Some tips to help you organise your clothes, valuables etc.


1. To hang your clothes go for solid plastic or wooden hangers for heavy jackets        & structured garments so that they do not loose thier shapes.

2. Use identical hangers in one cupboad of one member to avoid conflicts.

3.  All hanger hooks should face the back of the cupboard to give a neat look.

4.  Stack shirts,T-shirts,Petticoates & linen neatly in piles with the folded sides           facing outwards.

5. Use plastic bags or pull-out drawers for small items,trinkets,innerwear,socks &        etc.     

6. Jewellery,Cash & important documents should be placed in a locker in your            cupboard.

7. Make it a habit to always keep your valuables always locked after everytime          you  handle it .

8. Do not store dirty clothes in the same cupboard - it can cause amusty smell to        cling to everything stored inside.       

9. Place potpourri sachets or an empty bottle of your favourite perfume or soap           wrapper inside the cupboard for a lingering fragrance.    




Cooking Tips 

 Rasagoolla Mango Marvel   Mango Tarts

1When you accidentally over salt a dish while it is still  cooking, drop in a potato slice.

2. Wrap up celery in aluminium foil when storing it in the fridge and it should keep for           weeks.

3. To retain the color of leafy vegetables add salt to the oil before you add the leafy               vegetables.It also retains the nutritive value of the vegetable.             

4. To make the meat tender add a piece of raw papaya while cooking.

5. To reduce the excess salt put in a curry add potatoes.

6. If you are using pepper in any dish add lesser salt than is required.

7. To make soft rava idlis grind the rava along with the urad dal.

8. To make crispy dosas add soaked fenugreek seeds to the ingredients while grinding.

9. To get crispy fried ladysfinger/potato add salt to oil before frying.

10. To cook white and fulffy rice add a few drops of lemon juice while cooking.

11. To avoid dosas from sticking to the pan apply oil to the pan the night before.

12. To thicken any gravy or soup add corn flour to it. It is an excellent thickening agent.           Remember to mix it in good water before adding to avoid lumps.                       

13. While making any pasta add salt to the boiling water in which you are cooking it.               That will be the only chance you get to salt it. Add salt after the water boils. If you            add it before , it will take a longer time to boil.                                                      

14. To avoid sticky rice, soak washed rice in water for at least ten minutes before                   cooking. A teaspoon of oil can be added to get separate grains of cooked rice. 

15. While make any deep fried dish, if the hot oil starts foaming and rises in the pan,                add a small piece of tamarind to the oil. This will prevent foaming and spill over. 

16. If you want to have soft idlis, do not beat the batter before pouring idlis.The  air               bubbles in the batter helps you to get soft idlis. Beating the batter removes                       these bubbles.        

 17. When you are making vadas, if the batter is watery , you will have the problem of oil        splattering when you fry it. Add a tablespoon of ghee to the batter and your problem        will be solved.






1 .Store coffee powder in the freezer to retain the freshness for a long period of time. 
2. To remove greasy/oily stains from any metal, wooden or plastic surfaces, apply a dap of Vaseline over it and work the stain with your finger for a while. Then wipe it off. the stain will come off easily. Same can be done to remove grease from your hands. 
 3 To easy clean greasy pans, soak the pans in hot water and then scrub it with a lemon peel and then wash it as usual. 
4 .To shine silver utensils/jewellery, wash them using toothpaste.
 5 .While cleaning your storage containers add a pinch of baking soda. This will help to remove all odors and cut grease. Every weak disinfect your kitchen cutting boards and knives in hot water added with bleach and vinegar. Bleach disinfects and vinegar removes odors.


11 Tips for Beginner Photographers


 1. Don’t go crazy buying the most expensive equipment right away.

  2. Consider a tripod.

  3. Keep your camera with you all the time.

  4. Make a list of shots you’d like to get.

 5. Don’t overlook mundane subjects for photography.

  6. Enjoy the learning process.

  7. Take advantage of free resources to learn.

  8. Experiment with your camera’s settings.

  9. Learn the basic rules.

  10. Take photos regularly.

  11. Don’t be afraid to experiment.



How to Teach a Child Proper Hygiene


  1. 1

    Lead by example. A child learns by watching. Wash your hands after using the restroom, before preparing meals, and after taking out the garbage. Instill in your child the importance of showering, brushing their teeth, and keeping clean.

  2. Step2

    Make sure your child is comfortable asking you questions about their body and yours. Be direct in your answers. The more comfortable you are about your body, the more comfortable they will be about discussing the importance of cleaning their body.

  1. 3

    Teach your child to wash their hands thoroughly with warm soapy water. Some parents use the alphabet technique. This technique is to have your child sing their ABC's while washing their hands.

  2. Step4

    Create a nightly ritual for cleaning themselves. When children are younger, it isn't necessary to shower or bathe every night, however teach them basics like washing their face and hands, and brushing their teeth. As soon as your child is old enough to get dirty, bathing should become a daily ritual.

  3. Step5

    Show your child the proper way to wipe after using the restroom. Most parents are embarrassed to show their child how to wipe properly. It is very important for young girls, who are susceptible to bladder infections to learn to wipe from front to back. For both girls and boys, make sure they are wiping thoroughly after a bowel movement. A good idea is to buy moist disposable wipes for your child to use to ensure they are clean in their genital region.

  4. Step6

    Illustrate how your child should brush their teeth. Have their dentist use a model of teeth and let them use a toothbrush to use small circular movements. Purchase an electronic toothbrush that beeps every thirty seconds so your child knows to move to another section of their mouth. Teach them to brush at least morning and night.

  5. Step7

    Discuss puberty with your child. As puberty hits, your child will begin sweating more, growing hair under their arms and near their genitals, and will have to clean more thoroughly. Purchase deodorant for your son or daughter and reiterate the importance of proper hygiene. As your daughter starts menstruating, teach her how to use tampons or pads, and keep her genitals clean.

  6. Step8

    Explain to your son or daughter how important it is to use clean clothing. As a general rule, have them put their socks and underwear in the laundry every night. Dirty socks can lead to athletes foot, and soiled underwear can make girls, especially, more susceptible to bladder infections.