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Weekly tip – Zap microwave smells!

If your microwave still smells like the fish you cooked last week, get out a lemon and cut it in quarters. Place the lemon and a cup of water in a microwave-safe dish. Cook on ‘high’ for three minutes.

Weekly tip – Defrost with your oven?

Need to defrost but have a freezer full of food? If you have a self-cleaning oven, you’re in luck! Stash everything inside, close the door, and get to work on the freezer. The oven is so well insulated that nothing should thaw for at least a couple of hours.

Weekly tip – Bathroom shine!

Keep a supply of fabric softener sheets in your bathroom for quick clean-ups of your tub, faucets and fixtures – they will look like new and quickly too!

Weekly tip – Home-made face paint

Need safe, easy-to-make face paint for your Halloween costume? Mix one teaspoon cornstarch, a half teaspoon water, a half teaspoon cold cream and two drops food colouring.

Weekly tip – Water your plants, while you’re away!

Poke a small hole in the side of a plastic bottle, near the bottom, and fill it with water. Place it on the soil beside your plant. The slow drip will provide steady moisture while you are away. Use a 12-ounce bottle for small plants; for large houseplants or outdoor plants use a 2-litre bottle.

Weekly tip – Shower head blockage?

Mineral deposits build up in your shower head and block the flow of water. – Fill a plastic sandwich bag with vinegar. Pull the bag up so that the shower head is completely immersed in the vinegar. Use a rubber band to attach the bag. Leave it to soak for several hours or overnight. Remove […]

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