10 Household Tips

As I went to put this cereal box in the recycling bin I noticed it had writing on it in English.

Now that seems unusual in a Spanish-speaking country. The sides of the box, with the usual list of ingredients and recipes is in Spanish. And then this indication that explains it all:

The back of the box features 10 household tips. All in English. I am wondering if anybody every really reads these. So I do. Some of them I actually knew. Others I didn’t. (How exactly does an apple hinder potatoes from sprouting?) Go ahead. Click on the picture if you really want to read them all.

Upon reaching the last tip, I grow concerned. This sounds fantastic. But if baby wipes are strong enough to remove something as strong as motor oil, would we really want to use them on a baby’s bum???

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  1. Posted August 29, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

    I have another tip for you Angie. If you place a pat of butter in the pot while boiling your vegetables, it won’t boil over. Works every time.
    Thank you for the other tips. Some I had never heard of.

    • Posted August 29, 2010 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

      That’s a new one for me, Bev. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Joyce
    Posted August 31, 2010 at 10:49 am | Permalink

    Hm… Now of course what bothered me was #9 “let it sit for 15 min” when it really should just “set” for 15 min!