Handy Household Hints
For Refreshing Sleep
Before folding freshly laundered bed linens and placing in your linen closet, sprinkle them with a few drops of lavender oil. This scent will promote relaxation and a deep, restful sleep.
Brushing Sensitive Teeth
To prevent tooth pain while brushing, wet toothbrush under running hot water and then brush teeth gently with your normal brand of toothpaste.
Herbal Air Freshener
When you change your vacuum bag, place fresh sprigs of rosemary or a little dried potpourri in the bag before vacuuming.
Before use, run grater or food processor blades under cold water to prevent the shredded cheese from sticking.
To force buds of flowers to open, place the stems in moderately hot water.
If your beaded necklace breaks, restring it with dental floss, which is very strong.
To repair a small hole in your curtains, pinch it together and apply clear nail polish on both sides.
Place candles in the freezer for 24 hours before using; they will burn longer and drip less.
Instead of throwing them away, place empty perfume bottles in cabinets with folded clothes and linens to give them a nice fragrance.
Getting Children to Eat Veggies
When cooking vegetables, add a few drops of food coloring to the water to create blue peas, purple carrots, red potatoes.
Removing Chewing Gum
To easily remove chewing gum from carpets, linens and your child’s clothes or hair, rub a little bit of gasoline on it.
To transfer oil or other liquids from a gallon container to a small one, cut off the bottom of a plastic water bottle and invert it to create a funnel.
Rub your hands with a tablespoon of salt for one minute, then add a tablespoon of sugar and rub both for one additional minute to soften hands.
Preserving Stored Items
To avoid items stored in an attic or basement from becoming musty, place a handful of sugar cubes in them, as they will absorb humidity.
Recycle Old Socks
Place adult-sized socks over the pants of crawling infants to protect from dirt that might be picked up from heavily trafficked areas.
Find Missing Jewelry
Cover the vacuum tube attachment with a thin sock and, holding the sock, vacuum the floor and under furniture to pick up the piece of jewelry.
After bandaid use, remove its dark, sticky residue by rubbing a little olive oil to the area, which loosens it.
Dreaded Catsup Stains
Remove catsup stains on clothing and fabric by pre-soaking soiled area in cold water and a detergent paste. Launder the item in cold water.
Strengthen Loose Buttons
Apply clear nail polish to back of button before sewing to garment with thread.
When the cake batter is blended and you're ready to transfer it to baking pan, dip the spoon in milk to prevent the batter from clinging to it.
To give a fresh fragrance to ironed clothes, add two drops of lemon juice to the water in the steam iron. Empty after each use.
For summertime outings, reusable plastic containers are perfect for making blocks of ice to add to large picnic beverage containers.
Source: Grandma's Sectrets(The Muslim Magazine)
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