I have found that families being spread around different countries or places tend to miss out on tips & experience passed down through the generations. Now we are likely to have Facebook or public media giving us info or programs on tv.
For instance, my MIL told me how to clean tea cups easily that don't come out the washing machine "clean" or stained, by putting some salt in the cup & rubbing it with your finger or a sponge. It works. Don't know why I never knew that before.
Have you got any tips that were passed down to you?