HOME SHORT­CUTS

Handy hints to make life eas­ier.

Homes+ (Australia) - - CONTENTS -

PAINT A POR­TION OF A WALL WITH BLACK­BOARD PAINT AND LEAVE SOME CHALK HANDY. GREAT FOR WRIT­ING UP SPELL­ING WORDS, RE­MINDERS AND NOTES. EV­ERY MEM­BER OF THE FAM­ILY IS BOUND TO WIND UP THERE AT LEAST ONCE A DAY!

BASIL SUM­MER TIME – AND THE IS DRY LEAVES PLEN­TI­FUL. OR FREEZE IN WA­TER IN ICE-CUBE TRAYS FOR LATER USE. IF FLOW­ERS WITH PODS AP­PEAR, SAVE THE SMALL SEEDS BLACK FOR PLANT­ING IN SPRING.

TO GET YOUR CHROME SHOW­ER­HEAD LOOK­ING NEW AGAIN RE­MOVE AND SOAK IN A SO­LU­TION OF HALF CLEAR VINE­GAR AND HALF WA­TER.

To keep your ba­nanas from going brown too soon, en­close the bunch in bub­ble wrap and store in the re­frig­er­a­tor. They will keep that per­fect yel­low for up to a week longer!

TAKE PHOTOS OF YOUR SHOES, POP THEM IN A CLEAR BOX AND STICK THE PHOTO ON THE OUT­SIDE. YOUR SHOES WILL BE PRO­TECTED FROM DUST AND THE BOXES WILL STACK NEATLY.

SHINY CLEAN Methven WELS swan neck shower head, $199, from Bun­nings.

PLANT AND EN­JOY Northcote Pot­tery Ital­ian pot, 23cm, $4.20, from Bun­nings.

PILE ’EM UP Acrylic shoe box with lid, large, $29.95, from Howards Stor­age World.

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