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Zest

Posted on February 14, 2011 by P M

Grating the orange peel’s top layer creates ‘zest’. This has a strong tangy orange flavour and can be ...

Stainless Steel

Posted on February 11, 2011 by P M

To get the shine back in your stainless steel cutlery and kitchen utensils, put a few drops of ...

Leather

Posted on February 10, 2011 by P M

Baby oil cleans and “feeds” all leather goods like armchairs, handbags and leather jackets.

Bathroom Stains

Posted on February 10, 2011 by P M

Marks which won’t budge off bathroom tiles plus the limescale around taps and on soapdishes will be left ...

Bubble Gum

Posted on February 7, 2011 by P M

How often do our children manage to get bubble or chewing gum in their hair?Spread peanut butter over ...

Wood Burns

Posted on February 7, 2011 by P M

Cigarette or candle burns on wooden tables? Use a mixture of vinegar and baking soda made into a ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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