Banish marks from colouring time
Toothpaste will erase marker stains from wood ? A handy trick to have in your back pocket.

De-Stink the waste bin
Run a few lemon rinds through the bin followed by cold water to dispel any sour odours.

Wipe out wall cartoons
When your child?s artistic efforts end up all over your new paint job, scrub lightly with a damp sponge sprinkled with baking soda.

Get stains out of a chopping board
Run the cut side of a lemon over the board to remove and food stains or smells. For extra cleaning power, sprinkle it with salt or baking soda.

Shine copper with ketchup
Yes, ketchup (the French fries? sidekick). Fill your sink up with warm water and 1 bottle of ketchup and leave your copper pots and pans to soak for about an hour.