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From Pioneer Days to 1950s Wisdom- Tried and True Old Household Tricks

Sometimes the simplest solution is the best! Women for generations have known this and it’s why there are so many wonderful little tricks in every kitchen. And these tips are easy and cheap- two things we love!

Inventive Dessert

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The syrup from canned fruits can be used as the base for a dessert by mixing it with plain gelatin and a little food coloring if desired. It works in a pinch, uses a possible waste product, and it’s how jellied desserts got their start!

Egg Test

To test eggs: a fresh egg will sink and an old one will float in water. An egg that’s old but not yet spoiled should sink in an upright position.

Tea Dye

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Dye spotty linens with tea to get some more use out of them. Of course, this only works if you want tea-colored table linens!

Sticky Drawers

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Soap rubbed on the sides of a sticky or squeaky drawer will make it slide smooth again.

Easy Fix

Old Time Kitchen and Household Tricks

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Use a walnut to remove scratches in furniture. See it in action right here.

Less Scrubbing

Olive or mineral oil can be used to clean the range hood or other enameled metal surfaces of sticky grease, then that clean oil can be easily removed with your regular cleanser and you’ve saved yourself some hard scrubbing.

These tips save money and time which are things we’re all short on at one point or another. But, it’s the old-fashioned tips like these that always seem to save the most time.

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