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Paint smells

Get rid of paint smells when decorating by cutting an onion in half and leaving cut sides facing upwards in the newly decorated room.  The onion will absorb the smell

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Keep silver cutlery gleaming

Prevent silver cutlery from tarnishing by storing in polythene food bags

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Whiten net curtains

To whiten net curtains and restore them to their former glory, steep in a basin containing water and a dissolved steradent tablet

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Cut Flowers

Prolong the life of shop bought flowers by trimming each stem at an angle before placing them in a vase.   Thicker stems can be crushed at the ends.

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Dusting Hack

A soft paintbrush is very effective for dusting mouldings on fireplaces, carved furniture and intricately detailed ornaments.

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Woolly Washing Recipe

Keep your woolens beautifully soft and looking new for years. 1/2 lb Soap flakes 1 Large mug  of methylated Spirit 2 Dessert spoons of eucalyptus oil Mix together in a screwtop jar and use 1 tablespoon in a basin of hand hot water. Immerse your treasured garment,

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Ironing a Tie

By slipping a piece of cardboard inside a tie, you will avoid the impression from the seam on the back showing on the front.

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