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LITTLE THINGS ABOUT THE HOUSE.

| To clean patent leather slippers, wipe them with a wet sponge dipped in milk, and polish with a soft cloth. After thoroughly 'Cleaning your carpet sweep it with a broom dipped in weak ammonia water. This will brighten the colours of- the carpet. To remove all trace of milk freshly spilled on the kitchen floor sprinkle a moist cleaning cloth plentifully with 1 :ia Iving'-spda and rub over the spot. Thdre will be no slain of grease left. If house plants droop from no -apparent cause and refuse to thrive, try watering them solely by pouring warm water into the saucers every day. Plants love bottom heat, and it will sometimes give them a new lease of life. Silver articles that have become tarnished, even if embossed and engraved, may be quickly cleaned by the us?, of alum.’ Dissolve an ounce in a quart of soapsuds, and wash carefully. Dirty dishcloths should have a little borax added to the water in which tliey are washed. This softens the water and helps to make them a good colour. To remove rust from steel take one | pound of fresh pure lard, heat it in 'a. saucepan ; powder one oz. of camphor, dissolve it in the lard ; remove any scum which rises, then mix in as much blacklead as will make the lard a steel-grey colour. Rub the steel well with this mixture, leave it on for twenty-four hours, then rub it off, and polish with a linen cloth. The mixture will keep good if put in- ' to a tin and kept covered. Blacking a grate will be done more quickly and satisfactorily if you mix some powdered alum with the blacklead you use. In this way a brilliant and lasting polish is produced.

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LITTLE THINGS ABOUT THE HOUSE., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 22, 21 September 1907

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LITTLE THINGS ABOUT THE HOUSE. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 22, 21 September 1907

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