Categories
Log in
There’s more to see...
Sign up to see the rest of what’s here!

household saving ideas

$0.15 Homemade Febreze: What you'll need: 1/8 Cup of fabric softener (I used Downy April Fresh) 2 tablespoons Baking Soda Hot tap water Spray bottle (I used my empty 27 oz. Febreze bottle) combine all in bottle, shake well and use! Much better than 6 bucks a pop.

Clothes keep slipping off plastic hangers? Use a hot glue gun to apply a zig zag pattern on the arms of your plastic hangers to prevent all your wide-necked shirts from falling off. Works like a charm!

Fake Windex I was so satisfied with the Fake Febreeze for 15 Cents, that I began wondering what other common household cleaners I could make on the cheap. There's tons of resources out there for DIY cleaners, but I want to REPLICATE as closely as possible the Real Thing! Probably the Number One Cleaner I use in my house is Windex. With 4-year old, AKA "Mr. Sticky Fingers" and Scottie Dog, AKA "Mr. Greasy Nose" in the house, I use it a lot! Credit In all honesty, I have tried to use the Dollar Tree version of Windex. To me, it just seems too watery and it leaves lots of streaks. Guess some things are just not the same as the name brand....until now! Here's what you need: 1 Empty Windex Spray Bottle 1/8 Cup (1oz) White Ammonia 1/4 Cup (4oz) Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol 1 Drop Laundry Detergent Water - To Fill The Bottle Isn't it nuts how most of what we're paying for is WATER? Anyway, I tried this "refill" of my Windex and it's awesome! No streaks & it even smells like the real thing! I used a 64 oz bottle of Ammonia and a 16 oz bottle of Rubbing Alcohol that I picked up for $1.00 each at the Dollar Tree. Wait till you see how cheap it is to "fake" your own Windex:

Take your favorite liquid fabric softener and soak an old hand towel or flour cloth completely with it. Wring it out and let it dry completely, then throw it in with your next load. This mega-fabric softener sheet should be good for at least 40 loads of laundry, stretching out softener use and lessening waste.