Daily Archives: December 10, 2008

Handy Hints for Wednesday ~ 5

When you have to leave your car outside overnight in the winter, mix 3 parts vinegar to 1 part water and put it in a trigger spray bottle, use this solution to spray on the windows. This vinegar and water combination will keep windows ice and frost-free.

Keep a kilo bag of table salt in the cupboard for use in frosty weather. Sprinkle it ahead of you as you walk to the bin or garage door. An airtight food box of salt in the glove compartment of the car, for sprinkling on frosty ground before you step out might help to fervent you from slipping and falling.

Pinecones are a simple form of kindling to start a real fire. They heat up quickly and burn for a long time.

Candles are very popular in decorations at this time of year. To make them last longer, cover with a plastic bag and place in the freezer for 24 hours before lighting. Do not leave lighted candles unattended and trim the wick at regular intervals to prevent smoking.

You can use dental floss to hang up your Christmas decorations and ornaments on the Christmas tree.