Saturday, July 25, 2009

Handy Tips

Got this via email from friend and find it very interesting, so I would like to share with everyone. Some of them seem workable but some I really wonder why it works. If you happen to have tested it, do let me know the results.

By the way, does anyone knows how to keep the lizards away? I'm terrified of lizards and they seem to love scaring me around my house. Please let me know how to keep them away from my house. Thanks a million!!!


Ants Problem: Keep the skin of cucumbers near the place or ant hole.

To get pure and clean ice: Boil water first before freezing.

To make the mirror shine: Clean with spirit

To remove chewing gum from clothes: Keep the cloth in the freezer for an hour.

To whiten white clothes: Soak white clothes in hot water with a slice of lemon for 10 minutes.

To give a shine to hair: Add one teaspoon of vinegar to hair, then wash hair.

To get maximum juice out of lemons: Soak lemons in hot water for an hour, and then juice them.

To avoid smell of cabbage while cooking: Keep a piece of bread on the cabbage in the vessel while cooking.

To rid the smell of fish from your hands: Wash your hands with a little apple vinegar.

To avoid tears while cutting onions: Chew gum.

To boil potatoes quickly: Skin one potato from one side only before boiling.

To boil eggs quickly: Add salt to water and boil.

To check freshness of fish: Put it in a bowl of cold water. If the fish floats, it's fresh. (Aiyoh, the fishmonger will sure go bonkers if everyone does it!)

To check freshness of eggs: Put the egg in water. If it becomes horizontal, it's fresh. If it becomes slanting, it's 3-4 days old. If it becomes vertical, it's 10 days old. If it floats, it's stale.

To remove ink from clothes: Put toothpaste on the ink spots generously and let it dry completely, then wash.

To skin sweet potatoes quickly: Soak in cold water immediately after boiling.

To get rid of mice or rats: Sprinkle black pepper in places where you find mice or rats. They will run away.

To get rid of mosquitoes at night: Keep leaves of mint near your bed or pillows and in around the room.

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