As part of our work we’ve learned a lot of quick and easy ideas that gets the job done efficiently and effectively. (And we’d like to share some of these tips with you).
Lavender Oil is Amazing!
There are so many things you can do with lavender oil! From treating insect bites, stings, headaches and stress, to making your home smell wonderful and even (you’ll love this!) helping to cut down on ironing!
Note: No need to go to expensive stores to buy it. Supermarkets stock Eureka Lavender Oil for a reasonable price. Here are two of our favourite ways to use this water soluble oil:
- As an ironing aid. Place 5ml (1 teaspoon) to a litre of water and pour into a cheap spray bottle. When your clothes come out of the dryer or damp from the washing machine, hang on a hanger and spray lightly. The lavender helps ease the fibres and creases fall away almost magically. After spraying, just swipe your hand quickly over the fabric (as if you’re removing lint). You’ll be amazed how quickly an item can become wearable without the need for an iron!
- As a room-freshener. Again, buy a cheap plastic spray bottle and use 50/50 mix of lavender oil and water and just spray wherever you need to freshen the air.
Keep your fridge nice and fresh!
If your fridge is smelling a bit stale, our foolproof tip will help! Go to the supermarket and buy a packet of Bicarbonate Soda. Make a hole in the box (where the contents won’t spill out!) and leave it permanently in the back of the fridge. It draws in odours and leaves your fridge smelling fresh again.
Bathroom: Essential Oil Scents
Just before you hang a new roll of toilet tissue, place a few drops of your favourite essential oil in the cardboard tube. This simple and quick task will mean that each time the paper is used, the scent of the essential oil will be released into the air. A lovely touch both for you and for guest bathrooms.
Folding a fitted sheet
We found this educational piece on YouTube on how to fold a fitted sheet. Not sure how much you’ll get from it, but if you’re like most of us, you’re unlikely to get it done as beautifully as the guest presenter (without some practice anyway!)