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Household remedies work us out of sticky situations most of the time. They not only save time and effort but also are also easier to do. In this section we will look at different household remedies to help us make our household work simpler and easier. These household remedies have randomly been picked up from different sources and have been suggested by users from across the globe.
So as you get ready to make life easier here are household remedies and tips to help you handle tricky situations better.
- Are you stuck with those water and juice bottles whose sealed caps just don’t come off? Well here is a quick trick to help you out. Carefully wind a rubber band snug around the cap and try again…
- Are ants creating problem in your homes? Simply put some ground cinnamon where you think the ants are coming in to the house.
- Before wearing any new outfit, put a little clear nail polish on the front and back of each button. Buttons will stay on longer when their threads are sealed.
- Keep the canvas white as new by simply spraying them heavily with starch.
- When laundering clothes, add detergent to the washer first. Pouring detergent on clothing can cause fabrics to fade.
- To remove the smell of garlic from hands, rub your hands on any stainless steel item of the kitchen.
- Applying mud to a bee sting will take away the sting.
- Use old crumpled up newspaper and vinegar to wash windows, but be careful around light colored paint on windowsills.
- The easiest way to open a coconut is through a meat cleaver. Simply hold the coconut in one hand with its center resting firmly on your hand. On the other hand simply give the coconut three or more firm whacks around its center with the blunt "back" of the meat cleaver and watch the hard shell crack open into two halves. Be sure to do this over a large bowel to catch the sweet coconut water as it drains from the open coconut.
- Clean brass with fresh or bottled lemon juice. Simply apply with a soft cloth and polish and it will sparkle!
- To clean coppers make a thick paste of lemon juice and salt. It really is that easy!
- Add a slice of bread or apple to the sealed brown sugar container. This adds moisture to the brown sugar for a really long time.
- For books that got damp or are musty, sprinkle baking soda on the pages and allow time to air out. If there’s mildew on the paper you can rub the baking soda into the spots and lay out to bleach in the sun.
- Add a few drops of vinegar to glue that has thickened up, this will soften the glue.