If your freezer is kept in the shed or garage, coat the outside with a layer of wax polish. This’ll help stop it being affected by damp, mould or rust marks.
Turn a steak into a melt-in-the-mouth treat by marinating in a little whisky for a couple of hours. The alcohol will break down the connective tissue and render it tender!
If you have a cat that’s susceptible to fleas (or intruding cats via the flap!), put a flea collar at the bottom of your vacuum cleaner bag to prevent them from nesting.
When you’re vacuuming a rug with fringes, don’t go back and forwards as the fringes will get stuck. Instead, pull the nozzle back towards yourself each time.
Bone-handled cutlery should not be put in the dishwasher – the heat can loosen the glue that fixes blade and handle together. Hand-wash in warm soapy water and dry immediately.
If you live in a hard water area and add 100g soda crystals to your washload, you can reduce the amount of detergent to the guidelines for soft water (it also helps prevent limescale build-up and lessens the risk of machine breakdown).
Get rid of grey stains around the inside of shirt collars by rubbing the marks heavily with chalk before washing – chalk will absorb the oils that hold the dirt in.
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This is Easifit – Ease back into fitness, whatever your age! simple exercises specially designed for those later on in life; who haven’t exercised in a while or just can’t do the type of exercise they used to
BBC Breakfast’s Diana Moran has produced a revolutionary fitness program, entitled ‘EasiFit with Diana Moran’. It consists of simple exercises specially designed for those later on in life; who haven’t exercised in a while or just can’t do the type of exercise they used to. The additional facial exercises bring together fitness and beauty, ensuring glowing results.
The best remedy is to get a wire pot scrubber (or Brillo pad) and go at the rust with hot soapy water until it’s all gone. Dry well, then apply a light film of vegetable oil with kitchen paper. Store in a plastic bag to prevent any dust sticking to the surface.
Save time trying to unpick sticky tape from the roll by always placing a toothpick under the end every time you finish using it.