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15 tips from the last century that will help you with today's household chores!

November 21, 2017 • By Shirley Marie Bradby

Nowadays, we are submerged by the most absurd and complex technologies.

We live in a world where the solution to any kind of problem can be found on the Internet or in any case, in ways that our grandparents could only have dreamed of when they were our age. 

But you will be surprised to know that you do not always have to rely on modern solutions because sometimes it can be much more effective to look at the past and realize that in a few minutes you can easily solve almost all of our everyday problems.

So, let's go back in time to 1910, when the Gallaher Ltd. Tobacco Company (London) published these cigarette cards with 15 very clever tips that are still quite useful ...

With a little hot and then cold water, cut flowers that seem to be wilting can quickly regain their vitality.

Do you have to clean the inside of a bottle? Just insert sand and some water and shake vigorously.


The secret to removing ink stains from clothes? Immerse them in a basin with milk and then rinse.

If you want to find out if your bed is humid, just put a mirror under the sheets, if after a few minutes the mirror fogs up, then the bed is humid.

An egg is slightly cracked and you still want to boil it? Just add some white vinegar to the cooking water.


Not sure it is an excellent quality of butter? If you want to be certain, just put some butter on a piece of tissue and burn it. If it gives off a delicately perfumed aroma, then the butter is truly excellent!

Need to remove a splinter from your hand? Press the part with the splinter on the opening of a glass containing boiling water, and the splinter can be easily removed!


Does a sprained ankle not let you rest? Wrap your ankle with a strip of gauze soaked in cold water and olive oil and you will feel immediate relief.

Here is the perfect way to lift a jug full of water.


Do you need to separate two stacked glasses? Fill the first with cold water and immerse the one underneath in boiling water!

The wind is blowing but you need to light a match? Just make cuts in the matchstick, as shown in the image.

Do you want dry and floury boiled potatoes? Add salt and sugar while boiling and then, remove the water, put the pot back on the fire for a short while and turn the potatoes.

How to cut fresh bread? Simply immerse the knife in boiling water for 15 seconds, then you can cut perfectly sliced bread!

How do you make fragile and expensive vases more stable? Just pour some sand inside each vase and in this way you can prevent the vase from falling over at the first breath of wind!

In conclusion, here is a must know! How do you determine if an egg is fresh? Just put some salt in a glass of water, then put the egg in the glass, if the egg goes down to the bottom, it is fresh!


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