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DIY Cleaning

From tea to salad dressing, see which items in your pantry double as cleaning supplies!

DIY Window Cleaner: Combine equal parts water and rubbing alcohol and add three teaspoons of vinegar in a medium sized spray bottle. Shake gently.

Citrus-Inspired Laundry Room Packs a Colorful Punch

DIY Citrus All-Purpose Cleaner: Infuse orange peels in vinegar for two days. Add one cup of this infusion to one cup of warm water and pour into a spray bottle for a hardworking, natural cleaner.

Citrus-Inspired Laundry Room Packs a Colorful Punch

Love reusing glass jars? Use vodka to remove sticky labels. Fill a dish with half an inch of vodka and soak the jar. You’ll immediately see the label loosen from the glass. >> blog.diynetwork.c...

6 Handy Household Uses for Vodka | Made + Remade

Make your own natural dishwasher detergent using simple, easy-to-find ingredients. Get the recipe here >> blog.diynetwork.c...

How to Make Your Own Dishwasher Detergent | Made + Remade

Break apart a tea bag and scrub hands using the leaves to remove fish, garlic or onion odor. >> blog.diynetwork.c...

6 Handy Uses for Tea (That Don't Involve Sipping) | Made + Remade
  • Laura Hickman

    I need to try this

  • Lacey

    If you have a stainless steel sink, rubbing your hands in there is much faster and you don't waste delicious tea.

  • Lilly Zilla

    I wash my hands with a little toothpaste after cutting onions and garlic,works wonderfully. It refreshes your mouth and your hands after stinky foods!

Instead of throwing away used tea bags, tuck them away in a bowl in the back of the fridge to remove lingering smells >> blog.diynetwork.c...

6 Handy Uses for Tea (That Don't Involve Sipping) | Made + Remade

Most Popular Cleaning Tip of 2012: How to Clean Hardwood Floors With 2 Tea Bags! >>

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5 Things You Didn't Know You Could Clean With Vodka >>

Tips for Cleaning Using Vodka
  • Robin Gray

    I'm all about baking soda and vinegar, but wasting perfectly good vodka for cleaning? Seriously....

  • Diane Stein

    just buy the cheap stuff - you aren't going to want to drink that anyway