101 Household hints

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Saw this on FB and thought I must share

http://www.glamumous.co.uk/2013/03/101- ... om-in.html
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I have had a look, looks good )t'
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There are some good ideas, if only I can remember to use them >dum<
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Brilliant ideas. )t' I have heard of some, but I really must remember the chalk for grease stains on clothes as OH is an expert at getting it on his clothes. LOL
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Brilliant, Angela. I have put it onto my favourites site.
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Some really good tips on there, heard of a few of them, but most of them I'd never even thought of, thanks very much )t'
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Thanks for posting this - I'm going to try the lettuce storage thing this morning )t'
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Brilliant, thank you for sharing, love some of these. {hug}
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Scrambled wrote:Thanks for posting this - I'm going to try the lettuce storage thing this morning )t'

That reminds me - I think we still have some lettuce in the porch (no room in the fridge). Why do supermarkets have to sell everything in 2s. But I never buy chopped lettuce.

I've also got half a cucumber - the second half was half the price of a half (by buying a whole one), so I thought I'd try out a tip I read on 'Which?' They said that if cucs go soggy it's because they are stored too cold.
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Well impressed with these, I too have put onto favourites. quite a few I am going to try and give a go.
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Mo wrote:Why do supermarkets have to sell everything in 2s. But I never buy chopped lettuce.

I've also got half a cucumber - the second half was half the price of a half (by buying a whole one), so I thought I'd try out a tip I read on 'Which?' They said that if cucs go soggy it's because they are stored too cold.


Heaven only knows. I got a two pack of little gems - so far, so good re the jar storage (but it's not even 24 hours yet :-D ). I don't have a salad spinner so just flung the washed leaves around in a tea towel and then dabbed them with another to dry them.

I read that if you completely wrap a cucumber in clingfilm, it will keep for longer in the fridge than if unwrapped - so I tried that this summer when being bombarded with them from my parents' greenhouse, and it really did work. They lasted much much longer than normal - can't remember the science behind it, but it worked )t'
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Thanks for the link to the site. Some very simple but brilliant ideas. When you see them, the solutions looks so obvious that you wonder why you never thought about them yourself. :-D
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If the lettuce storage is the kilner jar one it most definitely works.

I think I posted about it last year. I was so surprised that it worked so well. 6 days on and the lettuce was still crispy. I will be doing that again this year for certain.
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So many great ideas, some seem so obvious but I hadn't thought of doing.
I think I'll print out the best ones to keep.
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