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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 13, Issue 3 (June 1, 1938.)

“The Scrap Book.”

“The Scrap Book.”

Moths in the Carpet.—When a carpet has been attacked by moths, if a damp towel is put over the part affected, and this ironed with a hot iron, the heat and steam will destroy both the worms and the eggs.

Leave the oven door open after roasting or baking to allow the moisture thus caused to escape. This will prevent rusting.

Rub window cords with melted candle grease occasionally. This will strengthen them and stop them wearing out so quickly.

One tablespoon of vinegar, added to the water in which cauliflower is soaked will help to prevent any odour while cooking.

Let your scissors stand in a bowl of water for a minute or two before using them to cut out flimsy materials. This enables them to give the material an even, clean edge.

To store oranges and lemons, hang them up in a net. By keeping them from contact with shelves, they remain sound much longer.