Daily Archives: February 4, 2009

Handy Hints for Wednesday ~ 13

During the week I had another Twitter request for help, so I thought I would start today by sharing it with you

How to clean a washing machine and rid it of a fusty smell.   The best way to clean out soap scum and disenfect a washing machine is to pour in 2 cups (450mls) of white distilled vinegar and run the machine through a full cycle without any clothes or detergent.

Who has not washed a jumper and discovered it has shrunk?  All is not lost.  Shrunken woolen jumpers can usually be stretched back to their original size or shape after washing them in a solution of 1 part white vinegr to 2 parts water for 25 minutes.  Let the garment air dry after you’ve finished stretching it.

Toothpaste (non gel) works wonders as an ointment for skin relief.  It works on bee stings, bug bites, minor rashes, burns and cold sores.  Just dab a little on the painful/annoying area for quick relief.

When you reposition furniture, table or chair legs leave indents in carpet.  Set an ice cube in the indent and leave it to melt.  Next day vacuum the area and the indend will have disappeared.

When serving messy finger food like ribs or fried chicken, provide finger bowls.  Float lemon slices in small glass dishes so that guests can rinse their fingers.