What’s this I hear you ask?
What is kitchenituspilferous?
This is not an original phrase, but I can’t for the life of me remember where I first heard it, but it rules long, hard and fast in our house/ boathold and today was no exception.
Hands up ladies how many times you have lost a kitchen knife (usually your favourite or the most comfortable to use) to the Husband’s tool kit as a makeshift screwdriver?
I’d also bet that a colander has been used with or without a pair of tights for straining paint.
Did you know your potato peeler is a good improvised plane for those little slithers of wood the official tool seems to miss? Something to do with being ‘directional’ and ‘all round visibility’ I understand.
Forks (and later afro combs) are ideal for stripping elderberries for wine making, and a rolling-pin is just perfect for breaking up slightly caked dry cement powder or for hammering in panel pins.
Bet you guys never thought of using a chopstick to mortar in the tiniest part of a tumble dryer vent though (I did, and it lasted for years).
Today was the turn of the humble teaspoon.
Here is another little tip for DIY should you use the clingfilm type temporary double glazing as we do in the boat.
First: not exactly kitchenituspilferous, but DO NO USE DOUBLE SIDED TAPE AS USED IN CARD MAKING and stick to the roll supplied in the kit/pack.
Because the rolls for card making are a swine to get off the woodwork as the paper layer comes away leaving the sticky second side which does not wash/wipe away.
Oh, and the hairdryer.
We discovered today that by heating the sticky residue and pushing/rolling it upwards with the handle of the teaspoon, once you get in a rhythm, it began to come away quite easily.
OK, it took a bit of time, but once the worst of it was off, we were able to wipe it down with a cloth dabbed with petrol.
More tips as and when we discover them.