July 5, 2009 3:20am CST
Ants problem: Keep the skin of cucumbers near the place or ant hole. To get pure and clean ice: Boil water first before freezing. To make mirror shine: Clean with spirit. To remove chewing gum from clothes: Keep the cloth in the freezer for an hour. To whiten white clothes: Soak white clothes in hot water with a slice of lemon for 10 minutes. To give shine to hair: Add one teaspoon of vinegar to hair, then wash hair. To get maximum juice out of lemons: Soak lemons in hot water for one hour, and then juice them. To avoid smell of cabbage while cooking: Keep a piece of bread on the cabbage in the vessel while cooking. To rid the smell of fish from your hands: Wash your hands with a little apple vinegar. To avoid tears while cutting onions: Chew gum. To boil potato quickly: Skin one potato from one side only before boiling. To boil eggs quickly: Add salt to the water and boil. To check freshness of fish: Put it in a bowl of cold water. If the fish floats, it's fresh. To check freshness of eggs: Put the egg in water. If it becomes horizontal, it's fresh. If it becomes slanting, it's 3-4 days old. If it becomes vertical, it's 10 days old. If it floats, it's stale. To skin sweet potato quickly: Soak in cold water after boiling. To get rid of mice or rats: Sprinkle black pepper in places where you find mice or rats. They will run away.