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  • Top Tips

    I love reading the "Top Tips" sections in magazines and thought we could start our own topic on it, please add as many as possible!



    I'll start with my favourite (which came from my mum ).



    For all of you that hang your washing outside: Cut a piece of string to hang around your neck - just attach all your pegs to it. Then, when you're pegging out, they're all at hand.

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    worried about kids being seen in the winter nights?



    attach free computor CDs to their coats and bags with velcro, excellant reflectors!



    I have some in old wash tablet nets which I saftey pin on to my belongings during the winter months, once I get to work on those dark mornings I can de-tach them!

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      To get candle wax that has dripped onto the carpet off, get some ice cubes and sit them on the top of the wax for a few minutes and the wax will become brittle and crumble away to be vacuumed up.

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        If you are travelling and have a toddler (boy) always carry a empy coke bottle with u . it makes a wonderful toilet (wee) and nobody can have a go at you because it is sealed. i have to use this method all the time when we are waiting in a traffic jam. B)







        Bat's

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        • #5
          don't cry over spilt eggs that haven't hatched! cough

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          • #6
            I will try an remember that one vernon! never know when it might come in handy!!

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            • #7
              Vern



              Always a different perspective on a topic :P



              Respect



              The Cleaner

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              • #8
                Originally posted by vernon@Jul 31 2003, 8:55 PM

                don't cry over spilt eggs that haven't hatched! cough
                Ummmmmm......I was going to say something distinctly 'Vernon-esque' - but I'll refrain this time as to not offend any vegetarians on the forum B)

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                • #9
                  did you see.. i combined crying over spilt milk with counting chickens before they hatched...oh i put eggs intead of chickens..whoops

                  i bet you saw anyway

                  how many "f"'s in what i put!? :P



                  *tropical*

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                  • #10
                    The amount of times I have sat here and howled with laughter at some of Vernon's postings, I have probably lost count now.



                    Keep em coming Vern.



                    :lol:

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                    • #11
                      I have just been and bought myself a flashing arm band! for dark mornings as the bus drivers say they cant see me at the stop, even though I am waving at them and pratically carrying neon signs! :lol: I have been thinking since then about how many people wear dark clothing in the dark, you really cant see them untill they are close so I thought I would dig this old top tip up! :lol:



                      remember those old bike ads? get yourself seen!



                      Originally posted by Beth@30th July 2003 - 5:53 PM

                      worried about kids being seen in the winter nights?



                      attach free computor CDs to their coats and bags with velcro, excellant reflectors!



                      I have some in old wash tablet nets which I saftey pin on to my belongings during the winter months, once I get to work on those dark mornings I can de-tach them!

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                      also white gloves and hats! I know they show the dirt up but they can be seen :cold:

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                      • #12
                        A neighbour recommended this to me, so I'll pass it on, it's a sort of tip



                        In "cheap" shops, like Yorkshire Trading, Poundland etc you can buy a cleaner called Astonish, that is for cleaning hobs etc - but if you use it on a damp cloth, it brings up UPVc a real treat



                        And it does work, I bought a tub yesterday for 59p, and used it on my UPVc, it got all the black marks off (even the stains from the lead) and the UPVc looks really shiny :thumbs: And minimum effort too :lol:

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                        • #13
                          ...my mum used to swear by this....



                          If you have really unshiny tea spoons, or any kind of metal cutlery, soak them in a strong solution of hot water and washing powder for a couple of hours..they will come out totally shiny , like brand new! :thumbs:





                          anyone got any ideas on how to get through ironing faster ...(and dont say dont bother or get someone else to do it) !! :lol: :lol:
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                          I decree today that life

                          Is simply taking and not giving

                          England is mine - it owes me a living

                          But ask me why, and I'll spit in your eye

                          Oh, ask me why, and I'll spit in your eye ~ Morrisey/Marr




                          Politics is Showbusiness for ugly people ~ Jay Leno



                          I don't like liars, I don't like cheats. I don't like bullsh***ters. I don't like schmoozers. I don't like ar*e-lickers. ~ Sir Alan Sugar



                          "Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." ~ Samuel Johnson



                          The secret of success is the capacity to overcome failure ~ Noel Coward



                          An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn’t happen today ~ Laurence J. Peter



                          Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine ~ Lord Byron



                          Better bread with water than cake with trouble ~ Russian Proverb



                          There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a cup of tea ~ Bernard-Paul Heroux



                          Carpe Diem



                          Give Yourself to It ~ Sue Gadenne

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                            That tip, Annabel, also works on mugs and tea pots that are stained :thumbs: .



                            And if you soak your dishcloth in very weak bleach with a small sprinkle of bio washing powder, the cloth comes up stain free and very fresh :sorcerer: .



                            Beth, when I was a cyclist :blush: , I used a high visibility builder's vest thing - they can often pop up at car boot sales or charity shops for cheap. But even new ones from markets or some high st shops aren't too expensive. That might be worth investing in for your wait at the bus stop -the driver won't have any excuses then! And it is light enough and small enough to fold up and cram in your bag or coat pocket when you're done with it!



                            As for ironing...don't ask me, I don't even know where our iron is :hihi: .



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                            • #15
                              Thats a good try mazza but you can't fool us, the irons in the kitchen, near the ironing board...by the neat pile of ironing,



                              the first step is to admit you have an iron



                              ...which leads me to a related tip! .. although its not really a tip at all.



                              If you wear a jumper for work you don't have to iron the shirt underneath!





                              Theres also "make yourself drink some water" when you get back after a heavy night of drinking... dehydration is a big part of not feeling good the next day

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