Homemade Jewelry Cleaner 1T Baking Soda 1T Salt (use the cheap stuff) 1T Dish Soap Aluminum Foil 1C HOT Water in a large glass measuring cup or bowl heat h20 for 2 minutes and then add baking soda, salt and dish soap sink foil to bottom...set timer for 10 min, and then rince
I learned this trick when we were selling our home: To make a stainless steel sink shine like a super star, squirt a small amount of baby oil in a clean sink. Spread it around with a dry paper towel and wipe clean. Then step back and enjoy your model home-quality kitchen.
Summertime Stove-Top Potpourri - Can't wait to have my house smell like a summer tropical paradise!!
Use zip pouches to organize puzzles instead of bulky boxes. This blog post has several great ideas for organizing kids toys.
Another pinner said: I started doing this and will never stop! My tub shower are always spotless-so simple. Simple shower and tub cleaner: fill wand half and half. Wet surface and scrub. wow! leave in shower wash while you are already in there
Washing your washer. Another pinner said: Seriously easy, no wonder our clothes were not getting clean... after the second soak, the water was GROSS!!! -- pin now, look later
Homemade cleaning solution that is better than Swiffer
Moving, tips and tricks from a professional organizer ~
Under shelf basket for breads--won't fall or get smashed. Other good pantry organizing tips on this link.
$0.15 Homemade Febreze: What you'll need: 1/8 Cup of fabric softener (I used Downy April Fresh) 2 tablespoons Baking Soda Hot tap water Spray bottle (I used my empty 27 oz. Febreze bottle) combine all in bottle, shake well and use! Much better than 6 bucks a pop.
Instead of using extra laundry detergent to pre-treat, instead we turn to our old school friend - white chalk. Simply rub onto greasy stains and the chalk powder will absorb the grease, making the stain easily removable by the laundry soap in the wash. It might sound silly, but it's worked wonders for everything from lipstick to bacon grease
Need to remember this ... so many clothes I thought were ruined... Chalk will remove grease stains from clothes. Simply rub the stain with chalk, then toss in the wash as normal.
Monthly printouts with a TO DO list for each month.