Place a dishwasher-safe cup filled with plain white vinegar on the top rack of the dishwasher. Using the hottest water available, run the dishwasher through a cycle. The vinegar will help to wash away the loose, greasy grime, sanitizes, and helps remove the musty odor. Next, sprinkle a cupful of baking soda around the bottom of the tub and run it through a short cycle. The baking soda will help freshen and removing stains. Great for when you move into a new place. Did I pin this already??
(great to remember for move-out or in) Place a dishwasher-safe cup filled with plain white vinegar on the top rack of the dishwasher. Using the hottest water available, run the dishwasher through a cycle. The vinegar will help to wash away the loose, greasy grime, sanitizes, and helps remove the musty odor. Next, sprinkle a cupful of baking soda around the bottom of the tub and run it through a short cycle. The baking soda will help freshen and removing stains.... good to do every 6 mths
throw all the travel sized/hotel shampoos/conditioners/washes/toothpastes in for the spare bathroom when you have guests. great idea!
You will surprised to see all the makeup that is left in the water. How to properly clean your makeup brushes. (a tablespoon of white vinegar in a cup of hot water, and a 20 minute soak, followed by a hot, then cold rinse and pat dry will do it. Disinfects, dissolves grease/makeup, leaves no film, and inexpensive.)
7 cups water, 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/3 cup lemon juice and 1/4 cup vinegar. Baking soda and vinegar are seriously magic.
Magic Eraser uses... did you know you can cut a piece off and float it in your toilet overnight and voila! no more toilet ring! The website has a list of about 100 uses! Pin now, read later ;)
FREE printable for a very helpful organizer. Just print, and bind, or print a copy each week and stick it on the fridge!
This has to be the most complete & amazing cleaning tips site! It's like a cleaning Bible!
Mix baking soda with TBS of fabric softener and spread on mattress every one or two months. Leave on an hour and vacuum off. Kills dust mites and freshens the mattress. Pinner: THIS WAS AMAZING!! I used snuggle fabric softener and our mattress smells great.
How to Clean Pillows. Good to know! I do this every other month, but I also wash my pillows on the hottest setting with a cup of bleach. Always does the trick. This way, you don't have to do the "smell" check! I also like my pillows to smell fresh, so I add fabric softener to the washer and dry with a sheet. Also helps get rid of static in your hair on those dry winter months!
How to Clean Pillows.
CLEAN YOUR MATTRESS: pour about 1 cup of baking soda into a mason jar and drop in 4 drops of lavender essential oil. Put on lid and shake jar. Using a kitchen strainer sprinkle the baking soda mixture all over the mattress and let it sit for an hour or more. Thoroughly vacuum the mattress. Bye, bye dust mites and other nasty things. The baking soda helps draw up any moisture and deep dirtiness. It deodorizes and leaves the mattress smelling fresh and clean.
Well this just makes LOADS of sense! this would be perfect for a laundry room!
Throw up carpet cleaner. Yikes! Every mother and pet owner needs this. (One of those you hope not to ever need, but you know you will...) I'll be glad I pinned this one day...
Soak paper towels in vinegar and wrap around faucets. Wait an hour and wipe off. Cleaning power of Vinegar!
With these 11 tips, even the tiniest of kitchens can fully accommodate your needs. If you can’t tear down walls to add more shelves and cabinets, look to these ideas to make the most of your kitchen storage options.
The Only Spot Remover You'll Ever Need- One part Dawn dishwashing liquid mixed with two parts HYDROGEN PEROXIDE. Pour the mixture directly on the stain, and watch it disappear like MAGIC. (Particularly tough stain, can add baking soda & scrub.)
They say--Will take the stains out of almost ANYTHING...even if it is an old one. 2 part hydrogen peroxide to 1 part Dawn ( original blue)
Place a layer of wax paper on top of upper kitchen cabinets where dust and grease particles gather. Every few months, switch out the paper for a fresh sheet. What a smart and simple idea!