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Brass Doorknobs and Knockers

Posted on May 25, 2011 by P M

A generous slosh of tomato sauce on a damp cloth will take off the tarnish. Rub clean with ...

Teacups

Posted on May 25, 2011 by Lerato Mhlanga

Stained teacups do not need elbow grease to clean. Simply sprinkle salt on the outside of a lemon ...

Hiccups

Posted on May 24, 2011 by P M

Try a teaspoon of granulated sugar swallowed dry. A survey found that it cured 19 out of 20 ...

Blisters

Posted on May 23, 2011 by P M

Spray antiperspirant on your feet to avoid excessive sweating when out running or hiking. This prevents blisters and ...

Indigestion

Posted on May 23, 2011 by P M

Chewing gum. The saliva stimulated by the gum neutralises digestive acid and helps force the fluids back into ...

Changing tyres

Posted on May 16, 2011 by P M

Keep a couple of short thick planks in your boot so if you have a puncture you will ...

Bumper and Licence Stickers

Posted on May 16, 2011 by P M

To remove stubborn stickers from your car use nail polish remover or lighter fluid. Do NOT use on ...

Scratches

Posted on May 16, 2011 by P M

As a temporary measure use a matching wax crayon on any scratches on your car.

Swallowing pills

Posted on May 9, 2011 by P M

Put the pill in a teaspoon of applesauce to make the swallowing easier.

Removing splinters

Posted on May 9, 2011 by P M

Soak the spot where the splinter is in olive oil for a few moments and then apply ice ...

Sweet tongue depressor

Posted on May 9, 2011 by P M

To inspect the state of your child’s throat, use a lollipop to depress the tongue.

To Thread a Needle

Posted on May 5, 2011 by P M

Squirt some hair spray on the tip of your finger and apply to the cotton end. It will ...

Button storage

Posted on May 5, 2011 by P M

Keep your empty pill bottles for these.

Fertiliser

Posted on April 28, 2011 by P M

Eggshells are rich in calcium carbonate. Crush and sprinkle around your plants. They slowly decompose and enrich the ...

Thermos / blender

Posted on April 28, 2011 by P M

To clean:Place eggshells in the bottom. Add water and shake vigorously or run the blender. Shells will break ...

Membranes

Posted on April 28, 2011 by P M

Eggshell membranes have healing properties. Apply to ingrown toenails, snagged skin round fingernails and boils.

Perspiration

Posted on April 21, 2011 by P M

Soak overnight in equal parts ammonia and dish washing liquid. Then wash as usual.

Shirt Collars

Posted on April 21, 2011 by P M

Take a small paintbrush and brush hair shampoo in to the soiled collars before washing . The shampoo ...

Spaghetti Sauce

Posted on April 21, 2011 by P M

Wet the fabric and sprinkle with powdered dish detergent. Scrub gently with a tooth or nail brush. Rinse ...

Perspiration

Posted on April 21, 2011 by P M

Soak overnight in equal parts ammonia and dishwashing liquid. Then wash as usual.

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