Household Tricks of our grandmothers
Tricks from the past, which is actively used by citizens of the USSR.
Everyone knows that the Soviet housewives could brilliantly to get out of any difficult situation, whether it's an onion storage in nylon short or stretch tight shoes. Nevertheless, household tricks that time are relevant to the present day.
1. Stretching shoes
Stretching shoes. | Photo: KakZachem.ru, Peekaboo.
Smaller shoe buying situation happens every second person. Most often this occurs because of an elementary lack the required size. However, our older relatives do not become discouraged, because they knew that the leather can be stretched. For this purpose, each shoe is placed on the package with water and then sent into a freezing chamber. This procedure helps to stretch the little shoes size 1-2.
2. Staining things
staining of clothes in the washing machine. | Photo: TehRevizor.
With the advent of washing machines the lives of our older relatives has become much easier. But resourceful hostess found that the washing machine can be used not only for its intended purpose, but also for dyeing clothes. To this powder was mixed with a coloring composition, often for storing and fixing the color used as salt and vinegar. According Novate.ru, the paint laid down in the washing machine is better than the staining of clothes in the basin.
Nylon stockings. | Photo: diletant-ik.ru.
The last war, and then long-term deprivation of our older relatives to take care of things wonderfully learned and make supplies. Modern man can hardly understand why the elderly so hard to part with things. Take, for example, nylon tights. They were worn to victory: to stop the hands using nail polish, hair darning. Tights, which failed to revive, used for storage of onions. Also strong nylon were taken to the country, where used for the garter plants. Another way to recycle tights - braided rug in the hallway.
The Second Life of toothbrushes. | Photo: TutKnow.ru.
Few Soviet citizens change your toothbrush every three months. Most often it is used as long as the hair is not completely disheveled. But even after this resourceful citizens to find a use for it. For toothbrushes tied up the plants in the garden, or bent them over the fire, making a hook.
Matches in lipstick. | Photo: Pro Life.
Women Soviet times were not confident that will be able to get a favorite shade of lipstick, so the favorite subject of cosmetics used to the maximum. Often, when lipstick was impossible to make up the lips, in the course were ordinary matches. With their help, I managed to extract a little product to distribute it on the lips.
6. The connector
A homemade plug. | Photo: Obaldela.ru.
Wit and ingenuity differed not only our mothers. Soviet man, for example, could make a plug-in connector for the tape from the handle bar. We used it the brass piece. It was soldered to the wire and inserted into the rubber stopper.
Thermo pots. | Photo: Country Mom.
To avoid scalds to handle pots and pans, lids, for them to put their regular wine corks. Many are so accustomed to this that continue to be doing this trick to this day.
The detergent of the remnants. | Photo: HochuVseZnat. RU.
Household Soviet women did not throw any soap residue. When brusochek become very small or broke, it was placed in a special bank. When it accumulated a large amount of remnants, they poured water and pressed. As a result of these simple actions, a concentrated formulation which can be used for washing or washing.
9. Drain the tank
Saving water. | Photos: Mystery.
The story of the brick in the cistern has been described in the journal "Young technician". Placing a brick in the toilet tank, it was possible to reduce water consumption. It is worth noting that this method used, not all, as the water-saving needs of Soviet citizens were not particularly experienced. Much more popular were frauds with electricity meters.
10. No handle
The missing furniture handle. | Photo: droidboom.ru.
Not all of the Soviet furniture is of good quality, so the problem of the drawers with a broken handle touched many Soviet citizens. One solution to the problem appeared in the popular press of the day. There, in order to open the tight locker without a handle, use the plunger offered.
packaging products and beverages. | Photo: sovet.boltai.com.
Our mothers and grandmothers were excellent hostesses, able to find a practical application almost any thing. For example, in Soviet times, almost all collected plastic bottles and a variety of packaging. their spring used as containers for seedlings.