Use boiling water and two teabags to clean hardwood floors. The tannic acid in tea creates a beautiful shine for hardwood floors. Let two teabags steep in the boiling water for a few minutes. Pour the tea into a bucket. Take a soft cloth and wring it out in the tea. The cloth merely needs to be damp, not soaked. This will enable the floor to dry quickly. Wash the floor and be ready to be amazed by the sheen. @Lora Young
Those packages of pre-sliced apples you can buy at store are great for a healthy snack on the go but the price can add up. Make your own by slicing apples, soak in cold water for 3-5 minutes, then soak in a lemon-lime carbonated soda (such as 7-up or sprite) for 3-5 minutes. Divide into snack size portions and store in Ziploc bags in the fridge. The lemon-lime soda will keep the apples from browning and make them last. Will have to try it!
"The Crock-Pot Lunch Crock ($20) makes us so very happy! We've got nothing against the breakroom microwave, per se, but warming our food slowly and safely on our desks yields much more flavorful lunches. Our pasta leftovers don't congeal and separate, soups warm thoroughly, and we don't have to wait in line to nuke."
DIY deodorizing disks (for trashcans, diaper pails, etc.). They last for a month and when done throw them into the laundry with a load of your smelliest clothes for deodorizing. Awesome!
Substitute for any cream of *anything* soup! an alternative to Cream of Chemical soup~ eatin' clean- this stuff is great! I will never use cream of chicken soup again!
A whole article about how to zone your pantry, including pictures.
How to store fruits and vegetables so they won't rot... Example - Celery: wrap it in tin foil - will stay crisp in the fridge for weeks.
One gallon of milk will yield about 1 pound of cheese. (I paid $2.39 for the milk, so 1 pound of fresh mozzarella was less than $2.50). Homemade Mozzarella Cheese is one of the easiest cheeses to make, it only takes 30 minutes and the taste can't be beat!