Around the House
FABRIKÖR Glass-door cabinet IKEA. Oh, I wish I had the perfect place for this.
Every month or two, give the pipes a good preventative cleaning to keep them clear of grease, oil, and hair clogs. Pour 1/2 cup baking soda down the drain, followed by 1/2 cup white vinegar. The mixture will foam up. Let stand for a few minutes to dissolve fatty acids, then pour boiling water down the drain to wash out any clogs. This really works!
How To Wash & Whiten Yellowed Pillows.
Use boiling water and two teabags to clean hardwood floors. The tannic acid in tea creates a beautiful shine for hardwood floors. Let two teabags steep in the boiling water for a few minutes. Pour the tea into a bucket. Take a soft cloth and wring it out in the tea. The cloth merely needs to be damp, not soaked. This will enable the floor to dry quickly. Wash the floor and be ready to be amazed by the sheen.
Family emergency binder (store passports, birth and marriage certificates, SS cards, health records, emergency contacts, extra money, etc). Keep in safe place and easy access in case of fire or emergency evacuation. (I should *really* do something like this.)