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16 Handy Hints Around The House

January 26, 2013  by: ushakiran  Points: 12   Category: Others  Earning $1.00   Views: 1090

Useful tips and hints around the house


Handy Hints

I am giving here a few tips and hints that are helpful and handy within the house..

1, A mixture of almond oil, olive oil and castor oil in equal proportions acts as an excellent hair tonic. It keeps dandruff away and promotes healthy growth of hair besides stopping hair

2, Placing Neem leaves in your books prevents silver fish and other insects from attacking the pages and destroying the pages.

3, Bananas remain fresh when they are wrapped in a wet cloth and put in a plastic bag and then refrigerated.

4, Green chilies remain fresh when they are either stored in paper bags with a few holes in them or remove the stem and store them in air tight plastic containers.

5, To keep ants away from kitchen surfaces, wipe the area with a soft cloth dipped in diluted vinegar. Once done this effect remains for more than a week.

6, While giving your dog a bath, add a few drops of dettol and vinegar to the bath water to keep his coat shining and smelling fresh.

7, To treat a severe cold and cough make a mixture of one tsp of honey, half tsp cardamom powder, ¼ tsp pepper powder and ¼ tsp grated ginger.mix well and chew this mixture along with one beetle leaf.It gives a lot of relief.

8,Green peas remain fresh for a longer time if they are boiled in water for a minute or two. Cool them and store them in polythene bags and refrigerate .use as and when you require.

9, Burning Neem leaves in the garden or in the courtyard in an iron grate will keep mosquitoes away.

10, Lime juice is very good for dieters and those suffering from cuts and wounds. The ascorbic acid content in the lime juice helps heal wounds quickly. Lime juice is also good for hair, nails, your teeth and complexion.

11, T get rid of tea and coffee stains from the crockery ( especially cups and pots) – take a little soda bicarb on a wet cloth and clean the crockery with it. Wash it off and the stains will have gone.

12, Add a few pieces of cinnamon sticks to the water while boiling prawns or any other fish. This will prevent the fishy smell from spreading around the house.

13, Almonds remain fresh for years if you add two or three teaspoonfuls of sugar to one kg of almond and store in air tight containers.

14, Adding a few grains of raw rice will prevent the salt from getting soggy.

15, To prevent onions from burning and to retain their pink color while frying, add a few drops of milk while frying them.

16, A piece of camphor placed in a tool box will prevent the contents from rusting.

17, Ice trays tend to stick to the bottom of the freezer floor, to avoid this brush the bottom of the trays with some table salt or sprinkle some table salt on the surface before placing the trays on them.


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