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  • Small stains on carpets. Wet nylon tights and rub the stain.


  • Bath stains. Make a paste of cream of tartar and lemon juice and spread it on the stain leaving it to dry then rinse off.


  • Clean a kettle with a lemon cut up in chunks and boiled in the kettle.


  • Hard paint brushes can be soaked in boiling vinegar.


  • Chewing gum can be removed by hardening it first by using ice and then removing with a blunt knife.


  • Stickers on wood can be removed by coating the area in white vinegar and then scraping the stickers off after it has soaked in.


  • Oven shelves, trays, gas hob rings etc. Place them in a bath of hot water with a couple of cups of washing powder. Leave to soak for an hour or so and then wash in the normal way with washing up liquid and hot water.


  • Chrome. Just put a few drops of baby oil in a small amount of water and then wipe over chrome. Buff up with a dry soft cloth.


  • Windows can be cleaned by using a rolled up newspaper.


  • Clean windows on a dull day as sunlight is prone to dry the glass too quickly leaving smears.


  • Oven spills can be cleaned by sprinkling salt immediately onto them. Then once the oven has cooled, the burnt on food can be cleaned off with a damp sponge.


  • Tomato based food stains on plastic containers can be greatly reduced by rubbing the inside of them with vegetable oil before filling them up.


  • To remove dents in carpets made by heavy furniture.  Place an ice cube on the marks.  Hoover when dry.


  • Lemon juice mixed with brasso helps to brighten brass and keep it clean for longer.


  • Stained saucepans can often be cleaned by cooking rhubarb or apple peelings in them.


  • Door seals on washing machines and dishwashers. It is advisable to clean them regularly to make sure that they stay watertight.


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