6.7.15

Cleaning Aluminum Pots and Pans 06-07-15


Cleaning Aluminum Pots and Pans

  • Pour 3 tablespoons of cream of tartar and 1 quart of water into the dirty pot. Bring water to a boil and boil for 10 minutes. Clean off gunk, wash and rinse well.
 

3.7.15

Cleaning Feather Dusters 03-07-15


Cleaning Feather Dusters

  • Put a feather duster into a strong plastic bag and pour in a cup or two of cornstarch to clean it. Close bag tightly and shake hard (outside) for about half a minute. Take out duster and shake until all cornstarch is gone.
 

30.6.15

Shortcut to Cleaning Shower Doors 30-06-15

 
Shortcut to Cleaning Shower Doors

  • When taking a shower, wash the doors with a bit of cheap shampoo, that you've poured onto a sponge or plastic scrubbie. Rub over surface, rinse and then wipe dry with the towel you used to dry off.
  

Crayon or texta marks on walls?

 
Crayon or texta marks on walls? 
  • Try applying baking soda/water paste on an old toothbrush and lightly brush the affected area
 

27.6.15

Removing Ash from Fireplace 27-06-15

Removing Ash from Fireplace

  • To avoid spreading the ash around when removing, first lightly spritz it with a bit of water. This will keep the ash from getting into the air and you can just scoop it out.
  

24.6.15

How to Stop Weeds from Growing


How to Stop Weeds from Growing

  • If you want to cut down on weed growth in your flower beds, cover the soil with bark, compost, leaves, mulch or plastic sheets. They will also help keep the soil moist.

22.6.15

Candle Wax Stuck in Votive Candles? 22-06-15


Candle Wax Stuck in Votive Candles?

  • To remove it, put the holder into the freezer for several hours or until it's really cold. Take out, turn upside down, and the candle should come out. You can use a plastic knife to coax it out.
 

20.6.15

Bed Freshener 20-06-15


Bed Freshener

  • If you have a guest room, before guests arrive or just to keep the bed fresh when unused, tuck several fabric softener sheets under the bottom sheet to keep it smelling nice.