The hook-and-loop fastener looses its efficiency when it gets soiled with dust, hair and lint.
First, wash the hook-and-loop fastener with warm soapy water to clean grease and dirt. Then take a fine-tooth comb and start combing out along the rows in one direction.
The rest can be removed easily with your fingers or tweezers. You can comb out the dirt with a stiff toothbrush or any brush with hard bristles as well.
Always keep your hook-and-loop fastener fastened when washing garments or shoes. To decrease the number of dust, spray the hook-and-loop fastener with antistatic spray.
How to protect buttons during washing
Use laundry bags to wash delicate clothes
How to stop new shoes from staining socks
Sometimes new shoes can cause staining your socks and stockings. If this occurs with your new shoes, it’s rather frustrating. A simple trick helps you to stop new shoes from staining socks. Sprinkle some talcum powder or baby powder inside the shoe and rub talcum into the leather with a dry cloth. Talcum protects shoes from staining and keeps your feet dry. Repeat the manipulation if needed.
How to keep ribbons tidy to prevent them from getting entangled. You can recycle a TIC TAC container to store ribbons tidy.
Reuse plastic packages as containers for a different purpose
To be sure if an egg is still good to consume, make a test.
How to test the freshness of an egg by using cold water. Pour some cold water in a bowl, place eggs into it and wait a few seconds.
- If eggs sink to the bottom of the bowl, they are fresh and can be consumed.
- Eggs sink but stand up. Such eggs should be used immediately.
- If eggs float at the surface, they are bad.
How to store fresh eggs?
By storing eggs with the fat end pointed downward, the eggs stay fresh longer. Store eggs in the original carton container in the fridge.
Want to surprise your family members? Use fruits and vegetables to create exciting compositions and crafts. Here are simple and easy tomatoes for darling.
You need: Cherry tomatoes, a knife and tooth picks.
Cut tomatoes as shown.
Make a heart and stick them together with a tooth pick.
Portional fruits baskets for a picnic or a birthday party
Create your own ideas and send them here. We publish the best ones.
Keep electric light bulbs free from dust. Light bulbs can get very dusty. Wipe off the bulb regularly. Light bulbs free of dust shine 10-15% brighter than the dusty ones.
Saving electricity: Energy saving light bulbs save money
In order to keep bread fresh for a long time, it is necessary to cut a loaf into slices and divide into portions.
Wrap sliced bread tightly in foil. Then place it in the freezer. When storing bread in the freezer, make sure that the bread is well wrapped.
You can store bread in the freezer for 3-4 months. Before use remove the foil and allow it to thaw at room temperature.
Remember that bread stored in the freezer will dry out and become stale much faster than bread stored at room temperature. Eat your thawed bread within an hour or two.
Use laundry bags to wash delicate clothes. Place the item in a laundry bag and place the entire bag in the washing machine. You can even wash garment with embroidery, items with ornamental buttons or other ornaments. The bag protects the item from being damaged by other items during washing. When washing, turn the garment inside out and put it into a laundry bag or pillowcase.
To protect ornamental, strass or wooden buttons, when washing wrap each button with aluminum foil and tie tightly at the bottom. Instead of foil you can also use a piece plastic bag.
Always turn your clothes inside out before washing. Wash delicate clothes in a special washing bag or pillowcase.
Before grinding run a small amount of fat from the meat or some vegetable oil through the grinder to lubricate the grinding mechanism. To remove grease and meat leftovers in the grinder after use, run a few slices of bread through it. The bread cleans grease and meat stuck in the grinder. Then wash each part in warm soapy water as usual. After rinsing and hand drying, rub the cutting plate and knives with vegetable oil to prevent them from rusting.