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"Use boiling water instead of tap water to make clear ice. Great for putting fruit, herbs, flowers or surprises in." Need to remember this one...

Another pinner wrote: After being in dentistry for 20 years.. Let me tell you a cheap secret. All tooth whitening is made of peroxide. The gels run from 6 percent peroxide to 32 percent peroxide. If you swish with hydrogen peroxide everyday you will have the same results plus excellent gum tissue! As a dental hygienist, I recommend swishing with peroxide for 1-2 minutes morning and night to all my patients. It kills bacteria that causes decay, gingivitis, periodontal disease, and w...

This website has all the uses for Magic Erasers that you don't know about!

Another pinner said, "Did this, can literally see my blackheads coming out now! Going to slather honey on after for a 20min facial and then repeat steam steps again.". Totally disgusting description but worth a try.

Great Tips for getting all kinds of things off your cabinets ... like Sharpie, Dry Milk, Water Spots, and More.

Good to remember: Lemon, rosemary and vanilla home deodorizer - let simmer all day, adding water when needed. Williams Sonoma store smell!

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.

Rub with waxed paper, water doesn't leave a mark anymore. This site has several ingenious hints for cleaning, etc.