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Speed-Cleaning Solution For quicker cleaning, fill a bucket with basics that need to be toted from room to room: all-purpose and glass-cleaning sprays, a sponge, a toothbrush, a squeegee, a scrub brush, hopsacking, and terry-cloth towels in washcloth and hand-towel sizes. Between tasks, hang rubber gloves over the rim to dry.
Post a Stain Chart in Your Laundry Room Instead of researching stain removal methods each time there's a spill, create a handy reference for treating the most stubborn stains and hang it in the laundry room. Get the How-To and Print the Chart
Plan Meals Before You Go to the Supermarket Organization starts with coordinating your menus -- even easy ones -- before you head to the store. Plan to make fish and prepare fresh leafy-green salads earlier in the week than, say, dry goods that can wait, such as pasta. Browse our collection of Grocery Bags that offer a week of meals with a single, strategic shopping list. Get Our Grocery Bag Lists from Everyday Food
Make Pancakes and Soup from Mashed Potatoes Leftover, cold mashed spuds might as well be labeled, "Now what?" But these tasty recipes for using them up may even convince you to make extra. Mashed-Potato Pancakes Potato Croquettes Potato-Leek Soup leftov, mashed potatoes, mash potato, thanksgiving foods, pancakes, homes, cook recip, soup, six sisters stuff
Make Pancakes and Soup from Mashed Potatoes Leftover, cold mashed spuds might as well be labeled, "Now what?" But these tasty recipes for using them up may even convince you to make extra. Mashed-Potato Pancakes Potato Croquettes Potato-Leek Soup
Unplug Your Electronics. Unplug small appliances whenever you can. Computers, cell phone chargers, and other electronics often continue to use power -- and radiate heat -- even when turned off. To simplify, plug items into a power strip that you can use as a master switch. computers, gadgets tips, save money, budget friend, appliances, unplug, money save, healthi gadget, healthi electron
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Keep Inventory Near the pantry, create an inventory list so you know what items you have, as well as how much you paid per unit -- for the sake of future comparison shopping. Warehouse price labels usually contain the purchase price as well as a unit price, which tells you how much you pay for a standard quantity (100-count aspirin, for example). For products you buy often, make a note of the unit price; you can compare it with prices at other stores to find the best deals.
Shop Locally and Seasonally Farmers' markets typically offer organic foods at lower prices than many grocery stores because the food is in season and doesn't travel halfway around the world. At its peak, produce is most plentiful, which keeps the price lower. To find food cooperatives and farmers' markets, visit localharvest.org money saving tips, eating habits, local food, farmers market, shop local, buy organ, organic foods, green life, food tips
Shop Locally and Seasonally Farmers' markets typically offer organic foods at lower prices than many grocery stores because the food is in season and doesn't travel halfway around the world. At its peak, produce is most plentiful, which keeps the price lower. To find food cooperatives and farmers' markets, visit localharvest.org
Dry Leftover Herbs: Fresh herbs are great, but what if you can't use the whole bunch? Tie leftover sprigs together with kitchen twine, and hang them upside down from a rack or shelf in your kitchen to dry. Once dried, transfer the herbs to airtight containers, and keep them in your spice rack. diy ideas, drying herbs, kitchen tips, everyday food, food blogs, kitchen windows, herbs garden, spice racks, fresh herb
Dry Leftover Herbs Fresh herbs are great, but what if you can't use the whole bunch? Tie leftover sprigs together with kitchen twine, and hang them upside down from a rack or shelf in your kitchen to dry. Once dried, transfer the herbs to airtight containers, and keep them in your spice rack.
No-Waste Dressing When there's just a tiny bit of mustard left in the jar, don't throw it out. Instead, toss in a few ingredients, and shake a tangy Dijon vinaigrette right in the container.
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<45 of 50 > Run Appliances at Night Run appliances such as clothes dryers and dishwashers at night to avoid peak energy rates and the humid heat they generate. Excess humidity is more than uncomfortable -- it can also be expensive, since air conditioners use extra energy to process the moisture.
<41 of 50 > Buy Dried Over Canned A 1-pound bag of dried beans yields the same amount as three 15-ounce cans but costs less than half the price.
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Preserving Herbs How to You can enjoy herbs during the winter by preserving your abundance of summer herb plants. You'll not only add a fresh burst of flavor to your soups, stews, and sauces -- you'll also save money! extra herb gardening, preserving herbs, how to freeze herbs, canning and freezing, abundant herb garden, how to preserve fresh herbs, preserve herbs, freezing herbs, canning 101
<29 of 50 > Freeze It You can enjoy herbs during the winter by preserving your abundance of summer herb plants. You'll not only add a fresh burst of flavor to your soups, stews, and sauces -- you'll also save money! You can also freeze extra stock, gravy, pesto, tomato paste, lemon juice, and wine in ice cube trays and rely on them to add oomph to weeknight meals. Pack frozen cubes in a resealable plastic bag. Learn How to Freeze Herbs
Chic, savvy, conservation-minded consumers now update their wardrobes by taking part in clothing swaps. All you have to do is gather up gently worn items from your closet, bring them to a central location, and choose from others' castoffs. Find one through an organization such as Clothing Swap, Swap-O-Rama-Rama, and Buffalo Exchange, or consider hosting your own. Invite friends, set a minimum number of pieces for each to bring, and trade away closet space
Prioritize Organic Foods Buying everything organic isn't always financially feasible, so make the switch for items most likely to have higher pesticide residues -- apples, bell peppers, celery, cherries, grapes (imported), lettuce, nectarines, peaches, pears, potatoes, spinach, and strawberries. It's also wise to buy organic meat and dairy products that don't contain growth hormones.
DIY Tub and Tile Cleaner- Vinegar works well on soap scum and mineral deposits, but rinse thoroughly, as it can corrode some fixtures and etch glaze on tiles. To whiten stained tiles or grout, use a mixture of 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide to 1 cup water. Can be sprayed onto a surface, allowed to dry, then wiped with a damp cloth. showers, plastic, cleanses, bathroom cleaning, white bathrooms, shower curtains, kids bath, towels, kid bathrooms
Adjust Your Water Heater Lower your water heater's thermostat to 120 degrees to restrict heat loss. The exception: dishwashers. Check if yours has a "booster heater" for sanitizing 140-degree rinsing. Your potential annual savings: $450 and 215 pounds of emissions.
Use a cookie sheet to catch drips, and your drying rack won't have to hover at the sink's edge anymore. And since it's made of metal, it resists mildew better than a rubber tray or a dish towel. Read more at Marthastewart.com: Spring-Cleaning Rooms – Martha Stewart dishwash secret, dish rack, jelly rolls, baking, easi dish, dish towels, spring cleaning, stainless steel, kitchen cleaning
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Cleaning Cutting Boards - When you've dirtied a board, clean both sides with a damp cloth and a mild antibacterial soap. Then rinse with hot water, wipe with a clean cloth, and allow it to dry in an upright position. Every few weeks, you'll want to give it a little extra maintenance; generously sprinkle coarse salt over the surface of the board, and rub it with a sliced lemon. Rinse well with hot water. clean wooden, cutting boards, chopping boards, cut board, butcher blocks, clean cut, kitchen cleaning tips, wooden cut, spring cleaning
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