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A few drops of kerosene on a dry •cloth will clean a lamp chimney beautifully. Polish the chimney afterwards with a piece of flannel or chamois skin, and it will he clear and ■bright. Hang woollen goods up to dry without wringing, and the shrinkage will be slight. Do not try to polish windows while the sun shines on them, for your efforts will be unsuccessful. To remove a rusty screw apply a very hot iron to the head for a short time, then use the screwdriver. A very neat rug to be placed under the dining-table to catch crumbs is made of any dark-coloured 'denim. A gold or silver chain can be cleaned by boiling it for a few minutes in a little sal ammoniac dissolved in wine. White paint may be cleaned by rubbing it gently with a soft flannel dipped in a paste of whiting and water, with a little soap powder added. In washing-, flannels should be attended to first, then muslins and tine pieces, while towels, dusters and rougher things should be left until the last. In general housework a programme for each day saves loss of time from forgetting, also the loss which comes from wondering what to do if spare moments occur. To remove spots from ginghams, wet the stained part with milk, and cover it with salt. After allowing it to remain for a few hours, rinse thoroughly in clear water.

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LITTLE THINGS ABOUT THE HOUSE., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 6, 11 May 1907

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LITTLE THINGS ABOUT THE HOUSE. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 6, 11 May 1907

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