More useful tips for home and family….


Some of these tips are so obvious it makes you wonder why you didnt think of that? They work too! Of course I strongly suggest putting on Grandma Music if you are doing the boring work of cleaning – music makes everything more fun! Try this one for kicks – The Silly Kwela – that will get a bounce in your step!

Blood stains on clothes?  Not to worry!  Just pour a little hydrogen peroxide on a cloth and proceed to wipe off every drop of blood.  Works
every time!  (Now, where to put the body?)

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Use vertical strokes when washing windows outside and horizontal for  inside  windows.
  This way you can tell which side has the streaks.. Straight vinegar will get outside windows really clean.  Don’t wash windows on a sunny day.  They will dry too quickly and will probably streak.
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Spray a bit of perfume on the light bulb
in any room to create a lovely a light scent in each room when the light is turned on. A lot less expensive than using perfume sticks or freshener spray! Of course it depends how expensive your perfume is….
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Place fabric softener sheets in dresser drawers
and your clothes will smell freshly washed for weeks to come.  You can also do this with towels and linen. [Bars of toilet soap with wrapping removed also work beautifully.   Once they’re thoroughly dried out they last longer in the bathroom].

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Candles will last a lot longer if placed in the freezer
for at least 3 hours prior to burning.
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To clean artificial flowers,
pour some salt into a paper bag and add the flowers.  Shake vigorously as the salt will absorb all the dust and dirt
and leave your artificial flowers looking like new!  Works like a charm! However I personally have a thing about artificial flowers – and only use the fresh kind.
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To easily remove burnt on food from your skillet
, simply add a drop or two of dish soap and enough water to cover bottom of pan, and bring to a boil on stove top.
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Spray your TUPPERWARE with nonstick cooking spray
before pouring in tomato based sauces and there won’t be any stains. I do this all the time and it works great!!


About Grandma

I have reinvented myself many times during my life -teacher, lawyer, business woman, CEO, Entrepreneur, Board member, Professor, Mom, Wife, Farmer, Chef, Musician, Author and now my best role of all - Grandma to multiple grandchildren, grandnephews and nieces worldwide.
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