Secrets of Success

22

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

If you have undercooked your boiled egg...

If you find that you have undercooked your boiled egg when you take the top off, simply replace the top and cook the egg on HIGH (100%) in the microwave for a few seconds.

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

25

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Storing opened cheese

Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil. It will stay fresh much longer and won't go mouldy.

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

28

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Broken Glass

Use a cotton ball or cotton bud to pick up the small shards of glass you can't see easily.

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

46

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Spotless windows

To get perfectly spotless windows and mirrors, without chemicals, use a solution of water and regular vinegar. (About 1/2 cup vinegar to 2 cups water), spray and wipe. This solution will not streak at all. It is the best and cheapest way to clean glass. You can increase the amount of vinegar for ver...

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

30

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Silverfish

If you are troubled by silverfish, try placing some whole cloves in the closets and drawers.

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

18

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Natural Garden Spray

If you don't like using harmful chemicals to spray vegetables and roses, you could to deter the powdery mildew and black spot, by spraying with a solution of one part milk to nine parts water.

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

18

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Washing new red coloured clothes

To keep brand new red clothes from 'bleeding' all over your other laundry, soak it in vinegar before washing.

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

23

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Cleaning shower

Scum on shower glass
This is not scum but"glass cancer", or damage caused by soap. Clean with white vinegar, then rub with three drops of almon oil.

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

43

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Non waste tomato paste

To prevent mould forming on top of your tomato paste, pour a thin film of oil over the surface of the paste to stop the air reaching the surface.
Alternatively, freeze paste in level-tablespoon portions in ice-cube trays.
When the paste is frozen, transfer to a bag and seal tightly.

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment

37

MEMBERS SPARKED This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Getting rid of fruit flies around the house

This is without harmful chemicals. You will need a spray bottle with an adjustable spray head. Fill the bottle with rubbing alcohol and adjust spray head so that it sprays a fine mist. When you spray fruit flies, the rubbing alcohol will not kill them but it will knock them out so that they fall ont...

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment
Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click the "Report Inappropriate Secret" on the secret's page and our staff will review it.