How to remove candle wax from wooden surfaces

Candle grease or wax on a wooden surface can be removed by softening with a hair-dryer, then remove with a paper towel. Wash with a solution of vinegar and warm water, dry and polish.

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Cleaning varnished woodwork or floors.

Use cold tea when cleaning varnished woodwork or floors, and polish with a soft duster. The tannin helps to counteract grease and enhances the wood colour. It is also great for removing fingermarks.

Get cigarette smoke smell out of your car

If you, or someone you live with, is a smoker, you will know how hard it is to get the smell out of your car. Next time you are shopping pick up a bag of apples. Cut them in half and place all around your car, face up, overnight. By the morning the cigarette smell should be gone and an apple smell will be in its place.