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I was tired of nagging them to do their chores. These simple homemade Instant Gratification Chore Charts Saved My Sanity!

Instant Gratification Chore Charts Saved My Sanity

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The best wasp/yellowjacket repellant for summer picnics: 2 ounces of mint extract. 2 ounces peppermint extract. 10 ounces rubbing alcohol. Pour ingredients into spray bottle and label. Spray down picnic area and play area. The mint is neurotoxic to bees and wasps. Somehow they know to stay away, but if you spray it on them directly it can also kill them.

Planting a celery bottom will produce a new stock of celery... Amazing!!! guh I NEED to make a Gardening board! #gardening

One pinner wrote: "We sprayed peppermint oil last November and haven't seen any spiders since and before we were running a spider den - this hack worked for us"

how to plant and grow garlic. - I did this with a .49 garlic from the gocery and had so much garlic, plus while it's growing it's pretty... Oh we use this so much I should seriously grow it!!!

homemade stainless steel cleaner

Planting sunflower seeds in eggshell 'cups' When the seeds sprout, just crush the shell a bit and plant the whole thing in the ground. Can also plant tomatoes or other veggies the same way.

Mini greenhouse ~ Cut the bottom off a gallon milk jug and when a cold snap is in the forecast, place the jug over your plant, to keep warm in early Spring and Fall. Lots of other 25 No-Cost (or Low-Cost) Garden Tools

Start seedlings in an egg shell and, when ready, plant the entire thing. The egg shells will naturally compost providing valuable nutrients to your plants.

Clean baseboards with Scrubbing Bubbles. Spray on, wipe off. It doesn't remove the paint!

How To: Spring Cleaning In One Day. Somebody has waaaay more enthusiasm and energy than I do. I take frequent breaks.

crock pot air freshener - water and baking soda then add cinnamon, vanilla, lemon or an essential oil, put on low with the lid off (all day to acheive max. benefit), it will absort odors and make the house smell great

Neat idea!--I never thought of using pop tabs. Leave it to the creative minds on Pinterest to come up with that one!

I know you were told to NEVER EVER wash your cast irons with soap...here's a tip - scrub your cast iron with coarse salt and a soft sponge. The salt is a natural abrasive and will absorb oil and lift away bits of food while preserving the pan's seasoning. Rinse away salt and wipe dry.