off.

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