Handy tips for a thrifty household

More than 1000 budget-friendly hints and tips

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CWA Victoria members share their hints, fixes and thrifty tips in a handy new book.


Red wine on the carpet? Coffee stain on your white t-shirt? No worries.

Those wonderful ladies from the Country Women's Association of Victoria know more fixes and thrifty tips than you'll ever need - and they've put them into a wonderful new book.

Thrifty Household: More than 1000 budget-friendly hints and tips is chock-full of words of wisdom when it comes to household woes.

The good CWA ladies share advice on everything from unblocking a sink (if you don't have a plunger, but do have a tennis ball) to making your oven sparkle without toxic chemicals.

Someone left a tissue in the wash? Don't scream, you'll find a trick to deal with it effortlessly.

Bothered by summer flies in the kitchen, mozzies at your outdoor table or moths in the wardrobe? Yes, you'll discover how to get rid of them naturally and make your home smell great at the same time.

The advice is simple, tried and tested. And pretty much everything you need will already be in your kitchen, laundry, garage or shed. Most are environmentally friendly and all are thrifty.

There are hints and tips for the kitchen, bathroom, laundry, car, clothing, craft, creepy crawlies, DIY, gardening, floors, food, hair care, health and beauty, ironing, pets, shoes - and cleaning literally everything.

It's the perfect go-to book for just about anything you can think of.

Thrifty Household (Murdoch Books) RRP $24.99.