Mary Berry hands out daft household tips in her new book advising readers to read washing labels on clothes and keep money in hand luggage

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MARY Berry hands out slices of domestic advice in a new book, but many of them state the bleedin’ obvious.

The former Great British Bake Off judge said her £20 tome Mary’s Household Tips and Tricks features useful morsels she has “gleaned from years of practical experience” in running a home.

 Mary Berry's new book offers advice on doing laundry and travelling

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Mary Berry’s new book offers advice on doing laundry and travelling

They include: “Follow the labels on clothes — that’s what they’re there for, and aren’t we lucky to have them.”

She also advises readers: “Quick washes are convenient for when you’re in a rush, but generally suited to lightly dirty items.”

Mary devotes a page on how to make tea and coffee before declaring: “Washing powder or liquid — what you use is really up to you.

“Everybody’s got their favourite. Maybe it’s what your mother had, or what you yourself like the smell of, or find cares well for your clothes. They’re all much of a muchness, I think.”

 Some of Mary's tips include keeping your money in your hand luggage when travelling

Some of Mary’s tips include keeping your money in your hand luggage when travelling
 Mary's book Mary's Household Tips and Tricks cost £20

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Mary’s book Mary’s Household Tips and Tricks cost £20
 Mary says her tips come from her years of experience running a home

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Mary says her tips come from her years of experience running a home

On packing for a holiday, she reveals: “Keep valuable items, travel documents, and money in your hand luggage.”

Another titbit among the hardback’s 304-page hardback is: “Neutralise the smell of freshly painted walls by cutting two onions into quarters and leaving them cut side up on a plate overnight.”

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