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How to get your dirty whites clean again... HOT HOT HOT water, 1 cap of laundry detergent, 1 cup powdered dish washer detergent, 1 cup bleach, 1/2 cup borax. Tell you what, you have to rewash it once to put softener in but it's the whitest you'll ever see your whites. If you omit the bleach it works great to get stains out of colors too (baby spit up is no longer a stain on OLD clothes)

Cut and serve prefect pieces of cake with a single motion.

Sugar High: Homemade Carpet Deodorizer. I'm doing this right now and it smells amazing! Its nice being able to pick the scent you want for your carpet cleaner too! Not some generic store bought scent!

I started doing this and will never stop! My tub shower are always spotless-so simple. Simple shower and tub cleaner: fill wand half and half. Wet surface and scrub. wow! leave in shower wash while you are already in there

Soak orange peels in vinegar for two weeks in a sealed mason jar then pour the vinegar into a spray bottle. Use as a non-toxic and yummy smelling "green" cleaner. I love using vinegar to clean with but have always wondered how to make it smell better - can't wait to do this!

One Pinner says: I've never been an all natural kinda girl, but these 8 changes to natural cleaning products for the house just transformed my house! This is definitely a must have list!

10 surprising (and handy) uses for distilled white vinegar--from removing mineral deposits from shower heads and whitening grout to peeling off wallpaper and disolving rust! | Photo: Mark Weiss | thisoldhouse.com

Good to know! Mix baking soda with 1 tbsp of fabric softener and spread on mattress every one or two months. Leave on an hour and vacuum off. Kills dust mites and freshens the mattress.

Use boiling water and two teabags to clean hardwood floors. The tannic acid in tea creates a beautiful shine. 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... and no sticky or oily residue! So cool, must try!

13 Uses For Lavender Oil: The Only Essential Oil You'll Need. Lavender (lavandula angustifolia) is the most versatile of all essential oils. s. The fragrance is calming, relaxing and balancing – physically and emotionally. Carrying a bottle of lavender around with you is like having your own personal first aid kit, perfume and pick-me-up.