Bygone News - Bright Tips Bright tips en Bright Tips August 1917 <p><u><strong>Burnt Saucepans</strong></u> - Pans and saucepans that have been burnt should never<br />be filled with soda and water, as this, although it removes the burnt portions,<br />also makes the saucepan liable to burn again. Instead of soda and water, fill<br />it with salt and water, and leave it till next day, when it should be placed on<br />the fire till the water slowly boils. The burnt particles will come off without<br />any difficulties and there will be no after effects.</p> Bright Tips Domestic / Household 1914-1918 Mon, 27 Jan 2014 15:25:49 +0000 lynne.davidson 1170 at Bright Tips 1963 <p><strong><u>Remove Marks</u></strong> – If coat collars or felt hats become marked with grease, rub them with eucalyptus oil. M Murray, Lockerbie.</p> <p><strong><u>Soft Rubber</u></strong> – When filling a hot water bottle for the first time, add a teaspoonful of glycerine to the water. The rubber will then remain soft. Mrs Milne, Aberdour.</p> <p><strong><u>Dripping Tap</u></strong> – A piece of string tied around a dripping tap will allow the water to run down it quietly into the sink. Mrs Coyle, Mauchline.<span class="read-more"><a href="/hints-and-tips/bright-tips-1963"><strong>&nbsp;Read more......</strong></a></span></p> Bright Tips 1960's Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:47:58 +0000 lynne.davidson 1041 at Bright Tips - 1962 <p><strong><u>Clean Tiles</u></strong> – Tiles, after washing, will keep clean much longer if wiped with paraffin. Mrs Slater, Portknockie.</p> <p><strong><u>Moist Brown Sugar</u></strong> – Keep brown sugar soft and moist by lining your container with foil. Allow enough foil to crimp together at the top. Miss Martin, Cupar.<br /><br /><strong><u>Strip it Easily</u></strong> – When stripping wallpaper soak it quickly by using a long-handled sponge mop. The sponge holds water much better than a brush. N.N, Dunfermline.<span class="read-more"><a href="/hints-and-tips/bright-tips-1962"><strong>&nbsp;Read more......</strong></a></span></p> Bright Tips 1960's Wed, 29 Feb 2012 14:32:38 +0000 lynne.davidson 919 at Bright Tips 1984 <p><strong>Hot Feet</strong> - Feet hot and tired?<br />Dissolve a teaspoonful alum in a cupful of hot water. Wash and dry feet then sponge with alum water and allow to dry in, this gives great relief. - Mrs Murray.</p> <p><strong>Save Fuel</strong> - Put butter beans in a vacuum flask of boiling water and leave overnight. Next day they are almost cooked and just need heating up. - Mrs Parker.<span class="read-more"><a href="/hints-and-tips/bright-tips-1984-0"><strong>&nbsp;Read more......</strong></a></span></p> Bright Tips Thu, 15 Dec 2011 10:13:18 +0000 lynne.davidson 883 at Bright Tips 1984 <p><strong>Fresh Flask</strong> - When a vacuum flask becomes stained inside, add a teaspoonful bicarbonate of soda and fill up with boiling water. Leave overnight, then rinse well for a bright finish. Mrs H. Parker.</p> <p><strong>Cookery</strong> - If a recipe says, "rub in fat," use a grater on the fat first. It mixes much more easily. Miss Kennedy.</p> Bright Tips Thu, 15 Dec 2011 10:05:46 +0000 lynne.davidson 882 at Bright Tips 1985 <p><strong>Frost Free</strong> - On a frosty night, polystyrene trays from apple boxes are handy to put behind plant pots on a windowsill. They keep the plants from getting frosted and nobody sees them behind the curtains. Mrs G.Grant.</p> Bright Tips Thu, 15 Dec 2011 09:40:40 +0000 lynne.davidson 881 at Bright Tips <h3>Hole in the Linoleum</h3> <p>To repair a hole in the linoleum, melt a matching was crayon or coloured candle over the hole until the hole is filled. Allow to harden. The floor can then be polished. The hole will be almost unnoticeable, and the repair last for years. G.Innes, Portknockie.<span class="read-more"><a href="/node/879"><strong>&nbsp;Read more......</strong></a></span></p> Bright Tips Fri, 09 Dec 2011 12:10:18 +0000 lynne.davidson 879 at Bright Tips 1961 <h3>Beads are the Answer</h3> <p>When knitting with two wools, slip a fairly large bead over each end before commencing to knit and you will find the strands do not become tangled. Miss Milne, Fraserburgh<span class="read-more"><a href="/hints-and-tips/bright-tips-1961"><strong>&nbsp;Read more......</strong></a></span></p> Bright Tips 1960's Thu, 31 Mar 2011 08:22:11 +0000 lynne.davidson 768 at Bright Tips 1986 <h3>Hanger for Belts</h3> <p>If you have no drawer space for your belts, screw a line of hooks on to a wooden coat hanger and hang belt buckles over them. You then have a see-at-a-glance selection to hang in your wardrobe. Miss Cooper, Rutherglen.<span class="read-more"><a href="/hints-and-tips/bright-tips-1986"><strong>&nbsp;Read more......</strong></a></span></p> Bright Tips 1980's Tue, 08 Mar 2011 15:14:36 +0000 lynne.davidson 622 at Bright Tips 1985 <h3>Unpleasant Smell</h3> <p>To prevent an unpleasant smell while cooking cauliflower, cover with slices of bread. The bread can then be given to the birds when cold. Mrs I McIntosh, Ellon.<span class="read-more"><a href="/hints-and-tips/bright-tips-1985"><strong>&nbsp;Read more......</strong></a></span></p> Bright Tips Cookery Domestic / Household 1980's Fri, 11 Feb 2011 16:15:15 +0000 lynne.davidson 547 at