keeping it clean
Ditch the Diaper Pail Smell (or garbage can for that matter) with these simple DIY odor absorbing disks. =)
Your 2012 Declutter & Organize Calendar - How to declutter one day at a time.
Sore throat or strep? Mix a little Listerine with a little Peroxide and gargle several times daily until throat symptoms go away. It kills the bacteria. Try this remedy in place of a doc visit and/or anti-biotics. It really WORKS!! My doctor told me this about 5 years ago - don't wait until you get a sore throat. Do it daily especially during cold and flu season to prevent!!!
DIY Enzyme cleaner (for dog pee)..Ingredients 2 ½ cups lemon, orange, and/or lime peels (about 3 oranges and 3 lemons) 7/8ths a cup of brown sugar 4 cups of water Method Add all ingredients to a 2 litre plastic bottle. Replace the lid and shake everything up. Loosen lid a bit so gas can escape and put it in a cupboard for the next 3 months.
DIY Enzyme cleaner (for dog pee)...Great when having a new puppy at home
Don't cry over spilled nail polish. how to get nail polish out of clothes, carpets etc. I will be glad that I pinned this one day
1 TBS Eucalyptus or Cinnamon essential oil 1 TBS Cayenne pepper 2 c Water Clean the area that has been soiled. Avoid using ammonia based products to clean dog urine. Dog urine has ammonia in it and he/she may be encouraged to go in the same area. Remember, your dog’s sense of smell is a hundred times better than yours.
Pet Accidents: a spray that promises the accidents will be done forever!
My Relationship with Cleaning. It's like an awkward adolescent relationship -- filled with mixed feelings of hopefulness and angst. Here's some grace for you today if your house isn't as perfect as you'd like it to be.
Hidden tricks to get your house sparkling in record time
Gross but necessary tip: An inexpensive and safe way to get pee/urine stains and smells out of a mattress or any other surface. Works for kids and pets stains!
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.
(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.
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
This long-forgotten gem of a cleaning agent may be used with a little water or vinegar to lift even the most stubborn stains. Unattractive grout driving you batty? Mold and mildew stains got you reaching for the Prozac? Burner pans and casserole dishes giving you fits? Cream of Tartar is your new best friend.
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.
Tension rod for spray bottles! So smart!!
The easiest way to clean your microwave
Tub Cleaner - vinegar and dish soap, no scrubbing! Heat 1/2C white vinegar in m'wave for 90 sec, pour int spray bottle. Add 1/2C BLUE Dawn dish soap. Shake gently to mix. Spray on surface, let it sit 1-2 hours. Just wipe it away then rinse with water.
Homemade Baby / Makeup Remover / Cleaning Wipes! | One Good Thing by Jillee
Pinner says: First thing, I'm curious if the wrinkle release spray will smell like the vinegar at all or if the fabric softener in it will mask it...?? Secondly, I'm cleaning my oven racks tomorrow based on this & I'm excited to see how well it works. And finally, I'm pretty psyched (the little things) to try the armpit stain remover. Seriously ppl, everyone gets those, even a little bit.
10 AMAZING Cleaning Solution DIY's!
Another Pinner said: I just tried this - I will NEVER buy Comet, Soft Scrub, etc again. Used in the tub - sprayed on, left for about 1/2 hr - wiped down like nothing there. it is sparkling!
no more static cling? will try it for sure :D
Extra uses for household items!