Just a quick post today as I’m really short on time. Speaking of which, here are some great fast fixes that take no more than a couple of minutes to accomplish
Tired of hangnails and ragged cuticles but no time to fix them? Well you don’t have to wait until you can go for a manicure. The simplest fix of all just takes a minute. As soon as you come out of the shower and towel off, gently push back your cuticles with the opposite thumbnail. They’re easy to manipulate due to the softening effect of the shower. Your nails will look instantly better and it’ll only add a minute to your daily routine.
Clarifying scalp treatment
if you have a product build up or just want your scalp to feel really clean then try this: baking soda. Add a shake of baking soda to your shampoo and gently massage it into your scalp and then rinse thoroughly. If you keep the box in the bathroom then this will add just a few seconds to your routine.
Foiling the spills
Ok so this will take a couple from minutes but will save much more than that on actual cleaning time and can even shave a little off cooking times.
First lift off the removable parts of your gas cooker (haven’t tried on an electric hob) and cover the clean stove top with aluminium foil. It usually takes 2 sheets. Overlap in the middle and tear off a little more than the width of the hob. Fold up the edges slightly to trap spills and spatters on the foil instead of letting them settle on the surface. Make sure to have the reflective side of the foil face up as this will reflect the heat from the burners which should make them more efficient.
This works particularly well when you’re doing a mammoth cooking session or if you’re stir frying, which can create a lot of mess. Depending on how much mess you make, the foil can last more than a night or two. When you’re ready to clean just fold the foil in on itself and throw it away. You might need to lightly wipe over the surface if there are gaps or tears in the foil, but you shouldn’t need to scrub the area.
I hope you find these useful but remember that these are tips that work for me but they may not be suitable for you, so – as our American cousins would say – take it under advisement!
I’d love to hear your fast fixes and time-saving tips so please share them with us.