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USEFUL TIPS THREAD

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SPARKLER1 Tue 17-May-05 13:58:18

Have decided to start a useful tips thread as someone gave me a useful one yesterday. Perhaps you have some to share.

Leather sofas - most marks come off with a damp cloth or a wet wipe. Apparently, (so I have been told but not tried it myself yet), if you have biro on your leather sofa use a squirt of hairspray and wipe off. Should remove it.

SPARKLER1 Tue 17-May-05 14:03:08

Another thing that I do is put a few grains of rice into my salt cellar. Stops the salt from sticking when in a moist area.

Sponge Tue 17-May-05 14:06:47

If you've been out drinking take a dioralyte before going to bed. Helps hydrate you and fends off a hangover.

spykid Tue 17-May-05 14:07:40

If chewing gum gets stuck in hair use egg white to ease it out.
Used this on ds2 last week and it worked a treat

SPARKLER1 Tue 17-May-05 14:09:18

Store bananas in the fridge. Stops them going brown inside. The skin will still change colour but will keep the fruit itself yellow.

Distel Tue 17-May-05 14:10:57

A ripe Banana will ripen an Avacado really quickly if you put them in a bag together.

SPARKLER1 Tue 17-May-05 17:17:28

Just found this one. What?????!!!!!

---- Don't throw out all that leftover wine. Freeze into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces.----

LEFTOVER WINE? Never have that problem in my house. LOL

flum Tue 17-May-05 17:18:54

Oooh this is just like Womans Own!

When cleaning windows always do it with just water and vinegar. Then rub with dry newspaper. They will sparkle and shine and all your neighbours will be jealous.

SPARKLER1 Tue 17-May-05 17:22:03

It is isnt it. I was thinking more Take a Break!

Twiglett Tue 17-May-05 17:22:22

yeah right I can just imagine my neighbours gathering round in a fit of jealousy over my sparkly windows

<guffaw>

SPARKLER1 Tue 17-May-05 17:24:04

Flum - you'd need to have a tip to follow on from that one. How to remove newspaper print from your hands/marigold's!!

SPARKLER1 Tue 17-May-05 17:29:57

If the cork cracks when you open a bottle of wine - drink the whole bottle - it will only go off by tomorrow

SPARKLER1 Tue 17-May-05 20:25:03

any ideas from you wonderful evening netters??

morningpaper Tue 17-May-05 20:26:27

Not a tip but a request!

I've read the windows one (vinegar) - I have tried using vinegar to clean and it always make the house STINK of vinegar. Is there a way around this?!

Aimsmum Tue 17-May-05 20:28:25

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ruthiemum Tue 17-May-05 20:29:46

Sorry had to add this "don't eat yellow snow"

SPARKLER1 Tue 17-May-05 20:31:46

bugger - bought a bottle of wine with a screw cap what excuse can I use now???

SaintGeorge Tue 17-May-05 20:34:28

Screw caps are flimsy - accidently squeeze it too hard and it won't fit back on the bottle

Pruni Tue 17-May-05 20:37:25

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fuzzywuzzy Tue 17-May-05 20:41:40

When storing potatoes put an apple in amongst them, it stops potatoes sprouting

Louise1980 Tue 17-May-05 20:50:48

To get gloss paint off your hands use Head n Shoulders. Really it works as well as paint stripper!

SPARKLER1 Tue 17-May-05 21:17:40

fuzzywuzzy shall definitely try that one. Louise - @ head and shoulders.

Louise1980 Tue 17-May-05 21:19:31

Thats ho it gets rid of dandfuff i expect!

SPARKLER1 Tue 17-May-05 21:21:32

SaintGeorge - ahem, oh dear, I see what you mean about those flimsy screw caps!!

SaintGeorge Wed 18-May-05 11:32:28

I knew my advice would be helpful someday

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