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Jewellery

Posted on February 7, 2011 by P M

This honestly works! To get marks off your jewellery, soak in tomato sauce overnight and then rinse in ...

Salt

Posted on February 2, 2011 by P M

Sprinkle a little salt in your pan before cooking with oil. This helps prevent the oil from splattering.

Strawberries

Posted on February 2, 2011 by P M

Only wash strawberries a few moments before eating them. Store them dry because they will keep better.

Garlic cloves

Posted on February 2, 2011 by P M

Put garlic cloves in the microwave for 15 seconds. The skins come off easily.

Homemade furniture polish

Posted on January 31, 2011 by P M

Take 3 parts of olive oil to 1 part lemon juice – apply with a scrunched up sheet ...

Bathroom cleaner

Posted on January 31, 2011 by P M

In an old washing up liquid bottle, put in half a cup bicarbonate of soda. Add 1 cup ...

Grout cleaner

Posted on January 31, 2011 by P M

To clean grout, add 3 cups bicarbonate of soda to a bowl containing 1 cup warm water.Mix into ...

Floors

Posted on January 24, 2011 by P M

Put on a pair of old socks. They don’t need to match (!) and polish your floors. Great ...

Swingball

Posted on January 24, 2011 by P M

Tie an old sock, that has a tennisball in it, to a long piece of thin rope. Attach ...

Onions

Posted on January 24, 2011 by P M

If you have half an onion left , keep it to clean your pan in the griller where ...

Banana Skins

Posted on January 24, 2011 by P M

Use the inside of a banana skin, minus the stringy bits, to buff your silverware. This can also ...

Blinds

Posted on January 24, 2011 by P M

Use old socks over your hands to wipe down blinds or louvres. Wash and use again. Wool socks ...

Cast iron pots and pans

Posted on January 20, 2011 by P M

Cast iron pots are easy to clean. Invest in some coarse kitchen salt and sprinkle in the pot ...

Clean and deodorise your microwave

Posted on January 20, 2011 by P M

Mix 2 teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda in a microwave safe bowl containing 115ml water. Run on high ...

Crusty sink taps

Posted on January 20, 2011 by P M

To remove grime and limescale around the base of your taps, soak a cloth with lemon juice, leave ...

Coke

Posted on January 17, 2011 by P M

Any cola removes removes urine smells and stains from underwear. If you add a can to a presoak ...

Telephone Book

Posted on January 14, 2011 by P M

Use your old phone directory to clean off  the surface oil and fat …. Intead of throwing out ...

Healthy Plants

Posted on January 14, 2011 by P M

To improve the health of your plants ,never waste the tea in your pot. Pour it on your ...

Smells

Posted on January 14, 2011 by P M

How to remove cupboard smells….. Fill half a knee high stocking with 1/2 a cup of fresh,unused coffee ...

Glass Savers

Posted on January 12, 2011 by P M

What to do when glass smashes into tiny pieces….. If you happen to drop an item made of ...

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