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Post by polgara on 2nd May 2011, 11:38 am

After washing the bread bin, rinse & wipe the inside with a vinegar moist cloth, helps to prevent mould.

When you go away for a few days, leave a cut lemon in the kitchen. Keeps everything smelling fresh.

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Post by Dandelion on 2nd May 2011, 2:49 pm

You can also leave a bunch of mint in a glass of water to do the same thing. (I hate coming back to a musty house!)

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Post by mr_sfstk8d on 5th May 2011, 4:09 pm

A dish of vinegar also absorbs odors. Leaves its own, slightly, but I don't mind it.
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Post by polgara on 5th May 2011, 9:58 pm

Remove the smell of fish or onion from your hands, dampyour hands & rub with salt, wash & rinse.

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Post by polgara on 9th May 2011, 8:37 pm

Crushed eggshells & water make a good scourer for vases.

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Post by Lakshmi on 10th May 2011, 7:15 pm

The inside of your mug is brown with tea stains? a pinch or two of bicabonate of soda put in the mug and a little vinegar poured over it will sort it out. leave until it has stopped bubbling madly and then scrub a little.
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Post by Compostwoman on 10th May 2011, 7:17 pm

Bicarb is also good for removing the smell and stains from vomit, urine or feaces. Strinkle on, leave to absorb then brush up. Can also be left on damp patches until dried, then vacc'd off.
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Post by polgara on 16th May 2011, 2:57 pm

Rinse crystal glass in a weak viegar solution to make it sparkle

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Post by polgara on 4th June 2011, 3:55 pm

Remove rust from cake tins by using a raw potato dipped in cleaning powder as a scourer.

Rub the bottom of barbecue pots & pans with soap before use, they soon clean off, good tip for going camping as well.

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Post by polgara on 20th June 2011, 5:42 pm

When a wastepipe bungs up, use a flexible curtainrod/wire & then flush with soda & boiling water.

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Post by Lakshmi on 21st June 2011, 10:23 pm

To prevent the wastepipe from bunging up, regularly throw coffee grounds in. I would say not more than once a week or once a fortnight, though. It soaks up the grease and helps getting everything flushed.
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Post by polgara on 30th June 2011, 3:47 pm

If knives get smelly, push them into the earth several times then wash them as usual.

Parsley makes a fly deterrant.

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Post by polgara on 4th September 2011, 10:17 am

Keep cling film in the fridge, it is easier to use then.

Keep marg wrappers in the fridge & use for greasing dishes etc.

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 4th September 2011, 10:31 am

polgara wrote:Keep cling film in the fridge, it is easier to use then.

Really? I never knew that. Will give it a try.

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Post by polgara on 4th September 2011, 10:46 am

Tis what it says in me book , let us know if it works.

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Post by polgara on 1st December 2011, 11:13 am

A quick & easy way to dust ornaments & trinkets, use a large artists paint brush, slightly damp. Gets into all the nooks & crannys

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Post by Chilli-head on 1st December 2011, 11:17 am

A soft 1-2" paintbrush is also invaluable for cleaning dust off of Lego, for those of us who have to live with a major Lego urban development as an almost permanent feature in the living room ...
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Post by freebird on 1st December 2011, 12:05 pm

If you like to have broad leaved houseplants, large make-up brushes (like those for blusher) are great for dusting off the leaves.
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Post by flute on 1st December 2011, 10:24 pm

Err, they ain't quite so good for sticking into piccolos... Embarassed Very Happy

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Post by polgara on 16th May 2012, 11:53 am

To keep an unused teapot fresh, leave a fresh dry teabag or a sugar lump inside.

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Post by Chilli-head on 6th October 2012, 3:14 pm

To clean off all the sticky mess from your barbecue after you've used it for smoking chillies ... Embarassed

Mix the ash into a paste with water, spread it around with a non-stick pan scourer, leave for a while then it scrubs off fairly easily Very Happy

Wood ash and a damp cloth is also one of the best ways of cleaning off the woodburner glass.
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