Category: Household Tips

  • How to spot a bad egg

    How to spot a bad egg

    It would be handy if eggs could let us know when they’ve gone bad – maybe by flashing red or whistling the national anthem. Unfortunately GM doesn’t seem to have got to that stage yet. The good news is there’s another, very simple way to separate the good from the bad. All you have to…

  • 7 tips to keep your garden happy this autumn and beyond

    7 tips to keep your garden happy this autumn and beyond

    With summer now gone (if you ignore last weekend) I wanted to pass on some timely gardening tips that were recently sent in by two of our green fingered readers. Thanks go to Mr and Mrs Wright for these: 1. Hang on to your autumn leaves. Keep them seperate from your compost. Once they’ve rotted…

  • How to survive a water shortage

    How to survive a water shortage

    We expect to have access to water 24/7 – and frankly with the amount we pay for our water bills, so we should. But every once in a while pipes burst, leak and get clogged so it’s best to be prepared in case of an emergency. While you’re waiting for the problem to be fixed…

  • 3 unusual uses for Coca Cola

    3 unusual uses for Coca Cola

    Coke often gets a bad press, but here are 3 lesser known uses for the fizzy black drink you may not have come across… 1. Soothe a hangover/upset stomach The coke needs to be flat for this to work, so try and keep a bottle that’s been open for a few days in the fridge.…

  • 5 little known uses for coffee filters…

    5 little known uses for coffee filters…

    Coffee filters are great for, er making coffee, but they do have a number of other less well known uses… Here are my top 5 coffee filter tips: Photography – use it to create a softer flash Camera flashes can often give off quite a harsh light. Try covering the flash with a coffee filter…

  • A great way to get rid of smoke smells

    A great way to get rid of smoke smells

    When I made it into my place on Monday night it stunk of bonfire and gas. The smoke was coming in from the burning cars outside. It’s not, as you can imagine, the best of smells. In fact it got worse because the next morning it smellt strongly of bad feet – an unexpected side…