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TIP – Smelly shoes/trainers/football boots
TIP – Gift wrapping
Need to wrap a gift and have forgotten to buy the wrapping paper, here are some alternatives:-
If your wrapping paper is not quite big enough try placing the gift at and angle on the paper and wrapping it that way. Alternatively, an offcut or strip taken from down the side, can be used as an infill where the edges don’t meet. Make sure this is done on the underside of the parcel.
When wrapping a present, if practical, turn the gift upside down on the paper to avoid the paper fold or join being on the top of the present when finished. Obviously, with some gifts this is not possible, in which case place the join on the side.
To avoid waste and disasters when cutting wrapping paper from a roll, measure the amount required by wrapping a piece of string around the gift before cutting the paper (remember to allow extra for overlapping the paper).
TIP – Cleaning up broken glass
This is something that happens to everyone at some time and it is all to easy to quickly sweep up leaving unseen shards of glass which can be very dangerous, especially when there are young children in the house.
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