Tried and tested useful household tips

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Tried and tested useful household tips

Postby kiasimom » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:40 pm

Thinking of sharing with fellow KSP methods and products that I have tried and tested and finds it useful.

Fellow KSP, if you do have any good recommendations or methods to make our daily chores easier, please share too :celebrate:

For a start.

I use coke to soak and wash the pigs stomach. Coke can get rid of the strong smell.

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Postby kiasimom » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:41 pm

Acne Fix.

I use this product when I have pimple and it works well for me !

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Postby autumnbronze » Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:02 pm

Kiasimom,

Interesting thread :D

My mom taught me this trick of putting cloves (a type of spice) in the kitchen cabinet and also in the cabinet under the sink so as to 'drive away' the cockroaches.

So I just scatter a few in all my kitchen cabinets. We (my mom and I) do not have any major problems with roaches so far :xedfingers:

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Postby kiasimom » Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:18 pm

autumnbronze wrote:Kiasimom,

Interesting thread :D

My mom taught me this trick of putting cloves (a type of spice) in the kitchen cabinet and also in the cabinet under the sink so as to 'drive away' the cockroaches.

So I just scatter a few in all my kitchen cabinets. We (my mom and I) do not have any major problems with roaches so far :xedfingers:


Hi autumnbronze,

That's amazing. I will try this method as I hate cockroaches :-(
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Postby Andaiz » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:30 am

autumnbronze wrote:My mom taught me this trick of putting cloves (a type of spice) in the kitchen cabinet and also in the cabinet under the sink so as to 'drive away' the cockroaches.

So I just scatter a few in all my kitchen cabinets. We (my mom and I) do not have any major problems with roaches so far :xedfingers:


Yes, autumnbronze, I use that for the kitchen cabinets, and pandan leaves for the car coz DH doesn't like the smell of cloves except in his tau you bak :wink:

I also use expired tealeaves in a tea bag and loop them over the bar in my closet or in my drawers to get rid of smell.

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Postby keroppi » Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:34 am

This is a useful thread.

Andaiz wrote:I also use expired tealeaves in a tea bag and loop them over the bar in my closet or in my drawers to get rid of smell.


Unused ones? Thanks, I may try this.

I use oil to remove traces of the sticky bits left behind by stickers.

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Postby kitty2 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:47 am

I use vinegar for my oily stove,it's really effective.

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Postby kiasimom » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:13 pm

I used "used" tealeaves for my eyebag treatment.

I will store the used teabag in the fridge so that it will be cooling when I use it for eyebag treatment.

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Postby znzyzyzx » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:31 pm

autumnbronze wrote:Kiasimom,

Interesting thread :D

My mom taught me this trick of putting cloves (a type of spice) in the kitchen cabinet and also in the cabinet under the sink so as to 'drive away' the cockroaches.

So I just scatter a few in all my kitchen cabinets. We (my mom and I) do not have any major problems with roaches so far :xedfingers:
Where can we to buy cloves ? What is the name in Chinese ?

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Postby kiasimom » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:35 pm

The Chinese term for cloves is ding xiang [丁香]

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