Household items that work wonders
IN A SPIN
After hand-washing delicates like cashmere, spin them in a salad spinner to get rid of excess water, then air-dry them. This helps garments to dry faster and to retain their shape.
Use window cleaner to clean and shine patent-leather bags and shoes.
NO MORE SQUEAKS
Use petroleum jelly on squeaky drawers and door hinges (and to loosen stuck zips).