03 March 2014

Useful tips


Hang a bundle of chalk in the closet to keep everything fresh and dry.
The chalk absorbs excess moisture – a thrifty alternative to an electric dehumidifier!

Add half a teaspoon of baking soda to the water when hard-boiling eggs to make the shells incredibly easy to peel off.

WD40 can be used to remove crayon marks from any surface!

The simplest way to slice a bunch of cherry tomatoes is to sandwich them between
 two plastic lids and run a long knife through all of them at once!

Keep brown sugar soft by storing with a couple of marshmallows

Boil orange peel and cloves to get rid of unpleasant smells in the kitchen.

When hanging a picture frame, put a dab of toothpaste on the frame where you need the nails to be.
Then simply press against the wall to leave marks (which can later be wiped) as guides for hammering in.

Store bed sheets inside their pillowcases for easy storage and access

Use ketchup to remove the tarnish from copper pans.
Slather the pan with ketchup and leave for 30 minutes for the acid to break down the tarnish,
 then rinse clean and buff with a soft cloth.

Use rubber bands to help open a jar easily: place one around the jar
lid and another around the middle of the glass. The rubber provides friction to prevent your hands from slipping.

Cut the top off a screw-top bottle and use to seal open bags.

A ball of aluminum foil makes a great glassware scrubber!

Use chalk to remove grease stains from clothes.
 Simply rub white chalk on the affected area and wash as normal.
The chalk will absorb the grease and be washed away in the cycle.

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