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Powdered bath-brick will remove stains on china. A brine made of salt and water is excellent for cleaning decanters. A few grains of salt sprinkled on coffee before the water is added will improve the flavour. When cooling anything in water add a little salt to the water, and it will cool much quicker,; To clean white cashmere rub it well with hot flour. Afterwards brush it with a clean and dry brush. Scrubbing brushes should always be stood on end to drain after they are finished with. This plan "will make, them last twice as long. Turpentine and paraffin oil mixed together on a plate and rubbed on doors that are shabby with the sun will make them look like new. Vinegar and fruit stains upon knives can be taken off by rubbing the blades with raw potato, and then polishing on the knifeooard in the usual way. A good way of keeping the hair in curl is to dampen it with a weak solution of isinglass and water and curl while wet. When done the hair will be found to bo beautifully curled and will remain so even in a strong wind. Wash black lace in strong diluted with warm water and a little dissolved soap. Before immersing shake all tho dust well out of the lace. Rinse in tepid water without soap. Then give a short rinse in weak tea, to which a little soft water has previously been added. Articles made of ivory should on no account be exposed to heat or dryness. They should also never he exposed to the direct rays of a hot sun. When ivory becomes discoloured by being kept, the white colour it previously had may lie restored by soaking the article in water, and then, when wet, exposing it to the action of light while shut up in a well-closed glass case.

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LITTLE THINGS ABOUT THE HOUSE., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 23, 28 September 1907

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LITTLE THINGS ABOUT THE HOUSE. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 23, 28 September 1907