Daily Archives: November 26, 2008

Handy Hints for Wednesday ~ 3

To keep a guest bed smelling fresh lay some tumble dryer sheets between mattress and duvet. It works well in rolled stored bedding or sleeping bags, or clothes packed away at the end of a season e.g. jumpers.

Used coffee grains should be added to the compost or spread on areas of the garden where you are troubled with snails or slugs. Starbucks coffee houses have a bin with the old used coffee grains for their customers to take (bring a plastic food box with a secure lid so they don’t drip on clothing or in your car) it is usually beside the milk/sugar/napkin bench.

When cooking in a Microwave oven raise the dish on an upturned glass plate or ramekin dish, it helps the food to cook better.

To remove the smell of onion or garlic from your hands after chopping the vegetables- wash your hands with soap and rub your fingers and palms on the sides of a stainless steel sink, don’t forget the sides of your fingers. It REALLY works! Thanks Deborah. 😀

OK Guys! You are all excited with the idea of a date with the woman of your dreams… Disaster; you cut yourself shaving and get blood on the new shirt!

To remove blood from a shirt, break off a very, very long piece of white sewing cotton and chew it like gum, until it is a soft mass – 3 to 4 minutes. Remove the saliva soaked thread from your mouth and use it to rub gently on the blood it will vanish. NB you need matching saliva to the blood, so my saliva will not work on your blood.

I managed to prick my finger at least five times while making Elly’s wedding outfit and got blood on the bodice. The old thread trick worked every time!