Tuesday, October 27, 2009
To test if an egg is hard boiled or not: Spin the egg on a table or flat surface. If it spins without wobbling, it's hard boiled.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Are you always searching for your infant's "other sock"?: Simply purchase all your toddler's socks in the same colour. This will eliminate looking for the elusive "other sock"!
To clean dirty or stained photographs: Dip cotton wool in some alcohol and wipe carefully on the photograph.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Can't get rid of the sour odor from a baby's bottle? Mix water and toothpaste together and allow to stand in the baby's bottle for about 5 minutes. Then rinse out with clean water.
To sweep up more sand, dust, pet hair: Spray furniture polish on the broom bristles where they touch the ground. You will sweep up more dirt, without it sticking much to the broom bristles themselves.
Lid on a jar too tight? Take a butter knife and tap along the edges of the lid. This will break the hold of the seal, which will enable you to open the jar.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
To get rid of ants: Sprinkle red chilli powder, cream of tartar powder, salt, or sage over areas where there are ants, ant nests, or over door thresholds so that ants cannot cross.
To remove melted wax from clothing items: Place a brown paper bag over the item of clothing. Heat an iron, and move the iron over the bag which must cover the wax. By moving the bag around the wax as you iron, the bag will absorb the wax till it's gone from the garment.
To eradicate dried stains from the inside of a microwave oven: Place a lemon slice in a bowl of water and microwave for around five minutes. The stains wipe off easily, and your oven smells like lemon!
Saturday, October 17, 2009
To soothe your baby's teething gums: Insert a damp wash cloth into a zip lock bag. Place the bag into the freezer. When your baby starts teething, remove the cloth from the bag and let it chew on the cloth. This will soothe the baby's gums.
To clean and keep your garbage disposal deodorized: Freeze fruit rinds such as lemon or orange, and then run them into the disposal with plenty of cold water.
If your new shoes are too tight: Place the nozzle of a blow dryer into the shoe, set to low and turn on. Once the shoes are warm, stuff them with newspaper or socks. Leave for a day or two to stretch.
To repair a frayed shoe lace end: Cut off the frayed end, then dip the new tip into clear nail varnish, and allow to dry. Your shoe lace is now as good as new!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
To remove perfume scent from wherever: Spray white distilled vinegar over the affected area. Leave to set for a few hours before washing off, or just leave until the scent has disappeared.
To clean silverware: Apply moist baking soda with a cloth to the silverware. Your silverware will be clean in no time!
Wish to clean a foggy windshield quickly and better than other methods? Purchase a chalkboard eraser from your local stationery store and keep in the car glove compartment. Use the eraser on the car windows whenever they fog up. This is far more effective than a cloth.
Do you have a rocking chair that is making marks on your wooden floors? Glue felt weather strips under the rockers. This will not only halt the damage to the wooden floors, but also stop the rocking chair from creaking on the floor.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
If you don't want to throw away the leftover soap pieces: Just add a little glycerine and mash them up together in a ball with a little warm water, and you'll have produced a pleasant, gentle soap without wasting money.
Want to mix daffodils and other flowers together in a display: Don't, because daffoldils produce a toxin that kills other flowers. If you want to use daffodils, don't mix; display them on their own.