Here are some daily household and cooking remedies that can help solve your
Flies or bees bothering you? Spray them with hairspray and they
will take a quick dive.
Sealed envelope. Put in the freezer for a few hours, then slide a
knife under the flap. The envelope can then be resealed.
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.
Crayon marks on walls? Rub it with damp rag dipped
in baking soda.
Permanent marker on appliances/counter tops? Rubbing alcohol on paper
towel will work!
Opening brand new jars? Instead of banging a jar of
jam, pickles, etc., with a knife until it loosens up, simply reach into the drawer and pull out
that handy nutcracker. It adjusts to the size of the jar then simply give it a good twist and off pops the
Blood stains on clothes? Not to worry! Just pour a little peroxide
on a cloth and proceed to wipe off every drop of blood. Works every time!
Washing windows? 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 sunny day. They will dry too quickly and will probably streak.
Scented rooms? Spray a bit of perfume on the light bulb 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 some. 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 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!
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.
Celeries? Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and
it will keep for weeks.
When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring
out the corn's natural sweetness.
Cure for headaches? Take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your
forehead. The throbbing will go away.
Don't throw out all that leftover wine! Freeze into ice cubes for
future use in casseroles and sauces.
To get rid of itch from mosquito bites, try applying soap on the
area and you will experience instant relief.
Ants, ants, ants everywhere! Well, they are said too never
cross a chalk line. So get your chalk out and draw a line on the floor or wherever ants tend to
march and see for yourself.
Use air-freshener to clean mirrors. It does a good job and better
still, leaves a lovely smell to the shine.
When you get a splinter, reach for the scotch tape before
resorting to tweezers or a needle. Simply put the scotch tape over the splinter,
and then pull it off. Scotch tape removes most splinters painlessly