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Dottie May

Good Tip

In today's newspaper there was a tip which I thought could be very useful, especially to those who haven't seen it so thought I would pass it on. "Tea lights and scented candles add atmosphere to any room or garden but how do you light a scented candle in a jar when the wick has burned too low without burning your fingers? If you don't have a pack of extra-long matches to hand try this clever trick. Use a piece of spaghetti to light your candles. Simply light the tip of a stick of uncooked spaghetti with a lighter or match. It burns brilliantly and won't smell."

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Essex Girl

Good Tip

Thanks Dottie, that's worth remembering.

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Yummy

Good Tip

Thanks Dottie, one to remember x

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sam from worthing

good tip..


well i have a long reach lighter, for using on my gas hob, for tea lights and other candles.

This thread could be good for other tips too.

Years ago, on here, someone suggested taking a sheet of newspaper and folding it in half and half again and putting it in the bottom of your kitchen bin, to help soak up any liquid that might get thrown away, i have found that very helpful and useful.

Another tip is always to have some bi-carb of soda in your cupboard as it is so useful for cleaning with and deodorising, from your fridge to microwave and soaking up stains on carpets.

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Essex Girl

Tips

I use an old toothbrush to clean round the back of kitchen and bathroom taps and other difficult to reach places.

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jampling

Good tips

Thanks Dottie. I shall remember this one.

Great idea about using this thread for other proven tips too, Sam. Like you, I place folded newspaper in the bottom or my garbage bin and my organics bin. It has proven worth its weight in gold!

Another good tip that really works is related to drying laundry. When you have an item that you really want to speed up drying for, toss a large dry clean towel in with the clothes. It quickly soaks up moisture and seems to speed up drying immeasurably.

I also use the old tip to keep herbs like parsley fresh longer: put in a mug with an inch or so of water in the bottom, and then loosely cloak the herb with a plastic bag. I keep mine in the fridge but find it also lengthens the life of fresh parsley on a window sill.

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Dottie May

Good Tips

I've made a note of all the tips mentioned above - many thanks. Another one I use is planting Sweet Pea seeds in the empty cardboard toilet rolls. You can then plant them out into the ground when ready. The cardboard eventually disintegrates.

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maggie-

Good tip/Racing tip

I've drawn threefortea in the sweep at work. Very Happy bout that.

I've a lil wager on Katie walsh and Seabass - how could you not!?

Anyone interested in the grand national?

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Dottie May

Racing Tip

Personally, I think the Grand National is a dreadful race.

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Essex Girl

Racing Tip

Well I want to like it and have really enjoyed watching the race in the past. This year I won't. Morally I just cannot watch and support it any longer.

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The Cat's Mother

Grand National

Not sure how we got from handy hints to the Grand National, but would just say that it was much better this year - no awful incidents - but of course there will always be those who will say it is no longer such a test of bravery, skill, stamina etc. etc. I love racing and wouldn't miss it for the world. It is good that it is safer, but it did seem a bit watered down.

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Esther R

Good Tip

I don't know how the thread went from good tip to Grand National either. However, I can't bear to watch this type of race anymore and I turn the sound down on the news so I can't hear reports of the accidents.

Thanks for the tips though, they ae very useful!

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Bergamote

Good Tip

Ooooh great tips. I shall keep 'em in mind. Love the spaghetti one though.

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Anneline

Good tip

If you unexpectedly have something to celebrate and need to cool some bubbly fast, wet a kitchen towel, wrap it around the bottle and put in the freezer. Cools really quickly

 
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