Homemade laundry detergent. Powder, HE. Made this! It's awesome!!! Smells good and works good too!!!
kitchen gunk remover 1 part vegetable oil 2 parts baking soda Mix together with a spoon and go crazy! I like to use my fingers when I use baking soda (ie. Miracle Cleaner) because I feel like I can really work the fine grains of baking soda into the surface best that way.
Mix a paste of baking soda and lemon juice. The consistency of the paste should be about that of pancake mix. Spread the paste all along the bottom of the toilet (where it meets the floor), the toilet seat, and any other area that gets a lot of overspray. Let it set for about 10-15 minutes. Then spray the dried paste with white vinegar. Let it fizzle. When done fizzing wipe up with a damp cloth. Don't forget about the walls and cupboards on either side of the toilet.
Baking Soda + Lemon Juice into a paste; spread around base/floor let dry 15 minutes. Spray with White Vinegar; let fizzle, wipe up.- I love this lady!
EYE VAC: Just sweep and it sucks up the debris, no messing with a dust pan anymore. I'd love to have this!!
....then you remember you have animals and you laugh
Homemade carpet powder , also a reader wrote:According to a friend, if you add a cup of borax to this mixture it will kill any bugs that may be in your carpet! (fleas, etc!)Another said:I use nutmeg or clove ground with baking soda, and everyone can't find why my house smells so inviting and homey.
Wash your towels in hot water with a cup of vinegar, and then run again in hot water with a half-cup of baking soda. That will strip your towels from all of that residue and mildew smell and will actually leave them feeling fluffy and smelling fresh. ***Do not add laundry detergent to either wash. Just once with vinegar and once with baking soda. *** This trick also works well with wet bathing suits that were left to dry.
Wash your towels in hot water with a cup of vinegar, and then run again in hot water with a half-cup of baking soda. That will strip your towels from all of that residue and mildew smell and will actually leave them feeling fluffy and smelling fresh. (Do not add laundry detergent to either wash. Just once with vinegar and once with baking soda.) good to know for the future.
I would love to be organized and disciplined enough to keep up with this daily/weekly cleaning chart (or one similar) to keep the house tidy with less stress. We will see....
How to get your dishwasher squeaky clean and fresh smelling! ( Our inspector told us about this one!)
Cheap Garbage Disposal Cleaner/Deodorizer Slice lemons, put in ice cube trays and cover with vinegar. Freeze. Store in a ziplock bag. Pop one of these little cubes in the garbage disposal and grind away!
Reusable Swiffer dusters! Made from micro fleece, works even better than the disposables and they can be washed and reused over and over.
1 C water, 1C vinegar, 1C isopropyl alcohol, few drops liquid soap, 10-15 drops essential oil (optional). Combine in spray bottle.
Freshen Drains with Baking Soda and Vinegar Mix 1/2 cup baking soda with 1/4 cup table salt and pour down drain Follow by pouring 1 cup of heated vinegar down the drain (it will foam and bubble) Let it sit for 15 minutes After 15 minutes run hot tap water for 30-60 seconds. Baking soda and vinegar are the foundation of DIY cleaning! It’s really that simple. For just pennies you can keep your drains and home fume free by using baking soda and vinegar instead of harsh chemicals or callin...
THE BEST PIN EVER!!! Hidden tricks to get your house sparkling in record time. I think every Pinterest trick is listed here!
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!
dryer sheet keeps baseboards clean - not only wipes dust away but leaves a coating that detracts dust!