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    Quote Originally Posted by relle View Post
    A well known washing powder/liquid manufacturer sales person once told my dad that you only need half the amount of washing powder/liquid to what it says on the box/bottle. He said they tell u to use more so u buy more. It apparently also adds extra years to the life of your washing machine too.
    I mentioned this before else where but a friend in the know (who works for top name brand company) said that when buying a washing machine go the 5, 6, 7kg etc instead of the 5 1/2, 6 1/2, 7 1/2kg washer because the only difference between them is the agitator and price tag. There is no actual size difference of the bowl and its a scam of sorts apparantly.

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    White vinegar and bi carb is awesome for lots of cleaning. I use it to get grubby hand prints off the walls

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    Use bicarb when you shampoo after a chlorine swim, stops hair getting that shiny green look


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    to clean a really dirty thermos or bottle put rice and water in it & shake.

    Never put any milky drinks in a beer glass, it leaves a film on the glass, unless you wash it in REALLY hot water.

    run a load of vinegar in your washing machine softener part to clean it out.

    Put a little bowl/tray of bi-carb soda in the fridge & cupboard to absorb smells

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    Bananas near any other fruit - it will ripen them quicker (or use it to ripen fruit quicker hehe)
    Onions near potatoes (they ripen each other!)

    Eucalyptus oils is good for anything sticky.

    I have more but can't think of any more right now!

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    If you have a textured bench (ie. textured laminate) and there's stains on it from spices like turmeric, or old coffee stains etc there's a very easy way to get it off.
    Put some water on the surface and pour bi-carb onto it. Make a slurry by using your fingers to mix the water and bicarb, it should be like a paste.

    Then massage the bench top with your fingertips until the stain is gone. Usually doesn't take long, it works as a gentle exfoliate and hasn't yet failed me with red wine stains, turmeric stains, or coffee stains that DH has left on the bench under a chopping board for a day or two without me noticing!
    Should it not clear away straight away, let the bi-carb sit for a minute or two (add more water if you need to, to prevent it from drying out while it works it's magic) and then start rubbing it again.

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    use an emery board to sharpen your tweezers, it makes them almost like new

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenhorn View Post
    Don't store:
    Bananas near any other fruit - it will ripen them quicker (or use it to ripen fruit quicker hehe)
    Apparently if you remove all the bananas from the hand they last longer.

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    Oh oh oh I love stuff like this!

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    If you get oil or grease on clothes put dish washing liquid on it as the molecules mix and will remove the stain straight away.

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    Subscribing so I can refer back when need be... These are fantastic!


 

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