How To: Do Loads Of Things!
Remove dirty stains on shirt collars:
Rub the stain with shampoo before washing
Dust delicate ornaments:
Use a paintbrush
Freshen a well-loved cuddly toy:
Place in a paper bag with some baking soda and shake.
Clean the bathroom more easily:
Steam lifts dirt, clean the bathroom after you've had a bath.
Make your own air freshener:
Put a dab of perfume onto a lightbulb, the heat will slowly release the fragrance.
Remove a coffee stain:
Rub with beaten egg yolk then clean with water.
Make your own furniture polish:
Mis lemon oil with 3 parts olive oil.
Thaw frozen pipes:
Turn off the water supply, turn the tap on nearest to the frozen area so it can drain as it thaws, put a bucket under the area incase the pipe leaks, defrost the pipe with a hair dryer.
Peel garlic easily:
Put it in the microwave for a few seconds first.
Fix a meal if you've added too much salt:
Drop a peeled potato into the dish - it will absorb the salt.
Put them in a paper bag with an apple.
Get rid of mice:
Sprinkle peppermint essence around openings - they hate the smell of it.
Perk up droopy lettuce:
Soak in cold water with a little lemon juice.
Remove tight lids:
Put on a pair of rubber gloves - you'll have a much better grip.
Stop silver tarnishing:
Store with a piece of chalk - it will absorb moisture.
Prevent mildew in the fridge:
Wipe the inside with vinegar.
Remove chewing gum stuck in hair:
Rub with peanut butter before washing it.
Keep doorsteps ice free:
Wash with warm water with washing up liquid in.
Keep dust off your tv screen:
Rub with a tumble dryer sheet.
Remove a plaster without the pain:
Rub the plaster with baby oil, leave to soak in, then peel off painlessly.
Stop a run in tights:
Dab with a little nail varnish.
Make tights last longer:
Spray the heels and toes with hairspray.
Clean varnished floors:
Rub with cold tea.
Stop floorboards squeaking:
Drip glue into the cracks.
Losen a rusted bolt:
Rub with a cloth soaked in a fizzy drink.
Remove hardened paint from brushes:
Simmer in vinegar.
Fill small nail holes in walls:
Cut through a piece of sandpaper a few times.
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- Tue, Jan 6th 2004