Do not store fruits and vegetables such as cucumbers and tomatoes in the refrigerator; as they will lose strength, flavor and vitamins.
Store unwashed carrots, peppers, lettuce, radishes, spinach broccoli, cauliflower, sweet peppers in the refrigerator. If they are left out of the refrigerator, they will lose moisture quickly and become wrinkled and rubbery.
Potatoes, garlic and onions store separately in cool, dark and dry place, out of direct sunlight. Air flow is very important for them. Place and store them in a plastic bag with holes in it, a basket or a ventilated box.
One trick for storing sweet onion is using pantyhose or nylon stockings. Put an onion into a stocking and knot it off. Repeat the same way with other onions knotting the nylon, so they are all separated and do not touch each other.
Apples, peaches, apricots, nectarines store in a cool dry place. Do not refrigerate.
Too much fruits and vegetables can be stored in the freezer. Cut everything in small pieces and place them in airtight containers or plastic freezer bags for use later.
To save your money the best thing you can do is to buy in smaller quantities and use them sooner.
Hot water bottles can give you not only feeling of warmth, comfort and relief from the back and muscles pain, but they can also cause serious burns.
To avoid severe burns never:
- fill your hot water bottle with boiling water. Let the water cool a little before using. If the water is too hot for you to touch, then it is too hot for the bottle.
- Never leave the hot water bottle on your skin for more than 20 minutes.
- Always use a cover or wrap a towel around the bottle to prevent contact burns.
- Never lean on, roll on, press against or lie on a hot water bottle.
How to save your nylons, pantyhose or tights if you have a hole in them? To fix a hole in the tights which hasn’t started to run helps a clear nail polish that prevent the hole from turning into a run. Just paint the edges of the hole with clear nail polish. Let it dry. Just in case carry a bottle of clear nail polish in your bag!
Use refill packs for household cleaners such as laundry soap, bathroom cleaners, multi-surface cleaners, air fresheners or cotton swab. Refilling saves much of the plastic packaging and is therefore environmentally friendly and economical.
Microfiber cloths have a very good cleaning efficiency and clean residue free; sometimes you do not even need additional washing agents. Microfiber materials are able to penetrate surface pores and remove dust particles with 99% bacteria reduction. The microfiber mopping system uses less water and washing agents, thus it reduces the amount of water and chemicals handled.