House Hints

zugar
Keep brown sugar soft by storing with a couple of marshmallows

wd
WD40 can be used to remove crayon marks from any surface.

walnut
A very simple solution to get rid of furniture scratches!

vinegar
To prevent your eyes watering while chopping onions, wipe the chopping board with white vinegar (which won’t affect the taste of the onions)

toot
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.

tags
Use bread tags to label power cords.

squeezer
Remove pet hair from furniture and carpets with a squeegee.

spoon
Place a wooden spoon over a pan to stop the water from boiling over

soil
Prevent soil from escaping through the holes in the base of flowerpots by lining with large coffee filters

scissors
To sharpen scissors, simply cut through sandpaper.

sal
Another way to clean a chopping board is to cover liberally 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.

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

pintura
A genius tip to help prevent paint spillage!

pimientos
Use a large muffin tin to cook stuffed peppers in the oven – it will help keep them upright.

pillow
Store bed sheets inside their pillowcases for easy storage and access

papas
To prevent potatoes budding, add an apple in the bag.

papa
Use a cut potato to easily remove a broken lightbulb

opener
This has to be the simplest way to open those annoying blister packs!

onions
Hang onions in cut-up tights or old stockings to make them last for months!

not
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!)

lemon
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.

jar
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.

ice
Use ice-cubes to lift out indentations made by furniture on your carpets.

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

eggs
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.

eg
Add half a teaspoon of baking soda to the water when hard-boiling eggs to make the shells incredibly easy to peel off.

dry
Put a dry towel in with a wet load to reduce the drying time (this really works, I’ve been doing it for years!)

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

cupcakes
Use cupcake cases to cover drinks glasses in the summer and prevent flies from dropping in

create
Create a thrifty watering can by puncturing holes in the top of a used milk bottle.

chalk
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.

binder
Use binder clips to keep stacked bottles in place in the fridge

95
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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