Household tricks Berry’s top six tips
Make your own household cleaner by infusing white vinegar with citrus peel, a few sprigs of mint or a cinnamon stick – leave in a cupboard for a month, then strain into an empty spray bottle.
Neutralise the smell of freshly painted walls by cutting two onions into quarters and leaving them cut side up on a plate overnight.
Wash the hard-to-reach corners of glass vases by adding a handful of rice and a large glug of white vinegar. Swirl briskly.
To prevent silver from tarnishing, wrap it in kitchen paper and cling film after cleaning.
Remove sticky labels from glass jars by applying a paste of cooking oil and bicarbonate of soda.
Treat scratches on wooden furniture by rubbing them with a walnut. The oil of the nut should help them to fade.