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Tip of the Week - Camera Tip

Posted in 'Tips' on September 1, 2009

If you are taking your camera on a day out or on holidays with you. Take the first photo of your name and phone number so if you lose it, it can be returned.

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Isocol - Thank goodness you live in the bathroom

Posted in 'Cleaning' on September 4, 2009

Last weekend my daughter was very excited about wearing a new outfit. Being that spring has sprung, all of her outfits are new as she has gone up a clothes size. She went next door to play with the neighbours kids and when she came home there was a huge purple stamp mark in the middle of her shirt in the shape of Dora the Explorer. Great. New outfit, worn once and now it's only fit for kindy.

Usually when I have washing issues or stains that I can't get out, I just send them over to mum to fix (she's good like that), but this time I was cranky about her ruining a new outfit so I was determined to fix it myself. I googled the stain and came up with the solution - rubbing alcohol (known in our house as Isocol)

It was great. I just put the shirt on an old towel, poured some isocol on a rag and started rubbing. Sure enough, in a minute or two, the stain was gone. I was quite pleased with myself. As she is going to start school next year, I'd better make sure I am well stocked with Isocol from now on!


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Tip of the Week - Recipe Book

Posted in 'Tips' on September 9, 2009

If you don't have much bench space in your kitchen, clip your recipe book to a skirt hanger and hang it on one of your top cupboards doorknobs. It should sit at eye level and be easy to read.

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Tip of the Week - Rubbish Bin Liner Tip

Posted in 'Tips' on September 15, 2009
My husband is always complaining that when I take the rubbish out, I forget to put a new liner in the bin. So now I keep half a dozen liners in the bottom of the bin so that when I take the full bag out, I can immediately reline the bin.

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Tip of the Week - Flower Pollen Tip

Posted in 'Cleaning' on September 23, 2009

Have you ever bushed up against a bunch of flowers and then realised that you were covered in pollen that stained your hands and clothes?

Next time this happens, don't try and brush it off - it will just rub it in and you'll end up with stains all over you. Instead take some sticky tape and dab it on. This will lift the pollen off.

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Tip of the Week - Flower Pollen Tip #2

Posted in 'Cleaning' on September 29, 2009

As a follow up to last weeks tip about how to get flower pollen off without staining, here is a tip to prevent it happening in the first place... before you put the flowers in a vase, use some hairspray on the stamens to hold the pollen in place.

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