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The Natural Way to Get Rid of Ants - Beauty in the Mess

The Natural Way to Get Rid of Ants - Beauty in the Mess

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Carpet Shampoo Solution: 1 cup oxiclean* 1 cup febreeze* 1 cup distilled white vinegar *The homemade versions work fabulously! Pour contents into shampooer tub and mix with hot water to fill tub completely. This will not only clean your carpets it will also deodorize. It will smell slightly of vinegar until the carpet is dry. Be sure to test spot with the solution just to be safe, however this should be safe for ALL carpets.

Last Pinner: Wow I didn't know this.. : Place pillows in the dryer with a "couple of tennis balls to help get them back to their “fluff stage” and kill germs with the high heat. This is sooo important...I actually learned about all the molds that can grow in pillows if you don't do this and let me just say...DO THIS. Scary AND gross."

Keep one in the shower filled with a mixture of half vinegar and half Dawn dishsoap. Use it to wipe down the shower while you are in there and your shower will always be clean. Must try this!

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)

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.

Add a cup of baking soda to the toilet, leave it for an hour, and then flush. It will clean the toilet and absorb the odor. This site also has 75 other uses for baking soda! Well, today's toilet day so......

Use alcohol in a spray bottle to kill bugs in your home instead of the toxic stuff in the can. Alcohol dries clean with no oily residue and is more effective than the bug sprays you'd buy in the store. Try it, you'll be amazed.

Make your own cooking spray -- without the nasty additives! One part oil to five parts water. Shake before each use! SIMPLE!

Take a spray bottle, fill it about 1/8th full with rubbing alcohol, add a drop of Dawn dishwashing soap, a few drops of scented oil (optional, but makes it smell so good), fill the rest of the way with water, shake together, and you're good to go! It makes your granite (or any countertop) shine and feel so smooth at a fraction of the price~I have loved it and use it on my appliances as well. \

■Clean out your empty foaming soap dispenser ■Then… add 1 inch of Baby Wash to the dispenser… ■Fill the bottle the rest of the way up with water ■Then, gently turn side to side to mix together {no shaking} ■There you have it ~ you’re all done… and that was seriously easy! Homemade BB Foaming soap