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“This is a very good washing day hint which I have tried and tested, writes Miss J. Smith, Monikie W.R.I.
A spoonful of methylated spirits added to the last rinsing water when washing linen tablecloths and tray cloths will stiffen the articles beautifully. They will also be much easier to iron and have a beautiful gloss when finished.Tablecloths
Coronation Flags – Perhaps some of your readers would like to know of a use for their Coronation flags. I have covered cushions with mine and use them for the garden chairs. They give quite a gay appearance to the lawn, and are much admired. – “Constant Reader, Dundee”.
Did you know that turpentine is splendid for removing grease stains for carpets? Soak a cloth in it and rub over the stains till they disappear, changing to a fresh cloth when the first becomes soiled. Finish with a cloth wrung out in hot water and soap. Read more......
Simple Remedies - 1933 Indigestion:- If occasionally you are worried about this complaint try half a teaspoonful of baking soda in a cupful of hot water. This will quickly effect a cure. Toothache:- to give immediate relief paint the gum round the tooth with a little tincture of iodine. Read more......
We cannot afford to waste food these days, so when you come on stale buns or bread in the cupboard here is a way of making them as good as new. Brush the buns with milk and heat in the oven. Dip a loaf of stale bread in water and place on a baking tray and warm in the oven. This should be done just before serving. Read more......
A pair of soiled suede gloves can be improved by heating some quite dry flour and rubbing it well into them while on the hands, with a piece of clean flannel. Grease marks will disappear under a treatment of benzine and gentle rubbing with fine sand paper.
Nicotine-browned finger-tips are very unattractive. Plunge them into half a cut lemon for 2 to 3 minutes and the stains will soon vanish, leaving the skin beautifully white. Or you can use a little peroxide of hydrogen if you prefer. Read more......
The best way to clean tin, iron, or enamel pots or pans in which food has burned is to fill with cold water, add a tablespoonful or two of washing soda, heat slowly, and allow to boil for 5 or 10 minutes. The burned-on food can then easily be removed.