It's the time of the year for the northern hemisphere to make your boots and shoes waterproof.
They need to be clean and dry before you spray them. Keep a distance of about 30 cm and be careful not to spray near a fire. It's best to do it outside and with the wind blowing in your back, not towards you.
Leave the treated items to dry well before using them.
In a small household towels are just a part of the laundry. Because they're not really dirty you can save costs by putting them in a bucket with hot water and detergent. Let them soak for a few hours, then quickly handwash them and use the laundry machine for a few quick rinses.
It's the time of humidity again. Like every autumn the nigh temperatures are going down while the humidity goes up. Especially in the house that can cause problems. First in the bathroom when there's no active ventilation device, but only passive airchange, then in the rest of the house.
Putting the heating on in the evenings isn't only comfortable, but it's also wise to prevent damp places in the house and the consequent fungus.
So switch on the heating for a while during the evening and turn it down to an acceptable night temperature an hour before going to sleep.
My mother used to have a cupboard full with all sorts of polish. Polish for silver, polish for copper, etc etc etc.
They smelled awful and whenever I had the chance I tried to stay away from the firm rubbing of the objects of her attention. That was almost impossible, as she had so much things to polish that it took hours.
My gram had nothing to polish. She told me toothpaste was more than enough to do all the jobs. You shouldn't use the toothpaste that promisses white teeth, but the regular toothpaste.
Pink eye is an inflammation of the eye due to either a virus or bacteria or allergy.
Often warm compresses ease the itching and pain. You can apply them a couple of times a day.
When the pink eye is due to an allergy, warm teabags might be of help. A nasty infection is better counteracted by either boric acid, calendula or chamomile. Take a ball of cotton wool, drange it with the liquid and clean the eye before using a compress.
Some people like the use of honey or salt water better, but be carefull...they burn.
Be careful. Pink eye is highly contageous. One of the causes cvan be herpes simplex or herpes zoster, so stay away from small children. Babies can die from it.
When you have grass in your garden you can mow it until the end of september. After september the growth stops.
When you have bare spots you can sow new seed this month. When the weather is dry you have to add extra water to enable proper growth.
When your grass doesn't look well you have to do more than sow some seeds. Go to your local gardencentre and ask for advice. I think they'll advice a whole package. Don't thin it's too expensive, because in spring your grass will look healthy again. And that's what you want.
When autumn reigns, take the fallen leaves from the grass and use them elsewhere in the garden. For instance in the border between the plants. There it'll protect the roots of your plants, whereas on the grass they'll cause nasty stains and bare spots.
Hiding some bulbs in the grass might surprise everyone with some nice springflowers in the garden.
We used to have many cats in this neighbourhood. They all had bosses but considered themselves to be their own boss. During the day they couldn't enter their won homes and they used to tiptoe around and enter gardens and even houses.
There are plenty of good tips how to keep the cats out of your garden, and an electric fence is one of them. Not very friendly though.
Go to the woods and collect pine cones. When you place them around your plants the cats won't use them as their personal loo.
When you place them at the spots where the cat enters your garden he might not even enter your space anymore.
Do you know the peel of the pineapple contains ingredients that can cause inflammation in the mouth.
So you shouldn't use the same knife to slice the pineapple after you've peeled it.
Be careful with fresh pineapple. Some people are hypersensitive or allergic for pineapple and this results in aching gums as one of the first symptoms. The allergy will develop further and may cause a dangerous situation.
When you cook pineapple the enzymes that cause an allergic reaction are destroyed. That's why allergic people often (but not always) are able to eat preheated pineapple.
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.
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