Category: Household Tips

Chocolate ice-cream stain

Chocolate ice-cream stain

| 29 May 2015

You are enjoying that divine chocolate ice-cream, when a blob falls on your snow white cotton shirt and leaves a very unsightly stain. Don’t despair. Rub the spot with salted water and then wash in the usual way.

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Another use for mayonnaise.

Another use for mayonnaise.

| 14 May 2015

Full-fat mayonnaise has a high oil content, and it can do wonders around the house. It can help you with the huge problem of bubble gum stuck to the hair of your young offspring. You don’t have to cut the child’s hair. Instead bring out the mayonnaise. Take a fair amount of mayonnaise and massage […]

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Insect repellent

Insect repellent

| 19 February 2015

Coffee grounds are very good insect repellent and are safe for children and pets. Sprinkle the coffee grounds any place you don’t want to see ants, snails or slugs. Effective and cheap way to get rid of bugs that bug you!

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Baking Soda

Baking Soda

| 19 February 2015

Always keep a box of baking soda at hand, as it never fails to come to the rescue when you wish to clean and disinfect around your house. You can also clean children’s toys safely with this wonder powder. Put a quart of water in a small basin and add four tablespoonfuls baking soda. Soak a […]

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Chalk against odors

Chalk against odors

| 5 March 2014

Some foods have a strong odor and they smell rather unpleasantly. As a result your fridge smells unpleasantly too. One easy and cheap way to remove odors is to place at the back of a shelf a piece of chalk. Chalk absorbs all odors. Just change it every couple of weeks and your fridge will […]

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Lipstick on your walls

Lipstick on your walls

| 5 March 2014

Your kids got hold of your lipsticks and after decorating their faces, started drawing on your walls! Don’t despair – you can clean the walls very easily. All you need is a damp sponge and white toothpaste. Carefully rub the wall with the toothpaste, and then wipe it with a clean, dry cloth.

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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

| 5 March 2014

You love fresh flowers in your vases, but they don’t seem to last long. To keep your cut flowers looking fresh for longer periods of time, all you have to do is to add two tablespoonfuls sugar and two tablespoonfuls white vinegar to the water in the vase. Stir well to dissolve the sugar and […]

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Dried Flowers

Dried Flowers

| 12 February 2014

Do you like to keep flowers from your garden for longer, or perhaps flowers you gather in the countryside? You can dry all sorts of flowers and keep them for a very long time. There are many ways to dry flowers, but this one is really easy and inexpensive. Cover the flowers with cat litter […]

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Shiny furniture

Shiny furniture

| 3 February 2014

An easy and cheap way to clean your wooden furniture and liven up your wooden floors. Boil about 10 used tea bags. You can use the water to mop your wooden floors. You can also dip a soft cloth in the tea water, rinse it and clean the surfaces of your furniture.

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Descaling fish easily

Descaling fish easily

| 3 February 2014

Is there an ardent fisherman in your family but then you have to clean up the fish and cook them? Some fish are really hard to descale and it is a real battle. This is a tip that can help make this job much easier. Soak the fish in salt water for a while. Your […]

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