Handy Home Hints

Pack plates safely

Pack plates with a foam or paper disposable plate in between to save time wrapping each one individually.

Home-made insect repellent

Mix lemon juice, eucalyptus oil, witch hazel and vanilla extract - dab on skin.

Easy-to-open nail varnish

Put some Vaseline on the ridges of a nail polish bottle, it makes it super easy to open and prevents any nail polish drying that would seal it shut.

Perfectly proportioned cookies

Bake cookie dough in a muffin tin instead of a baking tray – it stops them from spreading out too much, keeping them at a uniform size.

3 tips for travel

  1. Roll up socks and pack inside shoes to save on space..
  2. Turn light-coloured clothing inside-out before packing, to prevent dirty marks.
  3. Roll your clothing instead of folding - it takes less space and means fewer wrinkles.

A lasting flame

To make candles last longer, put them in a plastic bag and place in the freezer for 24 hours before lighting them.

Free fertiliser

The next time you boil or steam vegetables, don’t throw the water down the drain. Pour it over your plants once cooled.

Outside entertaining

Paint garden rocks with glow-in-the-dark paint to brighten up your garden at night.