Random Household Tips That Really Work

  • Mothproof clothing by wrapping them in newspapers. Moths apparently dislike the taste of printer’s ink. And newspapers smell a lot better than mothballs.
  • If you have poured too much washing powder into the machine, sprinkle salt into the water to settle the soap suds.
  • Put candles in the freezer before using them. They will last much longer.
  • Buy all your toddler’s socks in the same color. That way you will never have the problem of not being able to find the mythical ‘other sock’.
  • Dig your nails into a bar of soap before doing dirty work. This will prevent dirt from getting under them.
  • Wipe your shoelaces with a wet cloth after tying them. They will stay tied all day.
  • Scrub out a ‘sour’ baby’s bottle a mixture of toothpaste and water.
  • Tie a pair of scissors and tape to a nail in the kitchen. There is nothing worse than trying to wrap a present in a hurry and not being able to lay your hands on any of these.
  • Keep a bag of toys in the car so that there is always amusement at hand for young children.
  • Thread a needle with ease by dipping the end of the thread into colorless nail polish beforehand.
  • Loosen a rusted bolt by applying a cloth soaked in a carbonated soda to the rusted bolt for several minutes.
  • Remove musty and oily odors from the garage floor by spreading grass cuttings on them for a few hours.