Some people have the habit to defrost meat in the fridge. It's ofcourse better than in normal air, but I for myself like meat fresh. When I want to freeze something I cut the meat in pieces, so I can put it in the pan and bake it without a long defrosting time in which I give bacteria the time of their life.
Packages with fresh meat and defrosting meat can leak. So always put them in a box or on a plate at the bottom of the fridge, so no leaked liquid can infect the other items.
Some furniture shops allow people to use a pencil to make notes during shopping. Take a cap of a nose spray bottle to cover the tip and take a pensil with you in your bag. That way you'll always be able to make notes without the risk of ink destroying your lovely bag.
My grandmother used to clean the pavement every week during summer. Just a brush, or some water and soap and a brush.
But the first cleaning in spring was special.
She would take vinegar and some washing up liquid, shake it a few times and then sprayed it over the pavement before a dry night. A few days later the green had become brown and we could brush it away without too much effort.
My mother wanted us to remove moss with a knife, but it always came back soon, unless she was away and I could use my grams solution.
When you don't have much space you need to be creative with chairs.
Ofcourse you can use the folding ones, but when floorspace is the problem why not use the walls.
I've visted a swedish families some years ago and they had the chairs high against the wall in the hall. When not used they were used as shelves to put away hats and such, and if needed they were taken down.
British research has shown that most frozen vegetables contain more vitamins as fresh vegetables bought in the shops. This is due to the fact that it takes a longer time for the vegetables to reach the shop than the factory.
Don't cook the vegetables too long, otherwise the positive difference is lost.
In The Netherlands it's free museum weekend, which means you can visit a museum for free.
It's a great way to have a quick look at the local museum, or at a large national one.
When there are too many people it shouldn't be a problem, because you can see if it's well worth to come back and pay for entrance. Don't forget to ask when they're open and when they expect the least people.
That way you'll be able to get the full experience at a quiet time.
There are many ways to get traffic to your blog. What worked best for me was and is Adgitize.
You can earn points each day by writing a post and by clicking on sites. The maximum is 100 sites a day, but when you pay you only have to drop 50.
I was very hesitant to pay $14 for a month, but friends told me I would earn it back and they were right. Until now I've earned it back every month. In fact I even earned a bit more. Some months just 65 cents, other monhts a few dollars.
But I got lots of visits to my site.
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Flowers are wonderful additions to your house, but you have to treat them well.
Narcissus for instance need a special treatment. Cut the branch with a sharp knife and put the flower in a vase apart from other flowers. The slimy substance that comes from the stem is toxic for other flowers.
After a few hours you can clean the stem and put these flowers beside others.
Some countries pay attention to autism all month, others have decided to dedicate a special week to autism and others have decided to follow the appeal of the United Nations to name april 2 autism awareness day.
As many countries have sites which list events, I have to ask you to go to the sites of your own country.
When you want more information please pay a visit to the new site of Action for Autism here.
This blog was started by a mom of 6 children, 4 of them with autism spectrum disorder. She said: "I have repeated all sorts of housekeeping tips so many times that I've forgotten who knows what.
When the older boys moved to a place for themselves, they realized they needed to know all sorts of things to have a nice home and a smooth running household.
When the children of a friend asked for tips, we came up with the idea to start a site, for all to enjoy."
After a while more teammembers of Action for Autism wanted to share their tips.
When you want to share your tips, just let us know.
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