Many tricks and basic tips that we use in day-to-day are centuries old and have been passed on through generations. Whether it be problems at home, health problems, or any other type of problems, there are a lot of home remedies that remain effective to this day. Below we will show you some.
15 tips from the last century and are still very useful today
1 – How to light a matchstick when the wind blows
We have all had that we wanted to light the candles of a cake on the outside with wind and has been mission impossible. This can be fixed by making small cuts on the end which lights up, as shown in the image.
2 – How to carry a pitcher heavy
The right way to carry a pitcher heavy is as indicated in the picture, the jar on the right. In this way, it prevents the weight pull the pitcher down and spilling the contents.
3 – How to extract a nail over a scrap piece of wood
There are times, when we have already managed to extract a large part of the nail, is bent and it is impossible for us to finish it out. However, by placing a small piece of wood under the jaws, as in illustration B, and you’ll be able to remove it without difficulty.
4 – How to clean a new boots
The new boots can sometimes be difficult to Polish. One trick is to rub them with half a lemon, let it dry, and you’ll be able to leave them shiny without issue.
5 – How to make a fire extinguisher home
Dissolve 450 grams of salt , 225 grams of ammonia in 2 liters of water and store the mixture in a glass bottle. If a fire occurs, spray this mixture on the flames and prevent it from spreading.
6 – How to begin to cut the bread into thin slices
Sometimes, cut the bread can be a challenge. One way to facilitate this is to dip the knife in hot water. You’ll notice that the knife, while it is hot, it cuts much better.
7 – How to cool the wine without ice
If you do not have ice on hand to cool the wine, a good method is to wrap the bottle is a handkerchief or a piece of flannel and put it in a pot under the faucet.
Let it fall on the cold water, and in about 10 minutes will be allowed to take a glass.
8 – How to detect if there is moisture in the bed
Just take a hand mirror, put it between the sheets and leave them for a few minutes. If you see a little mist in the mirror, it will be an indication of moisture.
9 – How to keep the handle of the brush clean
To avoid staining the handle of the brush and that it is sticky, take a piece of cardboard and poke a hole, as shown in the image.
10 – How to tell if a lobster is fresh
If you buy a lobster boiled, and doubts of whether or not fresh, there is an easy trick Pulls the tail and drop it, if the queue returns to your site quickly, it is fresh; if, on the contrary, it goes back slowly, you can be sure that you already have a few days.
11 – How to extract a splinter
Removing a splinter can be very painful. A good way to do this is to use a bottle with a wide mouth with hot water almost up to the edge and press it on the affected area. The suction will soften the area and the steam will cause the splinter to come off easily.
12 – How to avoid breaking a vase
If you take this precaution, you can avoid breaking a vase is valuable in the majority of the time. Fill it with sand, the weight will be more difficult to throw it away without wanting to.
13 – How to pick up broken glass
To pick up broken glass easily and without harm, use a damp cloth. In this way you will get all the small pieces.
14 – How to detect a gas leak
Locate a gas leak can be dangerous, but there is a risk-free and pretty reliable. Paints with soap the area where you feel the leak is. The gas will cause bubbles in the point for which it escapes.
15 – How to get a ring that is too small for you
Many times we test a ring or take it for a long time since, and, at the time to take it from us we can not. An easy trick is to use soap. You’ll see as it comes out without any problem.