1. Handy Kitchen Tips that You cannot Miss : Solutions for all your Problems
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Would you like to join the IL team? See open jobs!
    Dismiss Notice
  3. What can you teach someone online? Tell us here!
    Dismiss Notice
  4. If someone taught you via skype, what would you want to learn? Tell us here!
    Dismiss Notice

Tips'n'Tricks 4 Household

Discussion in 'Spotless Kitchen' started by tejudatla, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. tejudatla

    tejudatla Bronze IL'ite

    Messages:
    339
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    33
    Gender:
    Female
    <TABLE height=1 width=550 border=0><TD align=left width=325 height=1>[SIZE=+2]Household Tips[/SIZE]<TABLE height=1 cellSpacing=4 cellPadding=2 width=550 border=0><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>1. <SMALL>Create a system for filing important papers; have individual file folders labeled for separate categories & place them in one central location.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>2. <SMALL>Drain running slow - Grease - Pour 1 cup of salt, 1 cup baking soda, than a pot of boiling water. Or add 1/2 cup baking soda with 1 cup vinegar. Mixture will foam, then run hot water.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>3. <SMALL>Use a toothbrush to clean a grater.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>4. <SMALL>Citric fruit rinds will remove grease spots from oven tops.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>5. <SMALL>Rub Alum powder on jari work of a saree to regain its shine back.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>6. <SMALL>Rusty curtain Rings - Dip it in hot vinegar for two hours.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>7. <SMALL>Clean combs by dipping them for a while in a solution of washing soda and warm water.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>8. <SMALL>If gum dries up, add a little vinegar and stir.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>9. <SMALL>Wipe the blades of greasy knives with a peeled lemon .</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>10. <SMALL>Keep the refrigerator free of odors by placing a tsp. of soda bicarb in a corner of the fridge.</SMALL>
    <SMALL><TABLE height=1 cellSpacing=4 cellPadding=2 width=550 border=0><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>11. <SMALL>If glasses are stuck together, keep them in the fridge and they will separate easily the next day.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>12. <SMALL>Keep a few pens and a pad handy at all times hanging next to your telephone. </SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>13. <SMALL>Always spray your grill with non-stick cooking spray before grilling to avoid sticking!</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>14. <SMALL>Heat the frying pan before adding oil or butter. It's will serve the purpose of non stick & will prevent food from sticking.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>15. <SMALL>Have a calendar in a central location to write all important dates, appointments, meetings & special Occasions.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>16. <SMALL>Use peanut butter to remove chewing gum from carpets. Smear peanut butter on gum to loosen.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>17. <SMALL>Clear nail polish - A good emergency glue for small items like stamps, recipe clippings, etc.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>18. <SMALL>A knot in a jewelry chain - Lay the chain on a flat surface and, with the help of a straight pin in each hand, gently work on the knot . If the knot is really tight, apply a single drop of baby oil or cooking oil to that area and repeat the procedure.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>19. <SMALL>Storing your winter clothes - Buy colored plastic garbage cans with tight fitting lids.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>20. <SMALL>Want to give stemmed flowers more length for an arrangement, just slide them into soda straws before putting them into an vase.</SMALL><TABLE height=1 cellSpacing=4 cellPadding=2 width=550 border=0><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>21. <SMALL>Carpet indentations - Place an ice cube in each indentation. Let it melt, then wait for 12 hours before it blots up the moisture; after that gently pull up the carpet fibers using a kitchen fork.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>22. <SMALL>Remove Wax from candleholder - Apply a tiny amount of petroleum jelly to ensure easy removal.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>23. <SMALL>Rusted strainers - Warm the stain on high heat, then dust thoroughly; rust will disappear.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>24. <SMALL>Cleaning of garbage disposal - Put in it a tray of ice cubes with some dishwashing liquid.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>25. <SMALL>Never cover anything that is cooked with milk as it will boil & split over & you have to spend hours cleaning the mess.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>26. <SMALL>A party at home need a little extra counter space, just place a large cutting board over top of the sink. Instant extra counter space.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>27. <SMALL>Keep the cut outs of your recipes clean and easy to use by storing them in small photo albums. They're especially great for recipes taken from thin paper like; from magazines or newspapers.You can even keep your cookbook open at the right page when you're using a recipe, just slip a bookmark at that page.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>28. <SMALL>Electric Mixers - Always make certain your mixer is unplugged when inserting or taking out the beaters so as to avoid fatal accidents.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>29. <SMALL>Keep a spray bottle full of bleach and water for kitchen counters, cutting boards and bathrooms.Be sure to protect your clothing. </SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>30. <SMALL>Keep your carpet smelling fresh and clean with baking soda. just sprinkle the soda liberally over the entire carpet and let it sit for an hour. Then vacuum it up.</SMALL>
    <SMALL></SMALL>


    </SMALL>
     
    Loading...

  2. tejudatla

    tejudatla Bronze IL'ite

    Messages:
    339
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    33
    Gender:
    Female
    More Tips'n'Tricks 4 Household

    <TABLE height=1 width=550 border=0><TD align=left width=325 height=1>[SIZE=+2]Household Tips[/SIZE]<TABLE height=1 cellSpacing=4 cellPadding=2 width=550 border=0><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>31. <SMALL>Placing mirrors in a room will give you extra light.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>32. <SMALL>Save the water after boiling eggs and cool it, then use it as a tonic for your houseplants.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>33. <SMALL>Rub a little Vaseline around the neck of your nail polish as soon as you purchase it. This will prevent the top from sticking, making it easier to open.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>34. <SMALL>A handful of washing soda in the washing machine will keep your garments very soft without using expensive softeners.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>35. <SMALL>To clean small childrenÂ’s toys such as Lego bricks, place them in a pillowcase, secure the top with safety pins and put through a cold wash in your washing machine.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>36. <SMALL>A quick and easy way to stick a tile back on the wall is to mix 1tb.sp flour and 1tb.sp salt to a thick paste with cold water, then secure it back to the wall. It sets hard and saves buying a whole packet of tile fixative.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>37. <SMALL>To avoid cockroaches in the kitchen, make a dough of 1 tbsp. besan, 1tbsp. powdered sugar; 2 tbsp. boric powder and make small balls. Keep these balls in drawers and shelves of the kitchen.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>38. <SMALL>If there are greenish stains on the fittings just cut a lemon and smear the juice. Leave for few minutes as the citric acid goes into action. Then, wash off.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>39. <SMALL>To clean small-neck bottles or vases, place a little rice and warm soapy water inside and shake well. Rinse out and let drip dry.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>40. <SMALL>You can catch Cobweb by putting an old stocking over a broom. Use it to reach those pesky spiderwebs. Webs cling to the stocking and won't let go.</SMALL>
    <TABLE height=1 cellSpacing=4 cellPadding=2 width=550 border=0><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>41. <SMALL>For a good smelling house squeeze a few drops of fresh lemon juice into the dustbag of your vacuum cleaner before you start it up.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>42. <SMALL>Do you hate to paint inside your home because of the smell ? Just add a few drops of vanilla extract (essence) to the paint when stirring or mixing. This will remove the unpleasant smell but won't affect your color.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>43. <SMALL>To renew old sponges soak them in cold salt water.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>44. <SMALL>To clean your blender in a jiffy, partly fill the container with the solution of warm water and liquid soap, secure the lid and run the motor for a few seconds. Drain the container, rinse it thoroughly, and set aside to dry thoroughly.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>45. <SMALL>Spray inside of ice cube trays with non-stick cooking spray. It will make ice cubes practically fall out instead of sticking.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>46. <SMALL>Borax removes stains on toilet bowls.Lemons remove greasy fingerprints on windows.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>47. <SMALL>Run a cup of white vinegar through the entire cycle of an empty dishwasher. This will remove all soap film and leave it sparkling clean.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>48. <SMALL>If you keep your candles in the freezer they will last longer and drip less.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>49. <SMALL>Wax your dustpans--dirt will slide right off.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>50. <SMALL>To remove the odor of the flask or thermos, rinse it with curd and a pinch of salt.</SMALL><TABLE height=1 cellSpacing=4 cellPadding=2 width=550 border=0><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>51. <SMALL>If silver Jewelry gets black apply tooth paste and rub it very well.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>52. <SMALL>To prevent sticking of ice trays in the freezer, place a sheet of foil or wax paper under them.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>53. <SMALL>If you want drip-free, long-burning candles, put them in the freezer overnight before burning them. </SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>54. <SMALL>If by mistake you have added to much tomatoes to a Curry and it turned out a bit oily and sour, don't worry add 4-5 cubes of grinded breadcrumbs along with 1/2 tsp.of sugar to the curry and mix well...... Try this it Will definitely help.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>55. <SMALL>Prevent ice-trays from sticking to the freezer by sprinkling a little salt on the surface of the freezer before you place the ice-trays.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>56. <SMALL>If you wax your ash-trays, ashes won't cling, odors won't linger and they can be wiped cleaned easily with a paper towel or disposable tissue.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>57. <SMALL>Pour leftover coffee in the soil of your plants. It acts as a good fertilizer.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>58. <SMALL>Homemade Liquid Cleaner: In a bottle or in a plastic container with a tight lid, mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda with 1 pint of warm water. Use this solution to mop vinyl floors, or wash windows.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>59. <SMALL>Overnight soaking in liquid household bleach will rid a kitchen sponge of odors and remove any food stains at the same time.</SMALL>
     
  3. deepideepi

    deepideepi Silver IL'ite

    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    235
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Gender:
    Female

Share This Page