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old metal baking pans will rust. look out for red spots There is no better bread on earth than bread baked at home in an old loaf tin. There.
One of the biggest reasons for the pervasive clutter in my apartment is a lack of time to deal with it. It takes longer to put a shirt away than it does to just throw it on the floor, so onto the floor it goes. As long as there’s a path from the door to my bed, I tend not to ignore and perpetuate the clutter.
Here’s a handy list of cooking and baking tips from the 1950s and 1960s that I’ve collected from a variety of vintage clippings. Each of the tips are from magazine articles or newspaper advice columns containing helpful ideas sent in from women sharing their tips with each other. I consider these tips as timeless wisdom, they were our mothers and grandmothers–and it’s hard to find someone with better tips than they have, these women knew how to work a kitchen! I’ve also included more tips and information found on Tipnut where there was more expanded info or helpful goodies on the topic. When boiling milk, first stir in a pinch of baking soda. This will help keep the milk from curdling.
The more mountainous those piles of mail become and the more crowded your countertops get, the more exhausting decluttering your home can seem. But if you divide it into pieces, it won't be nearly as daunting. Here, your week-by-week plan for a clutter-free home—minus all the hassle.
Very simple to make and very, very cheap!
Simmering potpourri is a lovely way to make your home smell warm and inviting, especially during the holiday season when you use fragrant spices like cinnamon and cloves. Cinnamon Sticks, Orange Slices & Spices How It Works : Just fill a pot with water, add your favorite ingredients and simmer all day. This also helps humidify the home a bit. The recipes below are just guidelines, you can use different amounts and mix up ingredients as you like. Save: Orange, lemon and lime peels, apple skins (dry them out first before storing in a container) and add assorted spices.
Here’s a bunch of pocket-style organizers that you can make to store all kinds of things. Some have been featured previously on Tipnut and have been moved here for handy reference…but there’s plenty of new stuff to see too!
Eating more fruits and vegetables is a requirement for every healthy eater. But when you buy more fresh produce, do you end up throwing away more than you eat? You're not alone.
You Know You're a Mother When ... You count the sprinkles on each kid's cupcake to make sure they're equal. You have time to shave only one leg at a time.