Saturday, 21 January 2012


I am a big vat of useless information, seriously you would be stunned with some of the crap I know, but now and again I can surprise people with some amazing tips.  If I hear something which is of great use then I make a mental note and it is filed into my memory forever.  My husband thinks I am a freak because I do remember the littlest snippets of information.  If you ever need a 'Phone a Friend' you know where I am.
So out of my mental archives here are some cool tips which you may find rather useful.


We all have them to wipe our kitchen worktops with and we all buy the latest anti-bacterial super duper surface spray which kills 99.99% of all known germs, to use them with.  But do you ever look at your cloth afterwards and think 'eugh' it looks dirty?  You may even see your husband place said dirty cloth back onto the draining board scrunched up and then re-use it later without giving it a swill of hot water.  Whilst your dishcloth is sat scrunched up it will be festering and reproducing bacteria in the lovely warmth of your kitchen. 

kitchen cleaning

A sure way to eradicate these little germs is to rinse cloth through after use and place in microwave on full power for 30 seconds.  Always drape the steaming hot cloth over the tap.  Don't fold it up or scrunch it because the bacteria likes the warmth in the folds of material to multiply upon once it gets back to room temperature.

A Pint Of the Good Stuff

You know when you are using your biro and for some freaky reason you manage to mark your clothes with some blue ink.  Yeah I don't know how I manage to do it either but more often than not I will accidentally glide a nice line on the leg of my jeans.  And men who wear shirts for work always manage to scrawl a nice bit of ink on their bright white cotton arms, without fail.
bright whites

Now I have not got a clue how this works, but it does.  Before you load the graffitied item into your washing machine give the ink stain a splash of milk then wash as normal in your machine and you will then have a ink free garment again.  Mental innit?  Milk somehow shifts the stain.  I heard this tip on the radio many years ago and I was astonished to find it actually worked.

Hope you are having a great weekend and happy cleaning!!

Teresa x