Good Old Grandma’s Tips
Grandma’s household tips for good housekeeping have been passed down to generations and have been tried and tested. In this modern day, many homemakers may not have the time for simple things with a hectic schedule. But few of these special grandma tips can always be used nonetheless.
- Save screwtop jars, and attach their lids securely underneath shelves with screws. Use them to store sugar or dry beans, in a toolroom they can be used for storing nails and screws.
- For storing extension leads, use wide cardboard tubes from posters and toilet paper to keep extension leads in storage. Carefully coil the leads so that they will not tangle or trail over a drawer or cupboard.
- Keep old newspapers in a box with a slot at the bottom. Each time you need one, you can pull it from the bottom of the pile.
- Sprinkle clean plastic tablecloths with a little talcum powder before putting them away. This will prevent stickiness and mildew.
- Do not throw out old wrapping paper. A warm iron with smooth out creases and wrinkles and will remove the adhesive tape so that you can use the paper again.
- Stick a small botton at the end of the roll of the adhesive tape. When you use the tape, the end will be easy to find and you can remove the button.
- If you have no bubble wrap for packing fragile items, use egg cartons or stale popcorns to line the box and prevent breakage.
- Change the colour of cut flowers, by adding a little food colouring to warm water, and placing stems in the solution. Use pale coloured blooms and not too much colouring.
These few handy tips can go a long way to help you obtain better housekeeping skills.