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Post by polgara on 2nd May 2011, 11:34 am

If postage stamps or labels stick together cover with thin papaer & press lightly with a warm iron.

Wrap dead batteries in tinfoil & leave in a moderate oven, small battery 20mins, large battery 30 mins.

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Post by Dandelion on 2nd May 2011, 2:54 pm

Keep a running list of food you notice is nearing its use by date and pin it up where you will see it (the list not the food!). You can incorporate this food into dishes you are planning and avoid wasting it.

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Post by polgara on 2nd May 2011, 3:50 pm

Good idea, I usually just bring them to the front of the shelf when I put new items in.

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Post by polgara on 5th May 2011, 10:01 pm

To make rubber gloves last longer, turn them insideout when new & put a strip of sticking plaster across the top of each finger, this will also help to protect your nails.

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Post by mr_sfstk8d on 6th May 2011, 1:30 pm

Along the lines of the rubber gloves, if you're using the thick, heavy duty ones, i.e. electrical insulated, industrial, or heavy farm work there are a few things to make them hold up longer and be easier to use.

First, you can put a fine talc powder on your hands or "blown" into the gloves to make them easier on/off to reduce that stress on your hands and the gloves. Also makes them more comfortable to wear. There are commercial products for this called Frictionless Glove Powder.

Also, wearing a thin cotton glove liner (think light weight ladies summer glove) helps with ease of wear as well as absorbing moisture. Helps keep a grip too, when your hands get sweaty after a while.

Keep them clean and dry between uses. Turn inside out or just turn the cuff if it will keep its shape (heavier gloves) to let dry out between uses. This will prolong their life. Less smelly too.

You should check for holes if you're using them for irritating chemicals, like toilet cleaners, etc. There is commercial equipment for this in industrial settings, but some checks are easy to do at home. First, you can do the light leak test. Put a flash light (torch) into the cuff end and see if any pinhole leaks shine through. Second, you can do a 'quick and dirty' air check by blowing into the cuff then rolling it. Don't bunch it up like a bread sack, roll it like a rolled out pastry. If it loses air, it has holes.
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Post by polgara on 9th May 2011, 8:35 pm

Waxe cereal packets cut into circles make good covers for home-made jam.

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Post by polgara on 16th May 2011, 2:55 pm

Make a bathmat with the best bits of worn out towels

Toilet bags for the family out of a cheap plastic tablecloth, or line a cotton bag with an old plastic table cloth.

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Post by polgara on 4th June 2011, 3:50 pm

Store soap for several weeks before, it lasts longer.

Instead of buying pram sheets, use a pillow case.

If childrens paints get hard, add a drop or 2 glycerine on each square & leave a couple of hours. I will have to that as some of my paints are hard!!

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Post by Dandelion on 4th June 2011, 6:41 pm

polgara wrote:Store soap for several weeks before, it lasts longer.


It does work - I have a net bag which oranges came in - I put the soap in there and hang it in the airing cupboard. It doesn't go as soft when it's wet then.

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Post by polgara on 20th June 2011, 5:39 pm

A corner cut from an old envelope makes a good book mark.
Nice activity for kids as they can decorate them as well.

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Post by polgara on 30th June 2011, 3:32 pm

If you are on your own during the day, fill a flsk with boiling water & you have hot water for drinks without boiling the kettle.

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Post by Jaded Green on 30th June 2011, 4:11 pm

I do this sometimes especially as we are on Economy 7 electricity and I can boil the kettle before 8am. It is really good not just as a green economy, but when you want a cup of coffee, all you have to do is make it straight away. What's left at the end of the day goes into the washing up bowl.
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