To remove a scratch from a table, crack open a walnut and rub it along the scratch . Walnuts contain a natural resin which will conceil the scratch.
To get rid of ink stains from furniture soak a piece of cotton wool in water and cover the stain with it. That will then draw the mark out and into the cotton wool.
When defrosting a freezer, keep frozen food cold by wrappong it in several layers of newspaper.
Clean your microwave by placing half a lemon in water and setting it to boil.
To unblock a blocked sink tip a handful of bicarnonate of soda followed by a cup of vinegar straight down the plug. After a couple of hours, pour down a kettle of boiling water.
Spray nice smelling furniture polish behind the radiator to leave the room smelling clean and polished.
To clean your computer keys use a cotton bud and the same to clean the ball of a computer mouse.
Add a shot of vodka or lemonade to the water in your vases as this will keep your flowers fresh for longer.
To clean any spills in the oven, sprinkle with automatic dishwasher powder, cover with a wet paper towel, let stand for a few hours, then clean with a damp sponge.
Or make your own oven cleaner from 1 tablesp of bicarbonate of soda mixed with a good cup of hot water. Wipe over the whole oven, including the glass door and shelves and the stains will gradually disappear.
Soak oven shelves, trays etc overnight in a solution of biological washing powder or dis washing powder and hot water and next day just rinse
Put one cup of ammonia in a glass bowl, and place it inside the oven and close the door. Let the bowl stay in the oven over night. The next day, use a green scrubby and wipe away those stubborn stains.
Lemon is a great grease cutter. To make lemon oven cleaner, mix equal parts of lemon juice and salt. Apply the lemon oven cleaner to oven stains and let it sit for 15 minutes. Use a green scrubby and rinse and wipe the oven clean.
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Insect control solutions
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