Clean shoes with banana skins, potatoes: Study

Last Updated: Friday, August 28, 2009 - 17:45

London: Forget shiners. Clean your shoes
with banana skins and potatoes -- that may help you save some
money, a new book has suggested.

According to the book, the slimy inside of banana skin
doubles as a remarkably effective, cheap polish, and then the
leather should then be buffed with a soft cloth -- no doubt an
effective way to save money.

And, should your shoes be badly scuffed, the solution
is to first rub them with half a raw potato before wiping them
clean, the book titled `Make Do and Mend` says.

The book, an updated version of the Second World War
booklet `Make Do and Mend`, also includes more modern advice
to save money such as performing a nightly phone charger check
to make sure they are not needlessly draining electricity.

Other timeless tips include using toothpaste to clean
jewellery and Sellotape to remove bright yellow lily pollen
before it stains.

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First Published: Friday, August 28, 2009 - 17:45

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