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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

You 're gonna love this!!! Some Clever Useful Household Tips: Do It Yourself (DIY)

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Use a large muffin tin to cook stuffed peppers in the oven - it will help keep them upright.
 
To prevent potatoes budding, add an apple in the bag.

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Wrap rubber bands around the ends of a coat hanger to prevent dresses from slipping off.
 

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Yet another use for drinks can ringpulls! Use to create a hanging loop for picture frames by screwing into the back

 
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A genius tip to help prevent paint spillage!
 
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Create a thrifty watering can by puncturing holes in the top of a used milk bottle.
 
Remove pet hair from furniture and carpets with a squeegee
 
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Use a cut potato to easily remove a broken lightbulb

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Use chalk to remove grease stains from clothes. Simply rub white chalk on the affected area and wash as normal - the chalk will absorb the grease and be washed away in the cycle.
 
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They look pretty too - a great tip for parties!

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Store bed sheets inside their pillowcases for easy storage and access



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Drop a couple of denture cleaning tablets into the toilet bowl at night to clean off stubborn stains.




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Use cupcake cases to cover drinks glasses in the summer and prevent flies from dropping in
 
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Use rubber bands to help open a jar easily: place one around the jar lid and another around the middle of the glass. The rubber provides friction to prevent your hands from slipping.

 

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To stop the annoying sound of a dripping tap, tie a piece of string around the faucet which is long enough to reach down to the sink.
 
Use non-stick cooking spray in votive holders to prevent wax from sticking to the sides.

WD40 can be used to remove crayon marks from any surface!

When hanging a picture frame, put a dab of toothpaste on the frame where you need the nails to be. Then simply press against the wall to leave marks (which can later be wiped) as guides for hammering in.

To tell if eggs are fresh, immerse them in a bowl of water. Fresh eggs will lie on the bottom, while stale eggs will float to the surface.

Sprinkle salt in the spaces between patio slabs and at the bottom of walls to get rid of pesky weeds(but be careful NOT to get salt near plants you want to keep as salt will kill them!)

To clean a wooden chopping board, sprinkle on a handful of Kosher salt and rub with half a lemon. Rinse with clean water and dry to ensure it is clean and germ-free

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Use binder clips to keep stacked bottles in place in the fridge
 
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Another way to clean a chopping board is to coverliberally with Kosher salt and leave overnight. Scrape off with a cloth in the morning to find the salt has absorbed all moisture to leave your board clean and dry
 
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Use egg boxes to store delicate Christmas tree decorations
 
 
Put a dry towel in with a wet load to reduce the drying time (this really works, I've been doing it for years!)

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This has to be the simplest way to open those annoying blister packs
 
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Place a wooden spoon over a pan to stop the water from boiling over
 
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Add half a teaspoon of baking soda to the water when hard-boiling eggs to make the shells incredibly easy to peel off.

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Use bread tags to label power cords.
 
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Cover paint trays with aluminium foil to make cleaning up afterwards a breeze.

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Use a Post-It note when drilling to catch the dust
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 






 


 
 
 

 



 
 

 

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