Daily Archives: February 18, 2009

Handy Hints for Wednesday ~ 15

Another week has flown by and we have five more household hints to share.

Watch out for coffee filters that look like large cupcake papers at the ‘£’ shop and use them to over bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave.

Recycle frying oil.  After frying, first cool and then strain the oil through a sieve lined with a coffee filter.

Place fabric softener sheets in chest of drawers and your clothes will smell freshly washed for weeks to come.  You can also do this with towels and linen.

Clear the sink drain by dropping three Alka Seltzer tablets down the drain followed by a cup of white Vinegar.  Wait a few minutes, and then run the hot water.

Ants, ants, ants everywhere. Well, they are said to never cross a chalk line.  So, get your chalk out and draw a line on the floor or wherever ants tend to march.  See for yourself.

I have not actually tried the last one and am not sure if it works for uncles! 😉  I am sure someone will tell me.