HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

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Post by Stanley » 29 Jun 2019, 05:23

For obvious reasons, the tops of high cupboards in the kitchen are dust and dirt traps. Every now and then it's a good thing to give them a bit of attention....
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Post by Wendyf » 29 Jun 2019, 06:13

I put sheets of newspaper on the tops of my cupboards.

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Post by Stanley » 29 Jun 2019, 06:31

What a good idea! Never thought of that Wendy and I shall start doing it!
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Post by PanBiker » 29 Jun 2019, 08:57

I have the advantage that the tops of mine are boxed in as they are on the boiler flue run. :smile:
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Post by Stanley » 30 Jun 2019, 02:47

Yes, but they are so useful as shelves!
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Post by Julie in Norfolk » 30 Jun 2019, 07:32

Possibly a cheat for this thread, but I thought I would post it anyway. If you have lightly or heavily tea stained cups or mugs, bicarb of soda and a little water mixed to a paste inside the cup will bring them up sparkling. Oh I wish I'd known this before. :surprised:
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Post by Stanley » 30 Jun 2019, 07:49

Julie, I do the same thing every morning with a drop of bleach and boiling water. Does exactly the same thing.....
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Post by Wendyf » 30 Jun 2019, 07:53

My mum used to use a Steradent tablet for that job. :biggrin2: I'm blessed with a dishwasher which brings them up sparkling all the time!

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Post by PanBiker » 30 Jun 2019, 08:05

I use bleach as well on my favourite pot but also have the dishwasher which it goes through on occasion. :smile:
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Post by plaques » 30 Jun 2019, 08:19

Over time bleach will remove the glass coating making them stain quicker and eventually becoming porous. Be careful with the strength that you use.

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Post by Big Kev » 30 Jun 2019, 09:01

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I reckon this tip says a lot :-)
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Post by Marilyn » 30 Jun 2019, 09:05

A Steradent tablet in a bucket of warm water will clean your net curtains beautifully.
I don't have false teeth....but my Mum swore by this. ( she was a heavy smoker and had to wash her nets regularly).
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Post by Stanley » 01 Jul 2019, 02:28

Maz, I have that problem now.....
That applies to my airing rack in the kitchen Kev, doesn't need any leccy and never catches fire....
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Post by Marilyn » 01 Jul 2019, 03:10

My husband swears he gets a rash every time we spend money...

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Post by Stanley » 01 Jul 2019, 05:38

Tell Dave I believe him! I have to circle round these decisions but once I have decided I dismiss the well-founded caution based on years of living on a tight budget. It's hard to diminish the cushion once you have built it up!
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Post by Stanley » 02 Jul 2019, 03:19

If you have some project or task in hand, always a good thing to get all your ducks in a row. This includes reading the instructions for a new appliance!
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Post by Stanley » 03 Jul 2019, 04:25

If you find yourself under attack batten down the hatches and don't do anything strenuous!
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Post by Stanley » 04 Jul 2019, 02:54

And that includes eating too much..... A doctor once told me that the hardest work our bodies normally do is digest a big meal.... Add to that fighting off a sudden infection. The conclusion is obvious, eat less but enough to keep you going.
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Post by Stanley » 05 Jul 2019, 04:06

We all have good days and bad ones. Don't let the less acceptable ones sap your optimism! On the whole what we have to report is progress and good for us!
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Post by Tizer » 05 Jul 2019, 09:19

It's important to always being looking ahead to the next good thing and not just brooding on problems in the short-term. Mrs Tiz remembers Roald Dahl giving a talk to the kids at the school where she taught. He described how he suffered depression until he re-discovered what he called his `look foward'.

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Post by Stanley » 06 Jul 2019, 02:47

Interesting, I have always done that automatically. It's a good strategy! There are times when it is the only defence.
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I got news yesterday from John Youngman that a very good friend from the Ellenroad days has been struck down by dementia. A most intelligent man and at one time he had the chance to join the team that eventually produced 'Monty Python' but went in another direction. Dementia takes some weighing up and is most unfair. If you are OK thank your lucky stars.
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Post by Stanley » 08 Jul 2019, 03:32

I'm not a spender but it strikes me that occasionally it is necessary to maintain standards. I am very comfortable with my new oven and the colander and sieves! I recommend a bit of retail therapy to you all when you reach the stage where you can justify it. The sky does not fall!
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Post by Stanley » 09 Jul 2019, 03:27

I have an early appointment at Airedale today and this involves managing both my life and Jack's. One of the many occasions when a good routine and early rising makes for a relaxed day. I recommend the principle to you all, there's enough stress in life today without increasing it by being in a rush or late! {Smug......}
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Post by Stanley » 10 Jul 2019, 02:48

When you are under attack there is a lot to be said for sleep.....
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