Georgina Bitcon has helpful solutions and tips for a variety of household situations, both indoors and out.
Avo to go
When avocadoes are cheap and plentiful, blend the ripe flesh with a little lemon juice and freeze in sealed containers. The frozen purée is great for smoothies, dips and spreading.
Use an inexpensive, lidded plastic ice-cube tray, secured with a rubber band, to carry and store pairs of earrings when travelling.
Celebrating Christmas in July? Use your slow cooker to make and serve mulled wine or hot chocolate.
Fry eggs in rings of capsicum instead of an egg ring – it’s nutritious and there’s no messy clean-up.
Mind the gap
To avoid gaps when picking up stitches on a neckline or armhole, pick up a stitch in every possible stitch along the edge. On the next row, work enough K2 tog or P2 tog evenly spaced around the opening to get the number of stitches you need and proceed as per pattern.
If you live in a snowy area, spray your shovel with cooking spray and the snow will slip right off when shovelling.
Use two or three identical polystyrene food boxes to grow potatoes. Plant seed potatoes in one box (make sure there are drainage holes), then cut the bottom out of the second/ third boxes and hill the plants by placing the second box over the first, and adding more potting mix as the
Use an inexpensive plastic razor to remove pilling from jumpers and other clothing quickly and easily.