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5 Clever Solutions for Common Problems

5 Clever Solutions for Common Problems

Problem: Your pastry brush has become gluey.

Solution: Soak it in white vinegar for a couple of hours, then rinse. The acid in the vinegar helps the coating slide easily away.

Problem: You broke a glass bottle and now the floor is littered with a million shards.

Solution: Easy! Soak one side of a bread slice in water, and use it to lift the shards. It will safely and completely clear the floor.

Problem:† Youíre feeling blue.

Solution: Donít reach out for another mug of coffee. Keep a bottle of sesame oil mixed with a few drops of lavender essential oil in your office fridge. Pour 1/2 tsp of it on your palm and give yourself a five-minute hand massage. This stimulates acupressure points and makes you feel relaxed as well as energetic at the same time.

Problem:† Your sunscreen has expired, but thereís still a lot of it left.

Solution: Use the sunscreen as a shaving cream. The thick formula prevents razor burn!

Problem:† You’re cooking with honey/molasses but they end up sticking to your measuring spoon.

Solution: Dip your measuring spoon in hot water, then quickly pour the sticky ingredient on to it. It will slide off quite easily.

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Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).


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12:19PM PDT on Mar 26, 2013

Great tips.Thanks for sharing

4:05PM PDT on Aug 15, 2012


4:21AM PDT on Jun 27, 2012

good tips, thanks!

1:22AM PDT on Jun 24, 2012

Thanks, the glass one was interesting

8:38PM PDT on Jun 11, 2012

thanks for the tips!

5:48PM PDT on Jun 8, 2012

thanks for these tips

4:30AM PDT on Jun 8, 2012

Hmmm....interesting...tho I knew some too.

12:01PM PDT on Jun 7, 2012

noted, thanks

5:57AM PDT on Jun 6, 2012

great ideas

11:11AM PDT on Jun 5, 2012

Cool, thanks.

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