Here are some simple tips which were shared by my cousin that I find very handy. ;-)
Ants Problem: Keep the skin of cucumbers near the place or ant hole.
To get pure and clean ice: Boil water first before freezing.
To make the mirror shine: Clean with spirit.
To remove chewing gum from clothes: Keep the cloth in the freezer for an hour.
To whiten white clothes: Soak white clothes in hot water with a slice of lemon for 10 minutes.
To give a shine to hair: Add one teaspoon of vinegar to hair, and then wash.
To get maximum juice out of lemons: Soak lemons in hot water for one hour, and then juice them.
To avoid smell of cabbage while cooking: Keep a piece of bread on the cabbage in the vessel while cooking.
To rid the smell of fish from your hands: Wash your hands with a little apple vinegar.
To avoid tears while cutting onions: Chew gum.
To boil potatoes quickly: Skin one potato from one side only before boiling.
To boil eggs quickly: Add salt to the water and boil.
To check freshness of fish: Put it in a bowl of cold water. If the fish floats, it's fresh.
To check freshness of eggs: Put the egg in water. If it becomes horizontal, it's fresh. If it becomes slanting, it’s 3-4 days old. If it becomes vertical, it’s 10 days old. If it floats, it's stale.
To remove ink from clothes: Put toothpaste on the ink spots generously and let it dry completely, then wash.
To skin sweet potatoes quickly: Soak in cold water immediately after boiling.
To get rid of mice or rats: Sprinkle black pepper in places where you find mice or rats. They will run away.