Nick's household tips

Things to do and things not to do

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seren nos yn canu    pirate
18/02/2014 at 15:02

hang clothes or fold them straight after drying...means its much easier for the husband or children to do their ironing

18/02/2014 at 15:06

Boil a slice of lemon in water for a couple of minutes to get rid of fish cooking smells..

18/02/2014 at 15:06
seren nos wrote (see)

hang clothes or fold them straight after drying...


.....means you don't have to iron at all.   Honestly, no-one notices.

18/02/2014 at 15:12

Clean dirty marks off walls with Blu Tack or a rolled up bit of bread (don't eat the bread afterwards).

Don't do what my nan used to do and put vinegar in the ketchup to make it go further...

18/02/2014 at 15:23
Nessie wrote (see)
seren nos wrote (see)

hang clothes or fold them straight after drying...


.....means you don't have to iron at all.   Honestly, no-one notices.

It works for me 

(I also only buy clothes that don't need to be ironed.)

18/02/2014 at 15:24

Nick, I'm sure that boiling herrings WOULD get rid of the lemon smell.

18/02/2014 at 15:26
ghost of kittenkat wrote (see)

Do household chores you dislike very badly, eventually whoever you live with will get exasperated enough to do it themselves.

Nb: This may not work if you live on your own.

You've been talking to my husband, haven't you?

18/02/2014 at 16:06

Why not Screama?

I put balsamic vinegar into ketchup.

18/02/2014 at 16:22

Because it becomes all vinegar and no ketchup -  I like vinegar but ketchup is supposed to taste of tomatoes 

18/02/2014 at 16:24

Ah, I just add a little.  Can't find Heinz's balsamic ketchup any more.

seren nos yn canu    pirate
18/02/2014 at 16:25
Wilkie wrote (see)
Nessie wrote (see)
seren nos wrote (see)

hang clothes or fold them straight after drying...


.....means you don't have to iron at all.   Honestly, no-one notices.

It works for me 

(I also only buy clothes that don't need to be ironed.)

 

i never iron......and its up to the family if they want to iron there stuff or not.....most of it doesn't need if it is folded right

M...eldy    pirate
18/02/2014 at 16:29
ghost of kittenkat wrote (see)

Do household chores you dislike very badly, eventually whoever you live with will get exasperated enough to do it themselves.

Nb: This may not work if you live on your own.


Oh it does ... eventually the neighbours get sick of the smell and come round and do it for you

18/02/2014 at 16:39
Cinders wrote (see)

Ah, I just add a little.  Can't find Heinz's balsamic ketchup any more.

That would make a difference. My nan used to use quite a lot - until the ketchup was virtually vinegar in a ketchup bottle. Mind you, she used to boil tinned peas as well...

18/02/2014 at 16:47

When my mum was rabbit sitting for us whilst we were on holiday, she decided the oven needed cleaning. Admittedly it did. Unfortunately she was so vigorous that she dislodged the inner glass of the oven door. The whole inner door needed replacing at (part only) £120!

My tips are:

1. Don't leave parents unattended in the house.

2. Get a cleaner thereby removing any arguments about household chores.

18/02/2014 at 17:00

Knocked over a glass of white wine onto your carpet?  No problem!

Liberally apply red wine to the affected area, and you can be sure that all evidence of the spillage will be gone.

18/02/2014 at 20:55
Spilt a glass of red wine on your carpet?

Drink the rest of the bottle and you won't give a sh!t.
19/02/2014 at 00:05

What's an Iron? Is that the thing my oh occasionally uses when I moan something is all creased? 

19/02/2014 at 08:20

I've never connected getting in a paddy with any race. I assume you mean Irish people?

Is there any real connection or have you just come in pissed again Flob?

19/02/2014 at 08:21
 
Edited: 19/02/2014 at 08:24
19/02/2014 at 08:26

Never heard that one. 

Then again there was a furore in America about someone using the word "niggardly" because they thought it was related to another word - which it isn't.

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