Household Hints

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There’s nothing more gratifying to a person who has spent hours on cleaning their house than to get praise for the great job they’ve done in keeping it clean-looking and beautiful. For these people, keeping their house in great shape is one of their burning desires. Finding handy household hints and putting them into action to get their house looking just-so, is what they need.

Household hints can be a boon to any serious homemaker, and you will find that the more serious the homemaker, the more likely it will be that they have their own particular household hints and tricks which they put to good use keeping their house in shape.

But what are household hints? Are they about what you can do to keep your house neat as a pin, or do they tell you what to do in the case of accidental water seepage from your drains? Maybe they tell you how to deal with stains and the removal thereof, or maybe they tell you how best to decorate a room to catch the natural light.

It doesn’t really matter what the household hints are about, the fact of the matter is that all of these things and more can be classified and included as “household hints”. Basically anything that will help you around the house, and which will help you to get your house in order, can be considered as household hints.

For instance tips on how best to unclog a drain can also be thought of as being household hints. This is true even if you’re using your own specialized list of handy household hints, more so even, because the hints that you’re using are tried and tested by you and you know that they work.

Someone could tell you that the best way to keep clothes fresh and away from the moths would be to place mothballs in the closet. But you know better, and you know that the mothballs will only make the clothes smell bad.

You can instead inform this person that you know of a better method to keep the moths away by placing slivers of old used soap in tiny net drawstring bags and hanging them alongside your clothes. Now, not only will the moths stay away but your clothes will also smell nice.

Or if someone asks you on the best way to store fresh herbs and keep them from spoiling within a few days, you can tell them that wrapping them in a slightly damp kitchen towel and placing them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator is the best way to do this.

Or how about if you want to get your entire house smelling fresh and sweet? All you need to do is to place a quart of water on the stove and add a few sticks of cinnamon, some orange peel, and a little grated nutmeg and let it simmer away gently on the stove until the water has evaporated and your house smells heavenly.

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