If you want to protect plants from winter cold and drying out, use polystyrene shield for the potted plants. Rapidly fluctuating temperatures from cold to hot and back can cause significant injury to roots. Place a piece of polystyrene under the pot. It helps against the cold window sill or overheated surfaces caused by the excessive heating during winter months.
Stale bread in the pantry is not a bad thing!
My favorite way to use stale white or whole wheat breads is to transform them into breadcrumbs.
Fresh homemade breadcrumbs taste far better than store-bought breadcrumbs.
You can use breadcrumbs for cooking hamburgers and chopped steak, breaded fish, cordon bleu or various sauces.
Crumble stale bread in the food processor or grate it.
Store breadcrumbs in cool, dry area in the iron can; keep tightly covered after opening. Breadcrumbs can be stored for a long time if they have been stored properly.
When we cut onions, we break cells, releasing enzymes that irritate our eyes. Water helps avoid tears when cutting onions. Put some water in your mouth and let it hang out while chopping. Do not swallow the water, until you finish cutting. Also you can cut onions in the sink under running water.
Use a very sharp knife while cutting onions. A sharp knife will cause less damage to an onion, and fewer irritants will be released.
A tip from the Chef: A sip of white wine will prevent tears when chopping onions.
Fruits and vegetables will be protected from mold while storing, if you put a sponge for washing dishes into the vegetable storage container.To get rid of mold in a storage container, clean it with vinegar water solution to kill mold spores. Wipe the container with vinegar and remove the residue with a dry cloth. Then leave to dry. If possible, dry it in direct sunlight. Vinegar and direct sunlight destroy spores of mold.
To prevent mold, wipe vegetable storage container this way every two weeks.
Your umbrella is a few years old and is not impervious to water any more. You can make it waterproof again. Spray the top and the underside of the umbrella with a hairspray and let it dry completely. Once it is dry, spray a second coat.
Banana peels is a very quick fertilizer for houseplants! If you need to restore a dying plant, this fertilizer will help you very effectively. Pour peels with water and let them stand for a day. After that you can use banana peels again.
If bananas are spoiled and formed dark spots, you can use them for plants. Mash banana with a fork and mix it with a glass of water. Mix thoroughly and let it stand for a bit. Then pour the plant. Attention! Do not use bananas with mold! Take away all flesh pieces.
When a plastic bottle with a cap runs out, don’t throw it away.
Here is a tip how to reuse it and to seal a plastic bag with a bottle cap.
First, take a bottle with a cap. Rinse it and let it dry.
Second, cut the top of the bottle carefully.
Push the bag through the bottle neck and fold it over the edges.
Now you can twist the cap back on.
Read more: How to use an empty shampoo bottle
A cork bulletin board looks old and ugly. Remove an old layer of the cork surface smoothly using sandpaper. Clean the dust and the rest of the cork thoroughly. Then spray the surface with furniture care spray and dab with a cotton swab.
When you are traveling, you may not usually have an opportunity to get an iron. This advice helps to get rid of wrinkles from clothes without using an iron.
- To remove wrinkles from clothes you need to mix three ingredients in equal proportions: vinegar, water and fabric softener. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and mix thoroughly. Spray the mixture over the entire surface of the clothes. Wait for some time till the fabric dries out and releases the wrinkles.
- While washing in the washing machine, always choose the mode “easy iron” for delicate fabrics. The mode “easy iron” reduces crease formation.
- Always shake out clothing before hanging or straighten them with hands to reduce wrinkles.
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