A few hints that can be useful in your home

Would you use these hints in your home?

Would you use these hints in your home?

Would you use these hints in your home? (Photo: Well+Good)

As a woman you probably have some secret tips and hints that you use in your home. Here is a few hints that can also be useful to you.

Don’t throw away your eggshells – dry them in a 120°C oven for 20-30 minutes, then grind finely in a food processor or mortar and pestle and add them to your worm farm, or compost, or dig them into the garden.


Before poaching or frying eggs, put them in hot water for a couple of minutes before cracking them. This way they won’t spread too much and will maintain a good shape when cooked. D. Bowden, Rosebud, Vic.

Before throwing out an ’empty’ marker pen or highlighter, soak the tip in methylated spirits until a little ink appears in the solution. Often, the tip has simply dried out while there’s still ink in the pen. Store pens tip down.

Would you use these hints in your home?


To remove dried blood from a dry-clean only mattress topper, mix 1 tablespoon cornflour, 1 teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon hydrogen peroxide into a paste. Leave on stain for 1 hour, rub with a toothbrush until stain fades. Wipe off any residue with damp cloth.


To clean a ceiling fan, slide a pillowcase over one blade at a time, sandwich blade between your hands and pull the pillowcase towards you, depositing dust into the case.

Natural leather chamois makes a long lasting and inexpensive cleaning cloth for your phone screen – just cut a small piece and keep it in your phone case.


To clean marble and granite benchtops, combine 60ml methylated spirits and 3-4 drops dishwashing liquid in a 500ml spray bottle, top with water, shake, spray on benches and buff with a microfibre cloth.


Place a layer of lemon slices under a piece of fish on a barbecue plate or grill to prevent it from sticking – and add a delicious flavour!


When summer heat makes it impossible to sleep comfortably, fill a hot water bottle with iced water and place it under your ankles or knees – it will help to cool your entire body.


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