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Never scrub lacquered or varnished brass. Apply a paste of lemon juice and cream of tartar. Leave on for five minutes. Wash with warm water and dry thoroughly with a soft cloth.
Before putting emulsion or paste in a bucket, line it with a plastic carrier bag. This saves the work of cleaning the bucket later. You can throw out the bag.
Add a few drops of vinegar to the water when boiling sprouts, cabbage or cauliflower. This reduces the smell considerably. Mrs E. Meikle-John Read more......
Fitted sheets can be a problem to fold. But its easy if you place the sheet on a table, fold in three lengthwise and then just roll it up.
To clean electric bulbs, use methylated spirits instead of water. There is then no danger of dampness getting onto the fixtures, as the spirits evaporate quickly. Read more......
When making a rice pudding sweeten with demerara sugar as this gives a lovely caramel flavour. Perfect Boiled Eggs and Save Fuel:- Economy tip for boiling eggs. Boil water in pan, add eggs, when water is boiling put on a well fitting lid and leave (off the heat) for 6 minutes for a perfectly cooked egg. Read more......