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Pins

Posted on Jul 10, 2011 by Lerato Mhlanga

To pick up pins, use a magnet which has been placed in the bottom of a plastic bag.  ...

Plastic pins

Posted on Jul 10, 2011 by Lerato Mhlanga

Use those plastic hair roller pins to keep your pieces of knitting together, rather than ordinary pins or ...

Bathing

Posted on Jul 7, 2011 by Lerato Mhlanga

When bathing your pet, put a rubber mat in the bottom of the bath. This will give more ...

Tape

Posted on Jul 7, 2011 by Lerato Mhlanga

Apply a strip of reflector tape to your pets’ collars so that when they go out snooping around ...

Litter

Posted on Jul 7, 2011 by Lerato Mhlanga

Kitty litter trays won’t smell so bad if you mix the new litter with some talcum powder. Not ...

Candles

Posted on Jul 6, 2011 by Lerato Mhlanga

Put candles in the freezer for about 3 hours before using them. This will keep them burning longer.

Ice trays

Posted on Jul 5, 2011 by Lerato Mhlanga

If you want to keep your ice trays from sticking together in the freezer, put a sheet of ...

Linoleum

Posted on Jul 3, 2011 by Lerato Mhlanga

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

Plastic Containers

Posted on Jul 3, 2011 by Lerato Mhlanga

To deodorize, pour some tomato juice on to a sponge and wipe around the inside.Wash, dry  and keep ...

Kettle

Posted on Jul 3, 2011 by Lerato Mhlanga

To descale, boil up a mug of water, a mug of vinegar, and three dessert spoons of salt. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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