“Take a pair of sparkling eyes,
Hidden, ever and anon,
In a merciful eclipse–
Do not heed their mild surprise–
Having passed the Rubicon,
Take a pair of rosy lips…..”
Never mind the sparkling eyes, just take a bar of soap instead:
Use a bar of soap as a pin cushion. While sewing the soap on the needle or pins helps them to pass through the fabric easily.
If a light bulb breaks in the socket there is an easy remedy. Switch off the power and then stick a bar of soap into jagged edges, use soap as a handle and twist to remove the broken bulb.
During the recent very hot weather the tarmac on the roads and pavements was melting. To remove road tar from cars use sodium bicarbonate on a damp cloth or a little drop of petrol on a soft dry cloth to remove it.
Two DIY tips for the handy person:
To keep nails from splitting wood. Blunt sharp end of nail before you use it by tapping the point with a hammer.
When drilling tiles; to prevent the drill from slipping and scratching the surface of the tiles, put a strip of plaster on the tile where you wish to drill and work as normal.