Here I will try to share any money/time saving tips that I have found to be useful each month.
Do feel free to share yours also if you don’t mind me keeping the list updated!
( I will of course name you as the author of your tip!)
NEW TIPS MAY 2011
If like me you only ever drive beaten up second-hand old bangers, then this might be useful to you, get rid of those nasty niffs, vis a vis previous owner chain-smoking, dampness pongs in bad weather , baby milk spillages going bad in hot summers, by making up a solution of warm water and a few drops of your choice of Lavender, Tea Tree, Lemon, Rose etc, any essential oil you have/like, dip a cloth in it, wring it well and wipe all plastic surfaces inside the car!
If the niff is really bad, then sprinkle a few drops of chosen oil on the seat edges (where clothes unlikely to come into contact!)
Works everytime for me, nasty niffs gone, driving through a mist of exotic whiffs, hello! MibsXX
Back to the good old Milton again, my little flat has a horrible bathroom, and I got sick and tired of looking at grey/brown grouting around the tiles, half an hour some neat Milton and a sponge scourer later, hey presto, gleaming white grouting! MibsXX
Wax Crayons On Walls
If your little darling is prone to the same artistic tendencies as mine, then this tip is very useful, to easily remove the artwork from painted walls, spray a little furniture polish on the offending scribbles, wait a couple of minutes then gently wipe off with a dry cloth! MibsXX
Posh Pudding Pots
If any of you buy those posh puds that have glass dishes, ( I was lucky enough to win a bunch of Gü puds last year!) as they can be used again and again to make and serve your own puds, dips, sauces etc. Another great use I discovered recently was they balance perfectly on top of a radiator for Fragrance Bar/essential oils vapourizing! MibsXX
When these become impossible to sharpen, place pencils into freezer for a couple of hours, this enables you to sharpen them without that pesky breaking up that you usually get, thus allowing you to actually use the whole pencil! MibsXX