Unclog a drain by pouring in a cup of baking soda followed slowly by a cup of white vinegar – cover and let it sit for five minutes then pour down four litres of boiling water.
When potting plants, place a coffee filter in the bottom of the pot over the drainage holes to prevent the soil draining out.
If you keep your freezer in the shed or garage, polish the outside with wax to stop damp, rust and mold.
Make stripping wallpaper easier by adding a tablespoon of baking soda to each bucketful of water.
Clean oil spots on the path or driveway by sprinkling bicarbonate of soda and scrubbing with a wet brush.
Kill weeds between cracks in patios by spraying them with white vinegar.
For kids’ outdoor toys, purchase a weatherproof, bench-style storage box and store toys inside. Also, gather all outdoor balls and place into a large, mesh drawstring bag and store in garage.