32 Essential Toys Every ’80s Preschooler Had

If you were a preschooler back in the ’80s…these 32 essential toys might just bring back some fond memories for you.

 

1. Glo Worm

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With it’s soft body design and light-up head, Glo Worm was the perfect preschool kid toy. I mean who else was going to protect you from the monster that lived under your bed? Definitely not the Fisher-Price Little People!

2. Fisher-Price Gas Pump

Fisher-Price Gas Pump

Fisher-Price made the perfect toys to introduce us to the real world, and yes, that apparently also included how to pump your own gas.

3. See ‘N Say Farmer Says

See 'N Say Farmer Says

Seriously, where would society be without this perennial favorite?! I mean it taught us that the cow goes “moo”!

4. Fisher-Price Record Player

Fisher-Price Record Player

This was probably the first sound system you ever owned — which of course you used to play your Read-Along Book records on.

5. Colorforms

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These toys had no business being as fun as they were, essentially they were just reusable stickers. But maybe it was the perfectly cartoony design or the simplicity that had us coming back to play with it? Actually, scratch that, it was the addictive plastic smell that had us hooked.

6. Fisher-Price Medical Kit

Fisher-Price Medical Kit

Let’s be honest, the only thing you really played with in this kit was the stethoscope. But, bonus, the kit did also make a good storage case to carry around other toys!

7. Gumby

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During the 1980s Gumby had a huge revival, and this stretchy/posable figure was the perfect toy for little kids, as it was virtually indestructible. The one drawback was that, yes, you could eventually pull him apart and expose the wires that made him so darn posable, and maybe poke an eye out.

8. Mini Piano

Mini Piano

This toy provided exactly 20 minutes of fun before you got bored and moved on to another toy — that is, unless your parents got tired of hearing the annoying beeps and took it away before you had a chance to finish playing with it.

9. Mickey Mouse Talking Phone

Mickey Mouse Talking Phone

What kid didn’t want to talk to Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck? Sure, they didn’t say anything other then their name, but still you got a Disney character on the phone and it didn’t cost your parents two dollars a minute — looking at you, He-Man.

10. Sit’ n Spin

This thing was a basically a step above playing with an empty box, cause it didn’t do anything other than spin, but somehow, it still provided hours of entertainment.

11. Care Bears

Care Bears

The Care Bears ruled the ’80s, and you want to know why? Because they were created by the greeting card company American Greetings, who pushed them on unsuspecting parents and grandparents, and guilted them into buying them as an “I love you” gift. Plus, their soft bodies and pastel colors made them irresistible to little kids.

12. Fisher-Price Family Farm

Fisher-Price Family Farm

Aside from the Little People, the biggest seller here was the animals. Every little kid wanted to play with farm animals!

13. Fisher-Price Music Box Teaching Clock

Fisher-Price Music Box Teaching Clock

This longtime favorite was supposed to teach you how to tell time, but in reality, it was just fun to wind it up and watch it turn from day to night.

14. E.T. Vinyl Doll

E.T. Vinyl Doll

How big was E.T.? It was like Frozen x The Lion King plus a million. Seriously, it was huge, and of course had a natural appeal toward little kids, which made this vinyl doll (which felt so creepy to touch) a must have.

15. Poppin’ Pals

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This toy was probably more for babies than preschoolers, but its pop-up action made it lots of fun to play with.

16. Smurfs Play Camera

Smurfs Play Camera

This toy was a double winner, not only was it a play camera (allowing you to feel oh so grown-up), but it was also Smurf-themed. SMURF-THEMED!

17. Monchhichis

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Let’s be honest, these were more creepy than cute, but that catchy jingle for the commercial made you want one of these, badly.

18. View-Master

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Another perennial favorite that while simple provided hours of fun.

19. Fisher-Price Cash Register

Fisher-Price Cash Register

I don’t know if this was supposed to teach you how to use money, but I do know that the biggest appeal of this toy was popping that drawer open.

20. Tree Tots Family Tree House

Tree Tots Family Tree House

This little house was perfectly designed to capture your imagination. It was a tree that with the push of a button (on the top of the tree) revealed a three-room house, that came complete with an elevator, staircase, swing, and garage.

21. Rub-A-Dub Dog

Rub-A-Dub Dog

This toy pulled double duty. It was not only a bath toy, it was also a sponge (not a very good one, but still).

22. Fisher-Price Little People Play Family House

In the ’80s, the Little People upgraded themselves to some pretty posh homes (blame the yuppies?). Yes they were the exact same house, but most kids were either Team Yellow Roof or Team Tudor House.

23. My Buddy and Kid Sister

You know why you wanted one of these dolls? Because of the jingle from the commercial, which probably still lingers in the deep recesses of your mind.

24. Fisher-Price Tape Recorder

Fisher-Price Tape Recorder

This had one huge advantage over the Fisher-Price Record Player: IT COULD RECORD YOUR VOICE!

25. Snoopy Sno-cone Machine

Snoopy Sno-cone Machine

No hot summer day was complete without this classic toy. Sure, it took all your preschool body strength to get three slivers of ice slushy, but all that hard work made it taste extra good.

26. Fisher-Price Magic Burner Play Stove Top Range

Fisher-Price Magic Burner Play Stove Top Range

OK, so this probably gives you chills ‘cause it looks like the hot plate you had in college, but back in the ’80s this bad boy wasn’t just a pretend stove, it was a pretend stove that also lit up red!

27. Sweet Pickles Bus

Sweet Pickles Bus

OK, so this wasn’t a toy, but it was shaped like a bus and had a sticker that featured all the characters on it — which for fans of the book series made it an immediate toy (since no tie-in toy line was ever produced for it).

28. Little Boppers

These were basically like those dancing flowers that moved to music, expect they went one step further and actually moved around and danced. Yup, DANCED!

29. Speak & Spell

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These really weren’t designed for preschoolers, but all those buttons and the voice action made them an irresistible toy to little kids.

30. Popples

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Popples was one of the only toys that was perfect for both playing with and napping with.

31. Fisher-Price Parking Ramp Service Center Parking Garage

Fisher-Price Parking Ramp Service Center Parking Garage

This was the ultimate Little People play set (sorry, airport), mainly because you could race the cars down the ramp (with the Little People riding them), but the crank elevator also had its appeal.

32. Big Wheels

Hands down the best toy a preschooler could hope to get and play with. Sure, you probably fell off this thing more times than you could remember, but it really was your first taste of freedom and playing like a big kid.

So how many of these did YOU have or at least play with. Let me know in the comments. Thanks!

Via: buzzfeed.com

20 Things We Can Learn From Sheldon Cooper

Sheldon Cooper has some of the most hilarious ways of teaching us about physics and life in general on the hit show “The Big Bang Theory”!

1. Science.

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2. Relationships aren’t for everyone.

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3. Neither are organized sports.

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4. Don’t put up with insults.

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5. Don’t believe everything you hear.

6. Don’t be afraid of the future.

7. You should always tell the truth.

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8. Lend an ear to anyone who needs to talk.

9. It’s OK to ask questions.

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10. It’s OK to be an introvert.

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11. It’s important to keep your emotions in check.

12. Maintaining friendships can be hard.

13. Getting away with things can be hard.

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14. Music is a great escape.

15. Exercise is important.

16. Be cautious of germs.

17. Give credit where credit is due.

18. Facial expressions mean everything.

19. If you’ve got it, flaunt it.

20. And last, but certainly not least, how to scare away a bird.

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If Toddlers Were On Facebook

Could you imagine if toddlers were on Facebook?  By the looks of these posts I think we can be very thankful they are NOT!  🙂

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THANKSGIVING PROBLEMS

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DON’T TELL ME HOW TO LIVE

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Cremated Ashes Turned Into Diamonds

Having your loved ones cremated ashes turned into a beautiful diamond might not be for everyone but it’s a very original and unique idea that many people might cherish.

Algordanza, a Swiss company, has taken a fascinating and unexpected approach to memorializing our loved ones who have passed; They will compress and super-heat your loved one’s cremated ashes and turn them into a man-made diamond that can be worn and cherished.

It all begins with a chemical process that extracts the carbon from the departed’s ashes. This carbon is then heated to convert it into graphite. That graphite is then heated to as many as 2,700 degrees Fehrenheit and subjected to forces as high as 870,000 pounds per square inch. The color of the finished diamond, which can range from white to dark blue, depends on the boron content of the ashes of the deceased. The prices begin at 4,259 Swiss Francs ($4,474 USD) for a small diamond with no additional service.

More info: algordanza.com | Facebook (h/t: ecouterre)

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These last two photos are from a man who took his grandmother on a trip through the U.S. after her cremated remains were turned into a diamond ring

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Photographer Captures The Exquisite Beauty Of Maine Coons

Let photographer Robert Sijka introduce you to Maine Coons – the largest domesticated breed of cats in the world. They’re basically the closest thing to a lynx that you can share your home with, without worrying too much about your well-being.

 

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Cat Owners Will Understand These Pictures

These photos all cat owners will definitely relate to.  Cats sure are one mysterious animal.

 

They’re not always the best indoor hunters.

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They’re powerless to resist boxes.

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They send you ominous messages.

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They multiply in suspicious ways.

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They make Snapchat worth using.

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They change their minds often, and at the most inconvenient times.

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They’re always ready for their next sneak attack.

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They don’t care if that diet Coke belongs to God himself.

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Cats have mysterious interests that you will never fathom

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They will destroy everything you love.

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They fight like warriors on the daily.

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They need your help sometimes, though they would never admit it.

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They’re smart enough to be suspicious of your intentions.

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They have lots of hunting fails.

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They don’t always think things through.

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They can get stuck in the weirdest place. Like how did this even happen?

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They usually like the boxes their toys came in more than their toys.

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Cats are petty AF.

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They tolerate your love of arts and crafts.

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They can secretly fly.

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They’re vomit opportunists.

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They provide hours of entertainment. Like Facebook, only without your racist uncle.

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They’re very photogenic. Unlike you.

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They’re cute when they’re happy but they’re cuter when they’re mad.

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They will laugh at all your attempts to restrain them.

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They really do have dangerous curiosity.

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They hate Christmas.

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They have no concept of their body size.

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They have clear petting boundaries.

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They’re nice. When nobody’s looking.

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The Nuns Confession

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When nuns are admitted to Heaven they go through a special gate and are expected to make one last confession before they become angels.

Several nuns are lined up at this gate waiting to be absolved of their last sins before they are made holy.

“And so,” says St. Peter, “have you ever had any contact with a penis?”

“Well,” says the first nun in line, “I did once just touch the tip of one with the tip of my finger.”

“OK,” says St. Peter, “dip your finger in the holy water and pass on into heaven.

” The next nun admits, “Well, yes, I did once get carried away and I, you know, sort of massaged one a bit.”

“OK,” says St. Peter, “rinse your hand in the holy water and pass on into heaven.”

Suddenly there is some jostling in the line and one of the nuns is trying to cut in front.

“Well now, what’s going on here?” says St. Peter.

“Well, your excellency,” says the nun who is trying to improve her position in line, “If I’m going to have to gargle that stuff, I want to do it before Sister Mary Thomas sticks her ass in it.” 

 

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Little Johnny On Nuclear Power

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A stranger was seated next to Little Johnny on the plane when the stranger turned to the Little Johnny and said, “Let’s talk. I’ve heard that flights will go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger.”

Little Johnny, who had just opened his book, closed it slowly, and said to the stranger, “What would you like to discuss?”

“Oh, I don’t know,” said the stranger. “How about nuclear power?”

“OK,” said Little Johnny. “That could be an interesting topic. But let me ask you a question first. “A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat grass. The same stuff. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, and a horse produces clumps of dried grass. Why do you suppose that is?”

“Jeez,” said the stranger. “I have no idea.”

“Well, then,” said Little Johnny, “How is it that you feel qualified to discuss nuclear power when you don’t know shit?”

 

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When You Realize It Is Time To Move

No doubt about it, seriously might be time to MOVE!  

 

25 Creative Packaging Designs That Practically Sell Themselves

Creative packaging designs can really make their products stand out to the point they practically sell themselves…VERY CLEVER!

 

1. Gnome Bread Packaging

Designed by Lo Siento Studio

2. Note Headphones

(Designer: Corinne Pant)

3. Beehive Honey Squares

Designed by Lacy Kuhn

4. NYC Spaghetti

Designer: Alex Creamer

5. Ford Ranger Extreme: Matchbox

Advertising Agency: JWT, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

6. Creative Japanese Pastry Packaging

Designer unknown

7. Tea Hangers

Designed by Soon Mo Kang

8. Origami Beer

Designed by Clara Lindsten

9. “City Harvest” Grocery Bag

Designed by Andy Winner and One Show Merit

10. Honey Made by Bees

Designed by Maksi Marbuzov

11. Kokeshi Matchsticks

Designed by kokeshi-m.com

12. Kiss – Fruit and vegetable puree

Designed by Alexandra Istratova

13. Whitebites dog snacks

Designer: Cecilia Uhr

14. Moustache Paintbrushes

Designed by Simon Laliberté

15. Zen Perfume

Designed by Igor Mitin

16. Fishing Boat Water Bottle

Designed by Designers Anonymous

17. Juicy Juice Boxes

Designed by Preston Grubbs

18. Mini Oliva Olive Oil

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19. Blood of Grapes Wine Bottle

Designed by Constantin Bolimond

20. Green Berry Tea

Designed by Natalia Ponomareva

21. Fruit Juice Packaging

Designed by Naoto Fukasawa

22. Coffin-Shaped Cigarette Case

Designed by: Reynolds and Reyner

23. Pink Glasses Wine Bottles

Designed by Luksemburk

24. Butter! Better!

Designed by Yeongkeun

25. Smirnoff Caipiroska

Designer by JWT

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12 Of The Cheesiest Pick-Up Lines You’ll Ever Hear!

These have GOT to be some of THE cheesiest pick-up lines you’ll ever hear! Next time you see a hottie, you’ll know exactly what to fondue.

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Hilarious Dark Humour Comics By Mr. Lovenstein

Mr. Lovenstein, aka J. L. Westover, draws hilarious dark humour comics with the most unexpected endings.  Mr. Lovenstein and his unusual sense of humour will definitely tickle your funny bone.

 

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The Unbelievable Origin Of Sayings Like “Piss Poor” And Others From A Much Simpler Time

The origin of these sayings from the past truly took me back in time.  It is hard to believe the term “raining cats and dogs” had such a bizarre beginning!

Check out these old sayings from the past to see which ones you remember or possibly still use to this day.

 

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“They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot. Once a day it was taken and sold to the tannery.

If you had to do this to survive, you were ‘piss poor.’

But worse than that were the really poor folks who couldn’t even afford to buy a pot. They ‘didn’t have a pot to piss in’ and were considered the lowest of the low.”

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“Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June.

However, since they were starting to smell, brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor.

Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.”

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“Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water.

The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women, and finally the children. Last of all the babies.

By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, ‘Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water!’”

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“Houses had thatched roofs with thick straw-piled high and no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof.

When it rained, it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof. Hence the saying, ‘It’s raining cats and dogs.’

There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed.

Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That’s how canopy beds came into existence.”

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“The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the term, ‘dirt poor.’

The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on the floor to help keep their footing.

As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way.

Hence, ‘a thresh hold.’”

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“In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire. Every day, they lit the fire and added things to the pot.

They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day.

Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme, ‘Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old.’

Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off.

It was a sign of wealth that a man could ‘bring home the bacon.’ They would cut off a little to share with guests, and would all sit around and ‘chew the fat.’”

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“Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death.

This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.

Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the ‘upper crust.’”

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“Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days.

Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.

They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up.

Hence the custom of holding a ‘wake.’”

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“In old, small villages, local folks started running out of places to bury people.

So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave.

When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside, and they realized they had been burying people alive.

So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell.

Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (‘the graveyard shift’) to listen for the bell.

Thus, someone could be ‘saved by the bell,’ or was considered a ‘dead ringer.’

Now, whoever said history was boring?”

Viral Internet piece, as compiled by Flo Deems of ToneByTone

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Dude…Pass the Milkbones…

Dogs are too funny, and these guys are a “trip”.  I thought it was cats that usually “benefit” from the “funny stuff”, but something tells me these dogs have been into SOMETHING! “Dude…Pass the Milkbones…” Now if we only knew what’s in those Milkbones!

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Cleaning Tips For Almost Anything From A to Z

Here’s some great cleaning tips on almost everything from A to Z.  With tips like these  cleaning SHOULD be a “breeze”.

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1. Acrylic Paint on Clothing

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Just dab with some rubbing alcohol.

2. Air Vents

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You’re breathing in all that nasty dust and gray gunk! A rag, a knife, and some 409 should do the trick. Get the full directions here.

3. Armpit Stains (Ew)

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1 tsp. Dawn dishwashing detergent, 3-4 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide, and a couple tablespoons of baking soda — then scrub.

4. Bagless Vacuum

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It requires some taking apart. Get the full directions here.

5. Bath Toys

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Mix 1/2 cup of white vinegar with a gallon of water and let the toys soak for an hour. Squeeze all the water out.

But the best tip comes from We Love Being Moms, who says add a dab of hot glue to the air hole so that water doesn’t get into the toy and start harboring mold.

[Source: We Love Being Moms]

6. Bathroom Exhaust Fans

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Using canned air to blow dust and debris out could save your life — exhaust fans are a common cause of household fires.

7. Blinds

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Mix equal parts vinegar and water in a bowl. Dip a sock in it. Put your hand in the sock and wipe down the blinds. For full instructions, click here.

8. Brass

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Wipe down with half a lemon covered in salt.

9. Burnt Pans

Fill the bottom of the pan with water. Add a cup of white vinegar to the pan. Bring the pan to a boil. Take the pan off the stove and add 2 tablespoons baking soda. Empty the pan and scour.

source: Apartment Therapy; Images by Sarah Starkey.

10. Carpet Pet Hair

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Use a squeegee.

11. Cast Iron Pan

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Add a 1/4 cup of kosher salt to the pan and wipe with a paper towel. Get more details here.

12. Cheese Grater

Cheese Grater

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Grate a piece of raw potato. The hardness of the potato along with the oxalic acid will get that cheesy gunk off your grater.

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13. Charcoal Grill

Charcoal Grill

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Take a white onion, peel it, cut it in half, stab a fork into the small end of one half. Use the fork to rub the onion back and forth over the grates of a hot grill. The onion will deglaze the grates and add a little extra flavor the next time you bust out your grill!

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14. Clarisonic Brushes

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Disinfect your Clarisonic brushes with hydrogen peroxide, lemon, and baking soda, and you will drastically cut down on how often you need to buy new heads. Full directions here.

15. Cloudy Glasses

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Vinegar and paper towels will get them sparkling again! Click here for full directions.

16. Coffee Mug Stains

Coffee Mug Stains

Use baking soda. Get the full directions here.

17. Coffee or Spice Grinder

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Pulverize bread or uncooked white rice to pick up lingering aromas. You can also grind 1 tablespoon baking soda and wipe thoroughly.

18. Crockpot

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A little oven cleaner (in a well-ventilated room, or outside) and some Bar Keeper’s Friend should get that gunk off. Get the full directions here.

19. Crusty Oven

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Fill a bowl with 1/2 cup of ammonia into a COMPLETELY COLD oven. The fumes will work their magic overnight. Just wipe clean the next day. Get more awesome time-saving kitchen cleaning tips here.

20. Curling Iron

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Just rub a piece of plain steel wool onto the metal rod.

21. Cutting Boards

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Lemons and coarse salt will work on the wooden and bamboo variety. For full directions, click here.

22. Cutting Boards

Soak cutting boards in a mixture of bleach and water in the sink for at least an hour. They’ll be good as new!

23. Dishwasher

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Use vinegar and Kool-Aid. Get full directions here.

24. Dryer Ducts

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If you have pets, you’ll want to do this even more often to prevent fires. It will also speed up the time it takes to dry a load. Get the full directions here.

25. Dyson Vacuum Canister

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You’ll need a can of compressed air, scissors, dish soap, and a flathead screwdriver. Get the full directions here.

26. Ear Buds

Ear Buds

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Lightly dampen a q-tip with rubbing alcohol and wipe over the surface. Just be sure to use a very small amount of rubbing alcohol, as liquids can damage electronics.

27. Engagement Ring

Engagement Ring

Make a baking soda and water paste, or just use toothpaste. More details here.

28. Floor Grease

Floor Grease

You’ll need a solution of 1/4 cup white vinegar, 1 tablespoon liquid dish soap, 1/4 cup washing soda, 2 gallons of very warm tap water mixed together in a bucket.

29. Front-Loading Washing Machines

Front-Loading Washing Machines

You’ll need vinegar, baking soda, and a sponge. Get the full directions here.

30. George Foreman Grill

George Foreman Grill

All you need are some paper towels. Get the full directions here.

31. Glass Cooktop

You’ll need dishwashing liquid or powder, baking soda, gloves, and a rag. Get the full directions here.

32. Glass Bakeware

Glass Bakeware

Crumple up a ball of aluminum foil, add a little dish soap, and scrub.

33. Glitter

Glitter

Just use some play dough.

34. Glue Gun

While the gun is still hot, use a ball of aluminum foil to wipe off the nozzle without burning your fingers. Get the full directions here.

35. Granite Counters

Granite Counters

Mix rubbing alcohol and Dawn dishwashing soap to create a granite countertop cleaner. Get the details here.

36. Grease Stains in Clothing

Grease Stains in Clothing

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Rub white chalk over the grease stain. It has powerful absorbing qualities.

37. Grout Mildew

Grout Mildew

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Use Cellucotton Cotton Coils from the beauty store and soak them in bleach. Lay them on the mildew and mold in your tub and let it sit for a day.

38. Hair Brush

Hair Brush

This will make a HUGE difference! You can use shampoo or dish washing detergent. Get the full instructions here.

39. Hard Water Stains on a Glass Shower Door

Hard Water Stains on a Glass Shower Door

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Bar Keeper’s Friend, my friend. Or Lime-A-Way, which comes in a handy spray bottle as opposed to a powder.

40. Humidifier

Humidifier

You’ll want to run white vinegar through it, but outside (because vinegar is stinky). You could also use a solution of hydrogen peroxide.

41. Irregularly Shaped Bottles

Irregularly Shaped Bottles

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Fill the bottle with raw rice, a little water, and a little dishwashing soap. Cover the top and shake.

[source: Lifehacker]

42. Keurig Coffeemaker

Keurig Coffeemaker

Fill the water reservoir about halfway with vinegar. Run a cycle through without adding a filter or k-cup. Then run two cycles of water through to get rid of the vinegar taste/smell.

[source: Passion for Savings]

43. Jean Stains

Jean Stains

Just use alcohol-free face cleansing wipes.

44. Kitchen Cabinet Gunk

Kitchen Cabinet Gunk

Use vegetable oil and baking soda. Scrub with a toothbrush. Get the full details here.

{source: One Good Thing By Jilliee]

45. Kool-Aid Stains

Kool-Aid Stains

You’ll need a mixture of ammonia and water, and also a white towel and an iron. Get the full directions here.

46. Lampshade

Lampshade

Use a lint roller to get the dust off.

47. Latex Paint Messes

Latex Paint Messes

Use pimple pads to wipe them up. The alcohol in them softens the latex.

48. Leather Sofas

Leather Sofas

Get scratches and scuffs out of your leather couches with shoe polish.

49. Lipstick Stains

Lipstick Stains

Spray the spot with hairspray, let it set for 10 minutes, dab with a damp washcloth, and wash as normal.

50. Makeup

How To Clean (Almost) Anything And Everything

You can make a cosmetics sanitizing spray! Get the recipe here.

51. Makeup Brushes

Makeup Brushes

Clean them with baby shampoo. Once you’ve rinsed them well, hang them up to dry using a hanger and binder clips. This way the water doesn’t drip back down into the handles, which will harbor mold and make the bristles fall out.

For more thorough instructions, click here.

52. Mattress

Mattress

Sprinkle baking soda (and optionally, a nice-smelling essential oil like lavender) over the mattress, let it sit for 30 minutes, then vacuum it up.

53. Microfiber Couch

Microfiber Couch

Use rubbing alcohol or vodka, a light-colored sponge, and water. Get the details here.

54. Microwave

Microwave

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Heat a bowl of water and vinegar for 5 minutes in the microwave. The steam will dissolve stuck-on stains.

55. Mini Muffin Pans

Mini Muffin Pans

A baby bottle brush! Brilliant.

56. Mirrors and Glass

Mirrors and Glass

Use a concoction of 1/4 cup white vinegar, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, 2 cups warm water. Spray and wipe down with newspaper.

57. Moldy Water Bottle

Moldy Water Bottle

EIICHHHH that SMELL. You’ll need bleach, baking soda, and water. It’s a lengthy process, which you can find here.

58. Nail-Polish Stained Carpet

Nail-Polish Stained Carpet

Pour on rubbing alcohol and gently rub with a microfiber cloth. Get more directions here.

59. Oil Stains on a Garage Floor

Oil Stains on a Garage Floor

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Coca cola! Get the details here. Supposedly, a product called Pour-N-Restore works, also.

60. Oven Racks

Oven Racks

You’ll need 6 dryer sheets and 1/2 cup of dishwashing liquid. Get the full directions here.

61. Paint on Clothing

Paint on Clothing

Just use a razor! Get more instructions here.

62. Paintbrushes

Paintbrushes

Soak them in vinegar for 30 minutes.

63. Pen Ink in Clothing

Pen Ink in Clothing

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Spray hairspray onto the back of the clothing where the stain is. If that doesn’t work, check out the other methods here.

64. Pet Hair

Pet Hair

All you need are rubber gloves and a little water. Directions here.

65. Red Wine

For a stain that’s dried already, treat it with shaving cream and throw it into the washing machine. For a wet stain, there are a number of different methods, from club soda to kitty litter, which you can get here.

66. Rubber Stamps

Rubber Stamps

Use baby shampoo and glycerin (which you can find easily at any drugstore).

67. Rust Stains

Rust Stains

Use a resin bed cleaner. Get more details here.

68. Rusty Loaf Pans

You’ll need baking soda, water, a scourer, and oil. Sprinkle baking soda on and leave for about 30 minutes. Scrub with a scourer. Coat in oil so it doesn’t get rusty again.

69. Scuff Marks on Linoleum

Scuff Marks on Linoleum

Just rub with a plain old eraser!

70. Sharpie Stains in Carpet

Sharpie Stains in Carpet

These three ingredients will do the trick. Full on instructions here.

71. Shower Curtain Liner

Shower Curtain Liner

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Run it through the washing machine with detergent, vinegar, and a few towels (otherwise, you might risk tearing the liner). Get the details here.

72. Shower Head

Shower Head

Pour distilled white vinegar in a plastic bag and fit it over the shower head. Secure with a rubber band. Let it soak for an hour, then remove the bag and wipe away with a cloth or paper towel.

[source: A Real Life Housewife]

73. Sneakers

Sneakers

Restore your old sneakers with TOOTHPASTE! Get the full instructions here.

74. Stainless Steel Refrigerators

Stainless Steel Refrigerators

After making the spray, the key to getting the fingerprints off is a microfiber cloth.

75. Stainless Steel Sink

Stainless Steel Sink

It’s a lengthy process, but you’ll need vinegar (in a spray bottle), baking soda, olive oil, and Goo Gone. Get the details here.

76. Sterling Silver

Use tartar control toothpaste! Rub it in like you would soap and it’ll get the tarnish off.

77. Stove Grates

Stove Grates

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You’ll need ammonia (which stinks to the high heavens) and plastic bags. The best part is that this method requires no scrubbing.

78. Stove Burners

Pour on a thick coat of baking soda. Follow with a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide onto each burner. Wait 15 minutes, then scrub away all that nasty brown stuff.

[source: The Mortician’s Wife]

79. Stuffed Animals

Stuffed Animals

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Many stuffed animals can’t go in the washing machine, so you have to clean them in a basin. You’ll need a clean toothbrush, two clean white washcloths, a clean white towel, and high-efficiency laundry detergent. Get more details here.

80. Toaster

Toaster

Mix 1 tablespoon of cream of tartar with a few drops of water. Rub it into the appliance and then wipe down with a damp paper towel.

[source: A Real-Life Housewife]

81. Toothbrushes

Toothbrushes

Soak them in a vinegar or baking soda solution. Get the full instructions here.

82. Uggs

Uggs

By the end of winter, chances are, your Uggs are covered in water and snow stains. You’ll want to go over them with a stiff brush. Then, use a slightly damp washcloth to rub over the stains. Get more details here.

83. Weird Space Beween Oven Glass

Weird Space Beween Oven Glass

It’s a little complicated and involves actual TOOLS so you’ll want to check out this tutorial.

84. White Heat Marks

Use an iron and some cloth napkins. Full directions here.

85. Wicker Baskets

Wicker Baskets

Give them a rinse in the shower, or with a hose. Set them outside to dry in the sun. Spray with Pam to keep them looking shiny.

86. Yellowed Pillowcases

Yellowed Pillowcases

That yellow stuff is SWEAT and DROOL if that doesn’t compel you to do this right now. Throw them in the washing machine using REALLY HOT water, 1 cup of laundry detergent, 1 cup powdered dishwasher detergent, 1 cup bleach, and 1/2 cup borax. Get more details here.

[source: One Good Thing By Jillee]

87. Yoga Mat

Yoga Mat

Fill a spray bottle with 3 parts water to 1 part distilled white vinegar. Optionally, add a few drops of essential oil. Spray and wipe down the solution.

I hope these cleaning tips help and be sure to pass them on to friends and family. Thanks!

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