General Tips & Tricks

So this week we’ve seen the crazy and wonderful things that a few household products can do for your house.

from wvau

Let’s cap off this week of tips and tricks–

from dreasmtime

–by diving into some general tips and tricks that aren’t product-specific.

1. To repair scratches on wood furniture, rub the scratch with a crayon the same color as the wood. This will fill the scratch. Then rub mayonnaise on it. The scratch will disappear.

from hilleryoccasionally

It sounds revolting–but it’s worth a shot to fix that antique whatever that your kid might have ruined.

2. If your tomatoes are squishy, submerge them in cold salted water and leave overnight. They’ll be firm the next day.

from amazon

3. To keep flavor of boiled vegetables, add a pinch of sugar to the water.

from snafu-ed

4. Candles will last longer if you place them in the freezer before using them.

from thepromotionzgroup

5. Baking chocolate is different from other chocolate. If you’re out of (or forgot to buy) baking chocolate, mix a quarter tablespoon of  butter with a tablespoon of cocoa powder for every ounce of unsweetened baking chocolate needed.

from howstuffworks

6. If your hands smell funky after handling fish, lightly wet your hands, then rub them with baking soda and salt. Rinse away the salt, soda, and odors.

from londonaq

7. On the off-chance that you burn a sauce or gravy whilst cooking, pour it into a clean pan, add some sugar, then keep cooking. The sugar should remove the burnt taste.

from viveksurti

8. Create an air-tight seal on a paint can by rubbing some petroleum jelly around the rim.

from fortworthinspector

9. Out of breadcrumbs? Use crushed old biscuits or cornflakes instead.

from themusicvoid

10. Keep your refrigerator operating at maximum efficiency by keeping it full but not overloaded.

from calorielab

11. To remove chocolate stains, mix a teaspoon of dishwashing detergent with a tablespoon of ammonia to a cup of lukewarm water. Pour over the stain and blot with a paper towel.

from stainguide

12. To keep hair coloring from running down your face or staining it, smear petroleum jelly around the perimeter of your face. It removes easily.

from mediccast

That’s it for this week–

suck it, martha.

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One Comment on “General Tips & Tricks”

  1. October 10, 2011 at 6:42 am #

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