DIY – Household Tips

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DIY (Do it yourself) Household Tips will bring helpful tips to help you get through the middle class dilemma we are all confronted with in today’s modern world, “I just bought it and it broke already!” We will try to explain and demonstrate these techniques with easy to learn instructions and simple demonstration videos.




Dictionary Definition

skunk |sk…ô ng k|noun
a cat-sized American mammal of the weasel family, with distinctive black-and-white-striped fur. When threatened it squirts a fine spray of foul-smelling irritant liquid from its anal glands toward its attacker. Mephitis and other genera, family Mustelidae: several species, in particular the striped skunk ( M. mephitis).
‚ informal a contemptible person.
verb [ trans. ] informal (often be skunked) defeat (someone) overwhelmingly in a game or contest, esp. by preventing them from scoring at all.
2 dated fail to pay (a bill or creditor).
ORIGIN mid 17th cent.: from Massachusett squunck; cognate forms occur in many other American Indian languages.

Got a skunk in the crawl space under your house? I do. Hopefully this video, Extreme Skunk Removal, will help.

If your pet got skunked, Tomato juice doesn’t work, it just hides the smell momentarily.

The “Got Skunked” Remedy Recipe

In a plastic bucket, mix the following ingredients:

  • 1 quart of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide (what’s sold in drug stores)
  • 1/4 cup of baking soda – Sodium Bicarbonate (not baking powder)
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons liquid soap (“Softsoap” and “Ivory Liquid” are best, stay away from shampoo)

(for very large pets one quart of tepid tap water may be added for complete coverage)

  • Use promptly. Wet pet thoroughly, then work the solution deep into the fur. Leave the solution on about 5 minutes or until the odor is gone. Some heavily oiled areas may require a second “rinse and washing”.
  • Try to keep the solution out of the eyes – it stings. Wear latex gloves to protect hands if washing your pet.
  • After treatment, thoroughly rinse yourself or pet with tepid tap water. Use all made solution. It doesn’t keep. Do not put in a closed container! It can explode from pressure released from the chemical reaction of Sodium Bicarbonate and Hydrogen Peroxide.

If you run into a “Dire Skunk” run!!!


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