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To clean up milky coffee spill

June 10, 2012 Filed under Tip of the Day

If you spill your takeaway coffee in the car and it starts to smell, sponge the spill area with a weak solution of 1 tablespoon bleach to 1 litre water to get rid of the sour milk smell.

Remove smoking odours

October 23, 2011 Filed under Tip of the Day

If someone smokes in your house, you can remove the smoky odours by putting a shallow bowl of baking soda dissolved in warm water in each of the affected areas for several hours.  The baking soda will absorb the odours.  This is especially effective after a smoky party. It will also work after a smoky fire or if you’ve burnt something and there is a burn smell afterwards.

To clean a vacuum flask

June 30, 2011 Filed under Tip of the Day

If your vacuum flask has developed a nasty smell from being closed up for a long time, pour in 1 tablespoon baking soda and fill with boiling water.  Leave to stand for 15 minutes then rinse well before using.

To clean the inside of your washing machine

September 1, 2010 Filed under Tip of the Day

Mix 1/2 cup baking soda with water till you have a smooth paste.  Rub the inside of the washing machine bowl with the paste.  This will remove stains and odours. Put the rinse cycle on to rinse the bowl before washing clothes again.

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