August 6, 2020 James Benson 0 Comments

Tips And Tricks Of Seasoned Estate Sales Groupies

To tell if pearls are real or not, chose a pearl that is not visible when wearing somewhere toward the back of a necklace and scrape it across your teeth. If the finish comes off, they are not real.
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To tell if a gold piece is solid gold and not plated, take a small file or emery board and gently buff in an area that will not be noticeable. If you see silver or copper, it is not solid gold.
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To clean out a vase that you can’t reach your hand in, fill the vase with warm water and drop in a couple of Efferdent tablets until dissolved. This will take out most of the stain.
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Store old purses, hats, and linens with one or two used dryer sheets. It keeps them from getting an old musty odor.Estate sales - Auctions
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If you have books or magazines with a musty odor, put them out in the hot sun for a few hours and then seal in a bag with a used dryer sheet.
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If you have a smoke odor in a doll or any fabric, spray with Carpet Fresh No Vacuum Foam Carpet Refresher for Pet odors. Let dry outside and within a few days, the smoke odor is completely gone. Do not saturate in case your colors run. It is better to do it two or three times than to chance to ruin your piece.
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For cleaning acrylic paintings and artwork not under glass: Every once in a while take a clean damp cloth (like an old cotton tee shirt) and gently wipe the surface of an acrylic painting off to remove grime that has accumulated. This is only for artwork that is not under glass. First, gently try an inconspicuous corner before progressing to be safe. Watch out for areas that are raised with little mounds of paint. Be careful that you don’t catch them with your cloth and rip them off.
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To polish brass make a paste of equal parts of salt, flour, and vinegar. Rub on brass with a soft cloth. Rinse completely. Shine with a clean, dry, soft cloth.
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If you scorch a textile while ironing, rub a cut onion over the scorch, then soak a cloth in cold water for one hour. Rewash and try again.
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Never polish dark antique bronze or you will destroy the old patina and lower the value of the piece.
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When storing any battery run item, remember to remove the batteries first.
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For dusting very intricate porcelain pieces, use a fluffy blush brush.
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Old steel needles found on a Victrola should be changed very often to avoid damage to the records.
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Never store water globes in the dark. Light is necessary to keep the liquid inside clear.
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To stop an antique leaky vase from leaking water if you are using it for flowers, roll the inside with paraffin wax and it will seal the leak.
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Never store a bisque piece in a newspaper. The print will rub off on it and it is almost impossible to remove.

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When storing any glass or porcelain piece with a lid, secure the lid in place with tape before wrapping. When you reopen the package, you are less apt to have it fall off and break.
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When packing a hollow piece to mail, pack the inside tightly with tissue or plastic bags as well as bubble wrap on the outside. This will help protect it from shock if dropped.
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To remove wax drippings from metal candlesticks, put the candlesticks in the freezer for a few hours.

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December 27, 2019 James Benson 0 Comments

Residential Pest Control – Rid Your Home Of Pests

There is something about having unwanted guests in the home that can make may people uncomfortable. This includes insects, spiders and rodents. Most people admit that the presence of these creatures makes them very uncomfortable and in some cases can cause extreme emotional stress. While common spiders are probably the most common house invader, they are generally more tolerated than rodents or insects.pest control More information here @ Https://jenkinspest.com
Not only can any of these intruders cause emotional stress to a family, they can cause various diseases, or in the case of spiders can bite. Having a plan for when you need to take your home’s pest problem more seriously will help you make the decision of what you need to do and when. Using household chemicals to kill pests can be effective for some types of insects, but may not be enough when you have a serious insect infestation, such as cockroaches, termites or bed bugs. These are all very difficult (if not impossible for the average homeowner to eliminate. Should you have any of these pest problems, hiring a professional to eliminate your pests allows you to have some peace of mind and eliminate the pests that are a problem for you.

When it comes to rodents, there are instances that setting a trap or putting out poison yourself may be effective. One of the challenges that people find when doing it themselves it that these traps and poisons may be in the path of their pets or small children. Hiring a professional pest control specialist can help you know that their methods are safe and will not harm other pets or small children. In addition, professional exterminators have more experience in going to where the problems are and finding the hidden spots that rodents are likely to be.

Having peace of mind and an ability to know that your home is free from pests is something that most people want to experience, and many take for granted – until they are faced with a set of small black eyes or a scampering dark rodent that comes out at night. For many, hiring a professional exterminator allows them to focus on what they need to, rather than monitoring traps and poisons.

With an assurance that you have a professional on your team, you can be assured that the rodents are being eliminated In a safe and responsible way – and that your family will not be bothered by their presence any longer. Click on this link @ https://jenkinspest.com/pest-control/

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