Browse Tips by Category…

Clean The Grill With An Onion

Clean your grill without chemicals or a lot of elbow grease! Simply use half an onion! Onions have natural antibacterial properties and help deep clean the grates. First, get the grill nice and hot to burn off any remaining food. Next, cut an onion in half and pierce it with a long grill fork. Scrub

Freeze Lemon Slices For Summer Drinks

Slice lemons (or limes) crosswise and place them on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Freeze, then transfer slices to a resealable bag. Add the frozen slices to your summer drinks to keep them cold without watering them down.

Stargazing Tip

Give your eyes plenty of time to adjust to the darkness. It takes a few minutes for your pupils to dilate to let more light in, and the light detectors in your retina take half an hour or more to adjust, boosting your sensitivity to low light. So if you’re using a skywatching app on

Expert Brass Polishing Tip

Furniture fittings. The handle of the chest of drawers (the color of Karelian pine). Neoclassical style.

Slice a lemon in half and cover the cut section with a teaspoon of table salt. Rub the lemon on the tarnished piece using a scrubbing motion. Rinse the item with warm water and let dry.

Gardening Secret

Dairy product - Pecorino Romano

Heading out to do some gardening? Scrape your fingernails along a bar of soap to create a barrier that keeps dirt from getting deep under your nails. Once you’re done working, grab a nail brush and brush out the barrier as you wash your hands.

Create A Keepsake Holiday Tablecloth

Frozen lemonade concentrate - Stock photography

Create a special keepsake this holiday. Have family members sign a tablecloth with a washable marker. Then, embroider their names. Add to the tablecloth as the family grows!

Bug Bite Relief

Hand Sanitiser - Hand

Got a bug bite that itches? Soak a cotton pad in Witch Hazel and apply to the bug bite. Wait a few minutes and the itch will be gone!

Create An Orange Tea Light

Orange - Party

Create a lovely tea light for your Mother’s Day brunch table using an orange! Simply flatten the orange a bit with your hand, then using a sharp paring knife, cut a shallow hole in the top of the orange. Insert a tea light and you have a beautiful table decoration! Tip and image courtesy of

The Proper Way To Wash Your Hands

Hand washing - Hand Sanitiser

Don’t rinse and run! Here’s the proper way to wash your hands to avoid the spread of germs. Wet hands. Soap up (any soap will do), and lather for 20 seconds. Be sure to scrub fingertips, backs of hands, wrists, between fingers, and under fingernails. Rinse, and towel dry.

Reuse Those Wine Corks

Wine - Cork

Reuse wine and champagne corks as plant markers. Write the name of the plant on the cork with permanent marker, push it onto a metal skewer or chopstick, and place it in the soil next to the appropriate plant.

Plan Your Day. Grow Your Life.

Enter your email address to receive our free Newsletter!