Apply soap to the hinges of a creaking
door to silence the noise
Occasionally pour boiling water onto washing
soda that is placed on top of the grid to clear drains.
Wear rubber gloves.
Never dust with a dry cloth, dampen or
spray the cloth to pick up the dust, rather than move it
Store eggs in the original cartons they
came in. Do not take them out and store them in the fridge
door compartment. Firstly the eggs can ‘dry out’,
secondly the opening and closing causes temperature fluctuations
which can cause them to spoil and thirdly eggs can pick-up
smells and tastes of other foods.
To remove finger marks from wallpaper
rub with a ball of white bread. Test on an unseen area to
1 part distilled white vinegar mixed with
2 parts hot water will remove limescale from kettles and
irons. Leave for 20 minutes and then rinse. Don’t
get the electrics wet!
Freeze onions for 15 minutes before peeling.
This fixes the oil which is the substance that escapes and
If a stew or soup is too salty add a raw
potato to reduce the saltiness.
To make inserting a screw into hard wood
easier, put wax polish or candle wax on the end of the screw.
Apply to a soft cloth it makes an
excellent brass cleaner.