Category Archives: Top Tip Tuesday

Keeping Necklaces From Tangling

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The one thing I find annoying is going to put on a necklace and spending half an hour taking all the knots and other bits of jewellery out of it! This is a good tip for both at home or when you are travelling, to keep your necklaces from tangling up.

Just thread one end in to a straw and do it back up. If you want to make it stay in place you can make a small slit in one end and feed the necklace on it.

I do it for my bracelets too – just chop a straw down to fit!

Top Tip: Fix scratches in CD’s/DVD’s with TOOTHPASTE

CD & toothpaste

Just a quick top tip this week. Never throw away your scratched dvd’s or cd’s until you have tried this first!

All you need is a CD or DVD that doesn’t play properly and some childrens toothpaste! It needs to be childrens as adults is too abrasive.

Scratched CD

With a couple of munchkins running around its inevitable that CD’s or DVD’s will get scratched at some point and when they do instead of throwing them away just grab their toothpaste.

This CD is quite scratched and although it played it kept jumping all over the place.


Rub toothpaste on the CD

All I do is rub the childrens toothpaste all over the CD in small circles with my fingers then rinse it off with warm water and dry it carefully with a piece of kitchen towel. I had to repeat this again with this CD but then it played beautifully. For really badly scratched discs you may have to do it 3 or 4 times.

Apparently you can use a bit of banana and a bit of its skin to do the same job but I have never tried it. Its definitely worth a go though!

Top Tip: Removing Carpet Dents Easily!

So here it is Top Tip Tuesday! I can’t guarantee I’ll post a handy hint every Tuesday but I’ll do my best! This one is about those unsightly carpet dents that you get when you move furniture around. The easiest and the most effective way is to put ice on the dent. Here are two that I uncovered the other day when I replaced my daughter’s bed. One was narrow and fairly deep; the other was heavily dented but I couldn’t quite show how badly on the photo. I just put some ice on the dent  and occasionally gave it a rake with a fork or you could use your fingers.

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 When its dry give it a hoover and Voila!

Ice removed carpet dent
 This one was the narrow dent and it completely disappeared first time.

 This pesky one looked like this …

so needed another application of ice, then as if by magic…disappeared!

Carpet dent gone
 How great is that?!!