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Remove Marks – If coat collars or felt hats become marked with grease, rub them with eucalyptus oil. M Murray, Lockerbie.
Soft Rubber – 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.
Dripping Tap – A piece of string tied around a dripping tap will allow the water to run down it quietly into the sink. Mrs Coyle, Mauchline. Read more......
Clean Tiles – Tiles, after washing, will keep clean much longer if wiped with paraffin. Mrs Slater, Portknockie.
Moist Brown Sugar – Keep brown sugar soft and moist by lining your container with foil. Allow enough foil to crimp together at the top. Miss Martin, Cupar.
Strip it Easily – 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. Read more......
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 Read more......
To make the scrambled egg pan easier to clean, grease it beforehand with a margarine paper. After use, fill it with cold water to which has been added a dessertspoonful of salt and allow it to sit for 20 minutes before cleaning. Mrs M.B., Dundee. Read more......
When making tomato sandwiches for carrying, slip a piece of greaseproof paper under the sliced tomato and also a piece on top. Sandwich will be as fresh as when it was made. Miss W. Martin, Fife.