Blood Stains: Wash in cold water, then in warm water and naphtha soap.
Bluing: Wash in boiling water using a little vinegar. If the stain persists, try oxalic acid or 10% solution acetic acid.
Coffee: Stretch material with spot over a bowl and pour boiling water through it from a height of two feet.
Cocoa or Chocolate: Try cold water and soap. If not effective, soak in cold water and borax and pour on boiling water as for coffee stain.
Grass: Weak solution of ammonia and water - 1/4 ammonia to 3/4 water. Use cleaning fluid on non-washable ma-terials.
Grease: Saturate French Chalk with benzin and paste over spot. Lay a blotter over the spot and rest a warm iron on the blotter for half an hour. Remove the iron, dust off the chalk and the spot should be removed. The grease goes into the chalk from the heat. If other chemicals or acids are in the grease, try cleaning fluid.
Ink: Use salt and lemon and sunshine for white goods. Use alternately drops of ammonia and oxalic acid on colored materials.
Iron: Lemon and salt followed by sunshine are often effective. Moistening with hot water and laying oxalic crystals on the spots should be effective.
Medicine: Soak in alcohol.
Mildew: For old stains treat alternately with potassium permanganate and oxalic acid.
Milk: Wash in warm water and soap suds.
Paint: Fresh paint should come out with water and yellow soap. Turpentine, gasoline and benzol are best for silks.
Perspiration: Try weak solution sodium hydrosulphite and wash in water. If material is nonwashable the stain is hopeless to remove.
Water Spots: Steam the spot, shake dry and iron.
Cleaning Out the Coffee Pot: Boil up one tablespoon washing soda in the coffee pot full of water. Boil for fifteen minutes. Wash several times with fresh water and stand in the direct sunshine to dry.
Cleaning Stained Knives: Scour with sand-soap and raw potato. Rub with a moistened cork.
Cleaning Piano Keys: Wash piano keys with a soft cloth dampened with alcohol.
Flowers: To keep flowers as long as possible, stand them during the night in a cool, dark place in a tall vase so that the water reaches almost to the heads. Cut the stems a little every morning. A small quantity of salt or a five grain aspirin tablet keeps the flowers fresh. Wild flowers should be put in boiling water as soon as they are picked. Allow the water to cool and keep the flowers in this water. Roses will absorb moisture from wet waxed paper if it is placed as a cap over the bouquet at night