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Linoleum

Posted on Jul 3, 2011 by Lerato Mhlanga

Never use soap to clean linoleum. Use equal parts of vinegar and olive oil.

Cheese

Posted on Jun 30, 2011 by Lerato Mhlanga

Eating a chunk of cheese at the end of a meal reduces the acidity in your mouth which ...

Yoghurt

Posted on Jun 30, 2011 by Lerato Mhlanga

Unsweetened natural yoghurt eaten regularly reduces the major causes of bad breath.

Bruises

Posted on Jun 30, 2011 by Lerato Mhlanga

Parsley is an anti-inflammatory and also has anaesthetic properties. Blend parsley with a little water, freeze in icecubes, ...

Sterilizer

Posted on Jun 29, 2011 by Lerato Mhlanga

Keep germs at bay by soaking your tooth brushes in hydrogen peroxide for a few seconds before and ...

Ear wax solvent

Posted on Jun 28, 2011 by Lerato Mhlanga

A small drop or two can loosen the wax in ears. This advice was given by a doctor.

Stain removal

Posted on Jun 28, 2011 by Lerato Mhlanga

Excellent for removing blood stains, but avoid silk and satin. Try it too for removing ‘poo’ stains on ...

Chewing Gum

Posted on Jun 27, 2011 by Lerato Mhlanga

Another way to get gum out of a child’s hair is to put the gummed up bits of ...

Permanent Marker

Posted on Jun 26, 2011 by Lerato Mhlanga

To remove these marks from walls and clothes, spray with hairspray. Leave for a minute and rinse off ...

Steam

Posted on Jun 26, 2011 by Lerato Mhlanga

To stop your bathroom mirror from steaming up, rub it with a little shaving foam then wipe off ...

Dilute

Posted on Jun 23, 2011 by Lerato Mhlanga

Check your cleaning supplies are properly diluted according to instructions and use only what’s needed for the job ...

Windows

Posted on Jun 23, 2011 by Lerato Mhlanga

Clean with them open so you don’t trap air pollution in the home. Choose a cloudy day as ...

Kitchen Sink Scrub

Posted on Jun 22, 2011 by Lerato Mhlanga

1/2 cup baking soda 1/8 cup vinegar05 drops lemon oil05 drops orange(you can substitute the orange and lemon ...

Air freshener

Posted on Jun 21, 2011 by Lerato Mhlanga

  Simple recipe to make your own scented air freshener mix the following ingredients… 20 drops lime oil14 ...

Bath and Shower Scrub

Posted on Jun 21, 2011 by Lerato Mhlanga

Mix the following Ingredients and use with a damp sponge or cloth for bath and shower scrub… 1/2 ...

Drain away

Posted on Jun 20, 2011 by Lerato Mhlanga

Drains blocked with dirt and soap will clear if you drop in two effervescent antacid tablets followed by ...

Loo cleaner

Posted on Jun 20, 2011 by Lerato Mhlanga

A badly stained toilet bowl will come up sparkling if you pour in a can of cola and ...

Ring beater

Posted on Jun 20, 2011 by Lerato Mhlanga

Keep a screw top plastic container near the bath containing a mixture of baking soda and water. Shake ...

Leftover Soap

Posted on Jun 13, 2011 by Lerato Mhlanga

Collect all those little bits of toilet soap that are too small to use easily, put them in ...

Electric Plugs

Posted on Jun 12, 2011 by Lerato Mhlanga

If you have some pesky plugs that are very stiff and hard to pull out of their sockets, ...

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