Household plants need nourishment, particularly in the dead of winter when sunlight is limited. Plants love starch, save the water you boiled your potatoes in, let it cool and use it to water your household plants.
Use a mop holder to store spices on the inside of a cabinet door
Use hydrogen peroxide and baking soda to clean your old cookie sheets. NO scrubbing!
Aluminum foil as fixture protector - the foil molds to the shape of whatever it's covering and stays firmly in place until the job is complete. > this is a great tip!
A SMART way to keep twine, ribbon straight!
How to clean and descale your Keurig! Quick AND easy!!
No helium needed to fill balloons for parties.....just vinegar and baking soda! I NEED TO REMEMBER THIS! this is important since helium is not a renewable source and is in such short supply
ONLY use this and it leaves floor spotless. (Heavy duty floor cleaner recipe: ¼ cup white vinegar 1 tablespoon liquid dish soap ¼ cup baking soda 2 gallons tap water , very warm.)
Seriously. Homemade laundry detergent? I'm in. Especially when I see that Tide is $22 a bottle!? (Not that this girl buys that but STILL!)
Natural Pest Repellent-Keep slugs and aphids away from window boxes with a homemade, nonchemical pest spray. Place one peeled onion, two peeled garlic cloves, and one teaspoon cayenne pepper in the jar of a blender. Add three cups of water, and blend until smooth. Let the mixture sit overnight, strain the liquid into a spray bottle, and coat plants generously. The solution will keep, refrigerated in the bottle, for up to one week. from Martha Stewart Living
Homemade insect repellant
Changed my life... How to get people to stop coughing at night and sleep...ahh sleep!!! Does this work??
..soaking feet in vinegar (apple cider being best) is a great remedy for many problems like toenail fungus, dry feet, tired feet, etc. ..here are some vinegar foot soaks that will help feet be soft and supple.
This site has a TON of painting tips! Must go to this site before painting anything.~in fact the site has tons of diy handyman tips PERIOD!~
Silky Summer Legs 1 1/4 C Sugar 1/2 C Oil 3 tablespoons Citrus Razors Mix everything together in a bowl. Soak your legs in the tub for 5 minutes. Shave your legs. Rub some of this mixture all over your legs. Rinse it all off, shave again. I would use one razor per leg if you have two. Rub your legs again! Second coat of wax. Rinse off! You can use a mild soap to help get some of the oil off. Lotion your legs up, and feel the silkiness!
Super Silky Summer Legs Next time you are feeling down, about to binge, going on a date, or just need to pamper yourself, do this. I just did it and I can not stop rubbing my legs together. It feels like I paid for that over expensive pedicure at the salon.
Instructions to clean your AC unit - save money and increase efficiency while prolonging the life of your unit!
Cleaning Greasy Oven Filters: Fill your biggest pot with water and bring it to a boil. Add 1/2C of baking soda VERY SLOWLY! (about a Tbs at a time because it fizzes) Then take your caked-with-grease filter and submerge it in the pot. (Well, 1/2 of it anyway.) Boil several minutes. Rinse until water runs clear.
How to clean your stove's exhaust fan filter. Truly disgusting to see all the grease come off it!!! But works wonderfully well!!!
Once a week for 20 minutes, sit in a hot bath that contains a handful of Epsom salts, 10 drops of lavender essential oil, and a half cup of baking soda. This combo draws out toxins, lowers stress-related hormones, and balances your pH levels.
??? Really ??? Punch a hole in the top of a bottle of vinegar and sit the bottle in your toilet tank. In doing this you will save water, as the tank wont fill as much, the vinegar will clean your toilet AND tank on each flush, it leaves the bathroom smelling fresh and it doesn't harm any component of your toilet OR the environment when flushed. And won't hurt the dogs when they drink out of the toilet like the blue stuff does.
Use A Piece Of Bread To Pick Up Broken Glass ... So Simple.