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Organic flower fertiliser

For a great flower fertiliser, place your banana skins just below the surface of the soil - they rot quickly and supply calcium,magnesium,sulphur, phosphorous, sodium & silica.

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Blueberry juice

It has been said that blueberry juice jogs memory. More benefits of the wonderful blueberry.

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Cleaning stainless steel appliances

To clean stainless steel appliances like doors etc., use baby oil to get finger prints and marks off. It works like a charm. Use a small amount on a napkin and wipe the fingerprints away.

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No ironing.

I am doing my bit for the environment and my pocket. When I bring in the washing I don't iron much, especially T-shirts. I put them on the bed and run my hands over them like a pressing motion and voila! No wrinkles in the fabric and I hang them right away. Same for sheets and teatowels. I fold as I...

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Crayon marks

Crayon marks on wall: use a blow dryer to heat the crayon so it can easily be wiped off.

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Removing obstinate ink stains

To remove obstinate ball point ink stains, rub the affected area with a cotton bud soaked in perfume.

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Removing onion smell from hands

To remove the strong odor of onions from your hands, hold a stainless steel spoon in your hand while running water and rub your hands as the the spoon were soap. Sounds silly, but it works!

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Washing up liquid

When I buy the dishwashing liquid which is 4xstrength, I take a quarter into anothe bottle and fill it up with water, and it goes a long way and helps the environment.

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Bacon

I buy bacon rashers and then freeze each one individually. When I am ready to use, I can cut off the fat so much easier and am left for jsut the main npart of bacon. Esy way to get rid of the visible fat.

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Cutting out sugar in coffee

Years ago, a friend told me that by sprinkling cinnamon and adding a few drops of vanilla in your cup of coffee will add flavour and no calories and is better tasting too!

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