To clean artificial flowers, pour some salt into a paper
bag and add the flowers. Shake vigorously as the salt
will absorb all the dust and dirt and leave your artificial
flowers looking like new! Works like a charm!
Use Empty toilet paper roll to store appliance cords.
It keeps them neat and you can write on the
roll what appliance it belongs to.
Opening brand new jars can be a feat in itself.
Well, I have found a way to make it the easiest thing
to do. Instead of banging a jar of jam, pickles, etc.,
with a knife until it loosens up, I simply reach into
the drawer and pull out the handy nutcracker! . It
adjusts to the size of the jar and I simply give it a
good twist and off pops the lid!
Use vertical strokes when washing windows outside
and horizontal for inside windows. This way you can
tell which side has the streaks. Straight vinegar will
get outside windows really clean. Don't wash
windows on a sunny day. They will dry too
quickly and will probably streak.
Spray a bit of perfume on the light bulb
(while it's off and cold) in any room to create
a lovely light scent in each room when the light
is turned on. Place fabric softener sheets in dresser
drawers and your clothes will smell freshly washed for
weeks to come. You can also do this with towels and linen.
Candles will last a lot longer if placed in the
freezer for at least 3 hours prior to burning.
To easily remove burnt on food from your skillet,
simply add a drop or two of dish soap and enough water
to cover bottom of pan, and bring to a boil on stovetop.
Spray your Tupperware with nonstick cooking spray
before pouring in tomato based sauces and there won't
be any stains.
When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking
pan, use a bit of the dry cake mix instead and there
won't be any white mess on the outside of the cake.
Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the
refrigerator and it will keep for weeks.
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