Wrap cheese chunks in aluminum foil and store in the fridge to keep your cheddar fresher for longer and to keep mold out.
If you place bay leaves in all your kitchen drawers and in the flour and sugar containers, you will keep any crawling critters away.
A great way to get your stainless steel sink to look brand new - after cleaning and drying the sink put some lemon oil or pledge on a paper towel and coat the entire surface of the sink. It will look brand new! Of course, once it is used again, the lemon oil will vanish and your sink will look the way it did before. But it is great if you are having company, and want a shiny sink.
Pull bananas apart before displaying them in your fruit bowl. If you leave them connected at the stem, they’ll ripen faster and go brown quicker.
Before storing clothes that have been dry cleaned, remove them from the plastic bag, as the bag may cause clothes to yellow.
If the tip of your shoe lace becomes frayed snip off the frayed end. Then paint or dip the end of the shoe lace into clear nail polish and let it dry. Good as new!
To fancy up the top of a cake, cookies or pie, try placing a wide-patterned doily on top, then sprinkle powdered sugar over it and remove.
Freeze red and green maraschino cherries in ice cubes. You can also do this with cocktail onions, mint leaves or green olives for martinis.
Don’t mix cut daffodils in with other cut flowers as the daffodils produce a toxin that kills off the other flowers.
Use bread to pick up fragments of broken glass.
To ripen avocados quickly, place them in a wool sock and set in a dark place.
Raisins won’t stick to the food chopper of they are soaked in cold water for a short period of time.
If red wine is spilled on a carpet, it can be cleaned with shaving cream, then sponged off with water. Club soda also works.
To prevent soggy salads, place an inverted saucer in the bottom of the salad bowl. The excess liquid will drain off under the saucer and the salad stays fresh and crisp.
Dog chewing on couch cushions? Pour a bit of lemon juice on corners. Dogs do not like citrus.
Use a well-greased muffin tin to bake tomatoes, apples or peppers. They will keep their shape better.
To ripen a pineapple, cut off top, remove skin and slice. Place in a pot and cover with water, sweeten to taste, boil for 5 minutes, cool and refrigerate.
Empty ketchup of mustard containers are great for decorating cakes or cookies!
Save money by buying the least expensive dishwasher soap, then add a few teaspoons of vinegar to the dishwasher. The vinegar cuts the grease and leaves the dishes spot-free and sparkling.