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Leave your computer screen gleaming by wiping it with coffee filter paper – it’s lint-free (meaning it doesn’t give off fluff), so there will be no dust left stuck to the screen.

Stop your laptop from overheating and having to use its battery-draining fan by placing it on top of a couple of open egg boxes. Bp gas card login This will ensure your laptop gets plenty of air flowing around it.

If you drop a tiny object – earring, sewing needle, watch screw – on the floor and can’t see it, fasten a pair of tights over your vacuum cleaner nozzle with an elastic band, then run it over the floor where you lost it. Electricity wikipedia in hindi It will be sucked safely on to the tights.

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Microwave a bit whiffy? Put half a lemon into a jug of water, microwave it until it boils, then switch off and leave for a couple of minutes while the steam works its magic.

Mattresses can be home to billions of bacteria – to zap them, put vodka in a spray bottle with a few drops of essential oil, spritz it across the stripped mattress and leave to dry.

Is your shower-head clogged with limescale? Fill a small plastic bag with vinegar, pull it over the shower-head, secure it with an elastic band and leave overnight.

Your kitchen sponge might be laden with bacteria – to clean it, fill it with water and microwave on full power for two minutes. Gas 93 octane Leave to cool before you remove it.

Do you have left-over wrapping paper you want to keep? Cut the tube from inside a toilet roll lengthways and wrap it round the rolled-up paper to keep it in good shape until you need it.

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If your bananas ripen too fast, you can fool them into thinking they’re back on the tree by wrapping their stalks in cling film – this will give them an extra three, possibly four, days.

Do you find peeling hard-boiled eggs fiddly and difficult? Put half a teaspoon of baking soda into the pan while they’re cooking – it will soften the shell slightly and make peeling a breeze.

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Forgotten to chill a bottle of wine? Instead of watering it down with ice, freeze grapes and use these instead. Gas and sand Or wrap the bottle in a wet paper towel and put it in the freezer for 15 minutes – it chills faster.

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Turn a cheap bottle of plonk into something more palatable by whizzing it in your blender for about 30 seconds – this will aerate it and allow the flavours to develop.

Extend the shelf-life of potatoes by keeping an apple with them – ripening apples give off a gas that stops potatoes from sprouting for a lot longer.

To separate an egg yolk from the white without bursting it, crack the egg into a bowl, take a clean, empty plastic bottle without its cap, squeeze it and place the mouth of the bottle on top of the yolk. 3 gases in the air Release the bottle’s sides and the yolk will be sucked into it.

Do your Christmas tree lights always end up in a tangle? When the festive season’s over, wrap them around a coat hanger and hang it somewhere safe until next year.

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If you can never find the TV remote, attach some Velcro to the back of it and to the side of your coffee table or the arm of the sofa and you’ll never lose it again!

Struggling to find the right lids to put on your saucepans because your kitchen cupboard is chaotic? Fix some sticky-backed plastic hooks on to the inside of the cupboard door and space them so the various lids can rest on the hooks.

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Can’t be bothered to iron a crumpled T-shirt? Simply put it in the tumble-dryer with a few ice cubes for five minutes and the wrinkles will disappear.

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Smelly trainers? Freshen them by spraying with white vinegar, then line them with coffee filter paper filled with baking soda. Walmart with a gas station near me Tie it up with a rubber band and leave overnight.

Shrunk your favourite jumper by mistake? Soak it in lukewarm water with three tablespoons of hair conditioner, roll it between two towels to remove excess water, then gently stretch it back to its former glory.

Afraid of over-washing your favourite jeans? Place them in the freezer in a plastic bag for 24 hours. Electricity trading strategies This will kill off any bacteria (but not remove stains, obviously).

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Clean out and descale your coffee machine by filling up the reservoir with solution of half-vinegar, half-water. Electricity kwh calculator Run the coffee machine until it runs dry, by which time all the limescale and dirt should have been washed through. Electricity trading hubs To avoid vinegar-tasting coffee, run through several reservoirs of plain water.

To temporarily stop a loose button from unravelling, paint the loose thread with nail varnish. La gas prices 2016 This should stop it from unravelling until you can sew it back on again.

Get rid of unsightly indentations in carpets by placing ice cubes into the dents. I electricity bill com Leave them to melt, then vacuum the carpet afterwards to fluff it back up.

If your rugs or doormats always slide around on hard floors, simply apply some lines of acrylic sealant to their underside, rather than splashing out on expensive non-slip strips.

Instead of repeatedly washing a paint-roller to stop it drying out between applying coats, just wrap it in cling film or tightly in a plastic bag to stop the paint from drying.

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Improve your roses by burying strips of potassium-rich banana skins around the base of the plant once a month. Tropico 5 power plant This will feed your rose and help keep it disease-free.

Sprinkle a quarter of a cup of baking soda on the soil next to your growing tomatoes every week. La gasolina in english It lowers the acidity, so the fruit will taste sweeter.

Sprinkle broken-up eggshells around the base of plants to stop slugs. Z gastroenterol What’s more, as the shells decompose, they will release calcium – a natural fertiliser – into the soil.

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