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To stretch tight shoes, slip a leak-proof plastic bag into the shoe, fill with water, ensuring it fills the shoe completely.† Close securely and freeze.† The water expand...

To keep plants watered whilst you are away for a few days, place one end of a pipe cleaner into some water.†The pipe cleaner will gradually draw up the water

May 2017 Squeaky Shoes

If you have squeaky shoes put some talcum powder inside the shoes it stops them squeaking

When washing and drying sleepwear or any other clothing that is flame-retardant DO NOT use softener or dryer sheets, ...

Sep 2016 Freezing Cheese

You can freeze soft cheese such as brie whole, but grate hard cheese such as cheddar first it makes it a lot easier to add to sauces or to sprinkle on gratins.

* Hamsters live for around two or three years. * Keep Syrian hamsters alone as adults will fight * Dwarf hamsters can be kept in female-only pairs or groups * Hamsters...

Sticky marks on Furniture Soak a cloth in a solution of vinegar and warm water, ring out well and rub over the offending marks.

To restore finished wood furniture, steep two tea bags in hot water for 10 minutes. Let cool, then dampen a clean soft cloth with tea and wipe over wood furnit...

A great way of preventing identity theft is to invest in a shredder. Then stack your junk mail close by. Every time you shred a confidential document, sandwich it between...

Itís that time of year again! but after all the presents have been unwrapped, and the party seasons draws to a close, sometimes some of us are left in a quandary. What to...

HEADACHE Take a lime, cut it in half and rub on your forehead. Throbbing will go away. MOSQUITO BITES To get rid of the itch try applying soap on the area and yo...

Aug 2010 Florists' Tips

Spray dried flowers with hair lacquer to prevent them dropping. To fluff up dried roses, hold rose head over a steaming kettle and gently tease out petals. To remov...

When cooking, turn your food regularly to ensure it's cooking evenly. With burgers and sausages, poultry and game, cook until all juices run clear with no pink flesh. ...

Adding Ĺ cup of lemon juice to the rinse cycle of a medium load of whites will lightly bleach the clothing. This technique is especially effective on clothes that are the...

When cooking, vegetables, they can leave a distinct odour around the home. A piece of red pepper added to broccoli will help as will a bay leaf added to cauliflower, spro...

Apply hand cream before putting on rubber gloves to do the washing up. The heat from the water will help the cream soak into your hands and leave them nice and soft. T...

Give hair body and shine: Before final rinse, pour beer over hair, massage well in and give a final rinse Hair Conditioner: I use mayonnaise to periodically conditio...

A great way of preventing identity theft is to invest in a shredder. Every time you shred a confidential document, sandwich it between a couple of items of junk mail. If...

To keep your socks together in the wash and dry process, get some safety pins and keep them by the washing machine for your socks. Pin the toes of the socks together so y...

To keep butter from sliding around on the butter dish, heat the dish with hot tap water, dry off and then put the butter stick on the dish and then into the refrigerator....

Dec 2009 Colds or Flu

What you can eat to support your immune system. Foods such as: Carrots, mushrooms, leeks, garlic, onions, tangerines, pears, ginger, elderberries, walnuts and good old...

Gently dab sellotape onto the stain. The pollen will stick to the tape. Do not rub.

Next time you vacuum, add a cotton wool ball soaked with a few drops of aromatherapy oil, like geranium or lavender into your vacuum cleaner bag. The smell will be gone a...

No one wants to be burgled. Fear of crime is growing and lurid media tales of aggressive intruders and injured householders certainly don't help. More of us than ever be...

- Your Car Is Not Safe Unless You Carry Out These Simple Checks There is not one car owner who hasnít at some point said, ďI donít know what Iíd do without my carĒ. Letí...

One of our readers told me a good tip the other day she said that she always puts on a pair of wool gloves under her plastic gloves when cleaning out her freezer this way...

Fill a spray bottle with Listerine mouthwash and spray around your rooms at the first sign of the little critters,( it even works outside ). They donít seem to like the ...

After Pete managed to get Biro ink on the arm of our leather settee, he was in one heck of a panic, but one of our readers came to the rescue. Just give it a spray with H...

Itís summer time...this means trips to the beach, days out, visits to see friends and family, perhaps over to Europe for a holiday. If you use your car for long journeys,...

Imagine wearing a fur coat in hot weather...your dog unfortunately doesnít have a choice. So here are two tips to help them to keep cool. When itís really sweltering, ...

My morning cup of coffee is my treat of the day - and I never go without. I have learnt to live without perfect fried potatoes, finger sized and crisp on the outside. I c...

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