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250 Practical Hints for the Homemaker
by I.G. Low

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Books of Zimbabwe, 1982
175 x 120 mm, iv, 30 pp., 1982.
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This slender, paperback booklet is packed with useful and practical information of the type which every household requires at some time or other.

For ease of reference the hints are presented in the following sections:

Washing and drying of clothing and household linen - stains, washing hints, drying and ironing, boots and shoes
Washing and cleaning cutlery, crockery and kitchen utensils
Household cleaning hints
Hints for the handyman and handywoman
General household hints
Gardening
Sewing hints
Knining hints
Cooking hints

Here are a few examples:
For ball-point pen stains on clothes, rub shaving cream or toothpaste on the stain and leave for three hours before washing.

If woollies become matted, add a little borax to the rinsing water.

To dry nylons in a hurry, wrap them around a hot water bottle.

When hanging pictures, cover the spot with sticky tape before hammering in the nail to prevent the plaster from cracking.

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