2000 – 2020
Hi there, thanks for popping in, just click on the appropriate room in
If you are looking for something in
How to make the
Brunettes can really
One more thing you can do
A piece of wood placed upright
An old plastic sweet jar
To “age” new garden
Coffee grounds are high in nitrogen so good as
Banana skins around roses gives them a boost.
Cola around plants also give them a boost.
Cars, vehicles, motoring, fuel,
What to look out
This is always a mine field and nothing guarantees success
To avoid MOT re-test charges for minor reasons check lights,
If this is to be frequently used as a
Read the rest of the
Pet, animal and bird related
Aadvarks to Butterflies
You can make a dog
Neil, a trap! Sid is part alien!
Was it a rat I saw?
So many dynamos
Lager, sir, is regal
Go hang a salami, Bob, I’m a Lasagna hog
Some libraries are now ‘self service’. Unless you remember to
Paper Sizes – A lot of us are familiar with A4 size paper
Indoor, outdoor and online games; sports and puzzles.
Here are a few tips which may help to improve your
To help get your balance right practice by standing
To improve the speed of your stroke
If you place your golf bag close to your side this
The Games Room also has other
In the middle of cooking and find you don’t have a specific
Release juices from a hard lemon by microwaving
Don’t rinse raw meat or poultry under the tap
Bedroom related information and all other sundries
To check if an item is real amber drop it in a glass
To make it easier to untangle a knotted necklace chain, dip it in a little cooking or baby oil.
Re-string a bead necklace or bracelet using fishing line, which is easy to thread, inconspicuous and very strong.
If you drop and can’t find a small earring or fastener, secure a piece cut from an old pair of tights/pantyhose over the end of your vacuum cleaner pipe with a rubber band. Vacuum over the area and the earring will stick to the tights/pantyhose.
Have a sheet of paper laminated (this can be done very cheaply),
Some children these days seem to have a lot of
To encourage finicky eaters put a variety of
Pieces of bread soaked in milk and baked in the
More of these tips can be found
UNUSUAL USES FOR
Windowsill cleaner – To brighten up rain spotted
Bathroom cleaner – surgical spirit will remove
Crystal/Porcelain cleaner – carefully clean
Stainless Steel cleaner – use
*When using bamboo skewers on a BBQ or grill,
*Stop meat sticking on barbecues by wiping some
*Light coals well ahead of time and pile them up
*Do not keep turning or touching meat on
*To remove a white ring on furniture, cover
*Hydrangeas are renowned for drooping once
*To remove bird droppings from vehicle body work
*To freeze fruit, skin bananas, wash berries and
*To make your own sun dried tomatoes cut
One of the most
or even in reverse.
DIY, decorating, tools, refurbishment, tradesmen, security,
Money Saving Tips
We all know that one of the cheapest and yet
Did you know that a cut side of a raw potato can
*If you place half a cup of bi-carbonate of soda (baking
*Soaking in salt prior to washing prevents colours
*Try removing stains on upholstery using white vinegar
*Clean canvas shoes with dilute washing up liquid (hand
Other uses for Tumble Dryer Sheets*
To remove baked on food from a
When cleaning dust and animal
Dust your television and
Clean shower doors with a used
1: If you knit first and last stitches of knit row and purl first and last stitches of purl row it will produce a firm edge and ease the toils of sewing up.
2: Yarn should never be knotted. Always add yarn at the beginning of a row, ends can be sewn in later.
3: Neck bands and ‘V’ necks –
4: Striped knitting – Always change the colour on a knit row. This will avoid the two colours mixing on the right side.
A fashionable “distressed” or “weathered”
Cream, white, pale green and blues are the
Wear rubber gloves and protect your
Method – mix 2 parts gloss paint to 1 part
Prepare the woodwork by stripping off the
Work on a small area of approximately
Apply the paint mix with a wide brush.
Allow this paint to sink into the wood
Soak a rag in white spirit and wring out
Use this cloth to rub off excess paint
Allow to dry, then sand any uneven paint
When choosing wall paint colours, instead of just painting
Richard Keane, one of my
1. Between sessions of painting with gloss/oil based products
2. Keep rollers between sessions in Pringles tubes – obviously
I am aware that
Home page last
Copyright ï¿½ 2000-2020 Hints and Things
Hints and Things cannot be held