Thursday, August 7, 2008

Household tips

Household Tips

Ants Problem:
Keep the skin of cucumbers near the place or ant hole.

To get pure and clean ice:
Boil water first before freezing.

To make the mirror shine:
Clean with spirit

To remove chewing gum from clothes:
Keep the cloth in the freezer for an hour.

To whiten white clothes:
Soak white clothes in hot water with a slice of lemon for 10 minutes 10.

To give a shine to hair:
Add one teaspoon of vinegar to hair, then wash hair.

To get maximum juice out of lemons:
Soak lemons in hot water for one hour, and then juice them.

To avoid smell of cabbage while cooking:
Keep a piece of bread on the cabbage in the vessel while cooking.

To rid the smell of fish from your hands:
Wash your hands with a little apple vinegar.

To avoid tears while cutting onions:
Chew gum.

To boil potatoes quickly:
Skin one potato from one side only before boiling.

To boil eggs quickly:
Add salt to the water and boil.

To check freshness of fish:
Put it in a bowl of cold water. If the fish floats, it's fresh.

To check freshness of eggs:
Put the egg in water. If it becomes horizontal, it's fresh. If it becomes slanting, its 3-4 days old. If it becomes vertical, its 10 days old. If it floats, it's stale.

To remove ink from clothes:
Put toothpaste on the ink spots generously and let it dry completely, then wash.

To skin sweet potatoes quickly:
Soak in cold water immediately after boiling.

To get rid of mice or rats:
Sprinkle black pepper in places where you find mice or rats. They will run away.


karenyiau said...

Thanks for sharing this great tips. :)

Agnes Chan said...

I used to have serious ants problem in my kitchen and we bought this chalk-like kind of thing to draw the line of our windows frame to prevent them from entering...

Hmm, maybe should try with cucumber skin? have you tried it out urself? is it working?

Bengbeng said...

this tips r very useful n practical

huisia said...

wow...very good tips indeed...have to jot them down to my notebook. :)


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renet13 said...

Hi agnes, seriously I've not tried the ants tips myself.For me the most effective is using the China made "peanut like" powder and put in corners of the house. Even cicak come and eat and turn black in colour(like kena poison), ha ha!

All these tips i got from a fren's email. Just sharing with bloggers.

Charmaine Sim said...

oh..thanks so much the tips esp the ants!! Must definately try that out..hate ants. Thanks : )

renet13 said...

u r most welcome Blessed mum- Charmaine.
Anyway, got this tips frm a fren. hvnt tried it yet.

Health Freak Mommy said...

Good tips there! But hey, soaking lemon in hot water, the vitamins will loose its value, no?

renet13 said...

Hi healthfreakmommy,
I guess soaking the lemons with the thick skin unpeel yet shouldnt destroy the vitC.