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Top Tips X 12 – No Tools Handy – Try One of these Instead.

1 Use a dime instead of a slotted screwdriver.
2 Use the tip of a potato peeler instead of Phillips-head screwdriver.
3 Use a cotton bud for small paint touch ups.
4 Use an emery board as a mini sander.
5 Use any empty detergent, laundry or soda bottle for a funnel. Just cut where needed.
6 Use a square type mason jar filled ¾ full with water to utilize as a spirit level.
7 Save straight edged cardboard from packaging to use as paint shields to protect walls or baseboards.
8 Use an old piece of hosiery to strain lumpy paint.
9 Cut a large X in an old tennis ball and place on top of a hammer if you need a mallet.
10 Use an old sock on one end of a broom to clean under washing machine, fridge, and oven.
11 Use kitchen scissors for cutting pizza or tortillas.
12 Use a large potato to remove a light bulb if it breaks in the socket, any broken glass will be stick to the potato. Don’t forget to turn off the power first.

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In The Kitchen – Top Tips


If you eat anything too spicy, eat yoghurt, sour cream, or drink some milk to soothe the heat. 

2 No nuts for baked goods, try some crunchy cereal.

3 To make superfine sugar, whirl in blender.

4 To make self-rising flour, add 1 ½ tsp baking powder and 1/8 tsp salt to each cup of flour used.

5 Baking chocolate – unsweetened, 3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 tbsp. butter, oil, or margarine.

6 Baking chocolate – semi-sweetened, 3 tbsps. unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 tbsp. butter, oil or margarine 3 tbsps. of sugar.

7 For breadcrumbs, use any crackers or unsweetened cereal crushed in a bag with a rolling pin or tin can

8 To make a substitute light corn syrup use 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar to 1/3 cup of water until smooth and syrupy.

9 When you need buttermilk for baking, simply add 1 tbsp. lemon juice to 1 cup of milk.

10 To prevent potatoes from turning black after peeling keep under water until needed.

11 Always keep an apple with potatoes to keep fresh.

12 Never store onions and potatoes in the same container.