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Tip of the Week - Glue Tip

Posted in 'Tips' on November 5, 2010

If your kids come home with glue on their uniforms, soak it in brown vinegar overnight. Then give it a light scrub and wash as usual.



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Tip of the Week - Flower Tip

Posted in 'Tips' on November 9, 2010
If you have cut flowers too short for the vase you want to put them in, use plastic drinking straws to extend the length of the stems. Obviously this won't work so well if you are using a clear glass vase. If that's the case, try dropping some marbles or glass beads in the bottom of the vase to raise the height.

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Tip of the Week - Wine Tip

Posted in 'Tips' on November 16, 2010

This week's tip is a "must remember" for this time of year, when friends and family drop in without notice.

To chill bottled wine or beer quickly, soak a tea towel in salty water, wring it out and then wrap it around the bottle. Put it in the freezer for 15 minutes and you'll have cold wine. Hooray!



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Tip of the Week - Glow Sticks

Posted in 'Tips' on November 30, 2010

Glow sticks seem to be in abundance at this time of year. My kids are constantly asking for them at night time. Unfortunately they usually only get to use them for an hour or two before they have to go to bed and it seems like a bit of a waste.

To make them last longer, put them in the freezer till you want to use them again - they will come out still glowing! You can get 2-3 uses out of them before they stop working.



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