There are some things in life that you’re just meant to know. Like how to sew on a button or polish the silver. But who teaches us these things? It’s these little tricks that were lost long ago, along with eight-hour days and Friday night TV. So this week, we’ve been looking at some genuinely brilliant tips for how to keep a happy home. Here are just a few:
1. 1. Stuck for a rolling pin in your next baking venture? Just use a wine bottle. We’ve all got a few of them hanging around.
2. 2. Pet stolen your favourite chair and left enough hair to knit a jumper? Put on a pair of damp rubber gloves and run your hand over the place in question. Better luck next time, kitty!
3. 3. Baking soda is essential for many a household task and here’s one. If you’re carpets are getting a bit whiffy, just sprinkle the powerful powder all over and leave for a few hours before vacuuming.
4. 4. Keep your sheets crease-free by pegging all along the line to keep them taught when they’re hanging out to dry.