beneficial things in daily life…

These are very useful and easy methods to solve daily problems. Why not giving a try and let us know either the following ways are really effective or not.

From my mail box:

Ants Problem:
Keep the skin of cucumbers near the place or ant hole.

To get pure and clean ice:
Boil water first before freezing.

To make the mirror shine:
Clean with spirit.

To remove chewing gum from clothes:
Keep the cloth in the freezer for an hour.

To whiten white clothes:
Soak white clothes in hot water with a slice of lemon for 10 minutes 10.

To give a shine to hair:
Add one teaspoon of vinegar to hair, then wash hair.

To get maximum juice out of lemons:
Soak lemons in hot water for one hour, and then juice them.

To avoid smell of cabbage while cooking:
Keep a piece of bread on the cabbage in the vessel while cooking.

To rid the smell of fish from your hands:
Wash your hands with a little apple vinegar.

To avoid tears while cutting onions:
Chew gum.

To boil potatoes quickly:
Skin one potato from one side only before boiling.

To boil eggs quickly:
Add salt to the water and boil.

To check freshness of fish:
Put it in a bowl of cold water. If the fish floats, it’s fresh.

To check freshness of eggs:
Put the egg in water. If it becomes horizontal, it’s fresh. If it becomes slanting, its 3-4 days old. If it becomes vertical, its 10 days old. If it floats, it’s stale.

To remove ink from clothes:
Put toothpaste on the ink spots generously and let it dry completely, then wash.

To skin sweet potatoes quickly:
Soak in cold water immediately after boiling.

To get rid of mice or rats:
Sprinkle black pepper in places where you find mice or rats. They will run away.

p/s: I do believe that the usage of synthetic chemicals is not ‘green’ toward our mother earth

-nash-
Vocabularies:
豹「ひょう」 (hyou) – leopard
ねずみじか (nezumijika) – mouse deer
カンガル (kangaru) – kangaroo
蝙蝠「こうもり」 (koumori) – bat
縞馬「しまうま」 (shimauma) – zebra

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2 thoughts on “beneficial things in daily life…

  1. Aina August 15, 2008 at 11:26 am

    Thanks for the petua semut tu, memang ada semut kat rumah akak, tapi semut kecik, dia minum air kosong jer, tak kacau makanan lain, not even gula. Is this a new species of semut? Semut pun dah pandai jaga kesihatan, tak makan gula, minum air kosong jer…semut zaman cyber ni.

    mungkin gula tu ada campur chemical dan bukan 100% pure sugar…sbb tu tak makan…

  2. lina August 15, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    hahaha… semut kan rumah saya pun suka minum air kosong. Pelik jugak…

    sbb air bergula di msia manis sgt kot…sampaikan semut pun takut ke kencing manis…hehe

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