Fonafrend from Lawrence in South Otago writes, Hair Washing. I wash my hair with Trade Aid soap. It’s $3 at New World and other places. It lasts for 2-3 months.
Fonafrend from Lawrence in South Otago writes, Hot Water – I save hot water in a thermos pump for jobs like cleaning teeth, warm water for bread making, boiling the jug quickly etc. When I do boil the jug I put the leftovers in my pump. Also always have at least 2 kettles on the […]
Lorraine from Hamilton writes, It pays to check various plans you may have on a yearly basis these days to ascertain you’re getting the best deal eg. broadband, mobile, electricity, financial products, bank fees like credit card rates etc. to name a few. I used the internet recently and just by googling ‘compare electricity plans […]
Gloria from Christchurch asks, How would I get blood spots off-white polycotton tablecloth?
Lorraine from Hamilton has these homemade dishwashing liquid recipes to share. Recipe 1 1 tbsp dishwashing liquid 2 tbsp vinegar 1 tbsp baking soda 11/2 cups warm water In a largish bowl add baking soda and vinegar (it will foam up ). Add warm water then dishwashing liquid. Store in an old dishwashing liquid bottle. […]
Kool.kats from Dunedin writes, When I open a large tin of baked beans I transfer any leftovers into a recycled jam jar and keep it in the fridge to add to my lunchtime soup. It adds protein without too many calories.
Lorraine from Hamilton writes, Countdown have a lockdown price in their in-store bakery on bread called ‘wholemeal and grain sandwich loaf’. Don’t be put off buying it if you like the thicker toast slice. It’s 90% wholemeal and just as filling per slice as toast bread. Good value I think for fresh bread at $2.00 […]
Yvette from Australia says, Generic gift: purchase 4 plastic key tags in different bright colours and label simply ‘car’ ‘house’ ‘shed’ ‘mailbox’ etc and give for keys and spares with a snap lock carabiner for keeping them all together and to hang up. A key detector could be attached, I used to have one that […]
Polly from Auckland has this tip, The perfect gift for those you find difficult to buy for would be a cotton or canvas shopping bag as plastic bags are being phased out at supermarkets.
Gaynor from Paraparaumu writes The gift that would mean most to me would be “voucher” with someone offering me help with a chore for x hours.