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Lil's handy household hints

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lilachardy, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. BertieBassett2

    BertieBassett2 Star commenter

    It was me!! You couldn't make it up! (Well obviously, someone did....)
    InkyP likes this.
  2. silkywave

    silkywave Lead commenter

    While painting the fence why not do your hair as well (autumn gold) ?
  3. Incommunicado

    Incommunicado Occasional commenter

    If ever you are stroking lions or tigers, make sure that you rub their fur the way it lies naturally. If you rub it the 'wrong' way, it tends to irritate them.
    cissy3 and primarycat like this.
  4. Bedlam3

    Bedlam3 Star commenter

    When coming out of the loft always remember to leave the light on when you close the hatch. You can turn it off when you go back up there in 8 months time and then look forward to a lower electricity bill.
    mothorchid, emerald52, nomad and 7 others like this.
  5. Incommunicado

    Incommunicado Occasional commenter

    Carpets last a lot longer and keep their looks if you keep them rolled up in your garage.
  6. rosievoice

    rosievoice Star commenter

    When using a landline, always remember to "hang up" properly. It's most annoying to discover the two minute chat with one's elderly mother has racked up over 8 hours. :(:mad:
  7. Sundaytrekker

    Sundaytrekker Star commenter

    Never throw away old paint pots or aerosols. One day, when you’ve gone, your offspring can enjoy trying to dispose of them.
  8. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    Make sure you don't throw away biodegradable carrier bags. It's so much more fun to watch them disintegrate into a billion flakes before your eyes.
  9. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Not when I have put a dozen of them in the cupboard under the kitchen sink and then discovered them a year or so later.
  10. bonxie

    bonxie Lead commenter

    The biodegradable plastic wrapped around mail that you've kept in a 'to be dealt with at some point' pile for far too long makes an impressive amount of unexpected confetti when you try to go through the post to decide if anything is worth reading.
  11. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Always leave elderly anglers to peg down their umbrellas and forget how far out the ropes are set when they are organising their rods.
    primarycat likes this.
  12. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    A genuine hint!

    A plastic milk bottle top makes an excellent make-shift plug.
    Discovered by accident, but it's held the water for an hour.
    Dragonlady30 and rosievoice like this.
  13. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    Bumped up by popular request.
    Unfortunately the best parts of the thread have been trimmed away by TES.

    The best tip I can offer today is to switch the kettle on at the wall as well as on the kettle to enjoy a much nicer cup of tea.
  14. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    A plastic milk bottle top placed in a stream makes an excellent Katanga Canyon type theme park ride for ants.
  15. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    Spending hours reading threads here successfully diverts you away from report writing.
  16. silkywave

    silkywave Lead commenter

    I am not very good at ironing. It takes me some time to realise the iron isn’t turned on.
    guinnesspuss, cissy3 and lilachardy like this.
  17. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Thank you lilachardy.
    guinnesspuss likes this.
  18. josienig

    josienig Star commenter

    Ensure that you must spend Wednesday cooking up a storm by not closing the freezer door properly on Tuesday morning :mad:
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2019
  19. Bedlam3

    Bedlam3 Star commenter

    If the nozzle of your aerosol can seems to be clogged up give it a good shake, peer closely into the little hole in the nozzle and press to see if it works now.
  20. ms honey

    ms honey Occasional commenter

    When using the hob on the first day of your caravan holiday don't bother to remove the glass cover, just let it heat up and watch it shatter

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