Monday, 3 August 2009

Little tips

Tips i liked from Essentials magazine
-Remove stains with strawberries: to brighten teeth and remove stains, simply cut a strawberry in half and rub the surface along your teeth.
-Have a smoother shave: Use hair conditioner.
-Use icecube trays to store jewellery in your dressing table. The little compartments are great for keeping rings and earrings tidy.
-An over the door hanger makes a great display for beads and necklaces.
-Hang hooks on walls and hang bags and hats on them so you can see at a glance what you have and it looks quite arty too.
-Stop hiccups: Swallow one teaspoon of vinegar.
-Eradicate ink stains on clothes: Spray with hairspray and then wash.

-Make flowers last longer: Put 2 teaspoons of mouthwash in the water if you haven't got any flower food.
-Squeeze the most out of your shampoo: Decant your shampoo into a pump action dispenser, it'll last twice as long.
-Put sheets of newspaper on top of kitchen cupboards and replace occasionally - you'll never get a build up of greasy debris.
-Remove tough stains from crockery by rubbing with lemon rinds.
-Put a timer on your chores: Use a kitchen timer to set time lilits for household tasks so that your left with plenty of 'me' time.
-Vaseline the rim of nailvarnish bottles before you put the lid back on so it won't be so difficult to open next time.
-Spray the end of thread with hairspray to make it stiff and easier to thread a needle.
-Put a fragrant tumble dryer sheet in your vacumn bag so that when vacuming it leaves a nice smell.
-Doily your design: A simple way to decorate a cake is to place a doily on top and sprinkle icing sugar over, a fancy pattern will be left.
-Keep a ceramic tile and a non permanent pen near the phone and use it to write down messages - you can clean it afterwards.
-Build up of gunk on your iron? Just scrub with aluminium foil.


Sal said...

I wish I had put newspaper on the top of my kitchen cupboards..I dread to think what its like up there now..;-)

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Wow what great tips. Like the one with the strawberries. You would think they would stain your teeth more!


bex said...

great tips! thankyou for my seaside swap! it was lovely!! have you got yours yet??

marble rose said...

Brilliant - love the doily cake one! Doing that!


Thecraftytrundler said...

Those tips are great! You would never think of a lot of them.

Sharon xx

Shabby Chick said...

Great tips, thanks Lissylou :) I like the nail varnish and thread tips, must try those!

Mel xxx

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

oh great ideas thank you - love the strawberry one must try it!
thanks for your comment - i got my teatowels from a local shop that stocks this company's stuff - its fab so be warned you will be tempted to spend lots of money (im going back for the campervan teatowel!)
Lesley x

smilernpb said...

Oh wow, some totally great tips here, thank you so much for sharing these!! I am sure a lot of them will come in very handy.

Best wishes xx

bekimarie said...

Great tips! Love the over door hanger one, will be doing this later in Jess' room but I think i'll give the hiccup one a miss lol!
Beki xxx

Mary Poppins said...

Ohoo thanks for those fabulous tips, I love the strawberry one :)



lou said...

Fab tips! I will try some of them out!

Have a lovely week…love Lou xxx

Rob McPhillips said...

Hi, lovely stuff. What book has your son read that I coloured in, out of interest.

thanks for the support