SPRING CLEANING. 8 Hours, Start to Finish. A good cleaning list in common sense order.
How to get your dishwasher squeaky clean and fresh smelling! ( Our inspector told us about this one!)
They say it cleans off the hard water rings and other build-ups. The lemon Koolaid works in the dishwasher too for removing the soap scum build up from the insides. Just put in in place of the soap and run an empty washer on it's regular cycle... The before and after will amaze you!
I don't know what is more surprising...that it's possible to make DIY refills or that air fresheners contain toxic VOC's that cause all sorts of problems in your body: infertility headaches, nervous system disorders, memory loss and cancer for both your pet and you. Scary!! I am going to start making my own air freshener from now on!! This is a great idea and tutorial.
Do it yourself refills for any plug-in air freshener. Less expensive and better for your health!
Clean Hardwood Floors: 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.
Always, ALWAYS have some Epsom's Salt on hand. Get a lush lawn, rejuvenate your scalp, and remove your blackheads...all with the power of Epsom salt. Check out what else you can do!
Bounce- 1. It will chase ants away when you lay a sheet near them. It also repels mice. 2. Spread sheets around foundation areas, or in trailers, or cars that are sitting and it keeps mice from entering your vehicle. 3. It takes the odor out of books and photo albums that don't get opened too often. 4. It repels mosquitoes. Tie a sheet of Bounce through a belt loop when outdoors during mosquito season. 5. Eliminate static electricity from your television (or computer) screen. 6. Since...
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.)
Goodbye to Yellow Armpit Stains! - One Good Thing by Jillee
Wash your towels in hot water with a cup of vinegar, and then run again in hot water with a half-cup of baking soda. That will strip your towels from all of that residue and mildew smell and will actually leave them feeling fluffy and smelling fresh. ***Do not add laundry detergent to either wash. Just once with vinegar and once with baking soda. *** This trick also works well with wet bathing suits that were left to dry.
Wash your towels in hot water with a cup of vinegar, and then run again in hot water with a half-cup of baking soda. That will strip your towels from all of that residue and mildew smell and will actually leave them feeling fluffy and smelling fresh. (Do not add laundry detergent to either wash. Just once with vinegar and once with baking soda.) good to know for the future
Make Your House Smell Like Williams Sonoma A few sprigs of rosemary, lemon slices and a teaspoon of vanilla in a pot and let it simmer on the stove. This is a recipe that they use at William Sonoma Home stores. Remember this one for later!