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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.
It has been said that blueberry juice jogs memory. More benefits of the wonderful blueberry.
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.
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 get them off the line and just put them away.
Result is savings on electricity bills and my carbon footprint on the environment...
Crayon marks on wall: use a blow dryer to heat the crayon so it can easily be wiped off.
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!
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.
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.
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!