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keep those insects away

Here’s a handy and easy to prepare insect repellent that is safe on most skins, even babies. Use equal amounts of dettol, baby oil and water. Mix together and put into a spray bottle ans spray on to a makeup remover pad or similar so you can wipe it on to small children without the…..

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Clean your trainers

Remove any excess dirt with a soft shoe brush or old toothbrush Wash with a sponge or soft cloth dipped in soapy water till clean. Use your soft brush or old toothbrush to tackle any stains that the cloth won’t remove. Try not to soak the shoes too much Scrunch up old newspapers and stuff…..

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How to get oil out of a sheepskin boot

There are a couple of ways of doing this. Talcum powder will absorb the oil so cover the oil stain with talc.  Press it in gently and leave it for about 20 minutes.  Shake the talcum powder off (don’t rub it hard). Repeat if necessary. Soak the boot in lukewarm water with 2-3 drops of…..

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How to wash new teatowels

Soozie has written: “I have bought some new tea towels and dish cloths.I washed them before use but they’re no good!!! When i try to clean up water with the dish cloths or wipe the dishes with the tea towels it’s like using a plastic bag. the material doesn’t absorb the moisture. In my Nana’s…..

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