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no matter how many times it has been washed after it was stained, baking soda and a dry toothbrush gets grease stains out - sometimes without even needing to wash it after.

Have the SOFTEST laundry EVER by adding homemade natural laundry softener crystals to your wash!

Fill a spray bottle with hydrogen peroxide and 1/2 handful of baking soda. Shake it up and spray on carpet stains, upholstery stains, and clothing stains. pinner said, "I've used it for years and it works better than anything else."

Soap nuts - a natural laundry detergent!!

Healthy Septic Systems - Common household chemicals can kill off the beneficial bacteria in your septic tank. Sewage then builds up more quickly eventually causing a sewage backup. You can use Rid-X Septic System Treatment once a month OR a more sustainable recipe. Mix 2 packs of active dry yeast & 1 pound of brown sugar in four cups water. Place the concoction somewhere warm for the next few minutes allowing the yeast to "blossom" then flush the entire mixture down the toilet! No SHTF!

DIY deodorizing disks (for trashcans, diaper pails, etc.). They last for a month and when done throw them into the laundry with a load of your smelliest clothes for deodorizing. Awesome!

How to get out grease-stains that have already been through the dryer... good to know

1 c vinegar + 1 c hot water + 10 min microwave = steam clean! Totally works. No more scum, no funky smells. Gonna have to try this today

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! Love baking soda

The appliance repairman told me using the self-cleaning feature takes years off the life of an oven. The best oven cleaner! Cover bottom of oven with baking soda, then pour vinegar so it's all wet. Let sit around 20 minutes or so then wipe all of it out with damp cloth or sponge. I leave my oven door open too. After drying you may see some white residue, wipe again.

How to dry shoes in a dryer w/out noise or damage.

Self cleaning toilet ~ Punch a hole in the top of a bottle of vinegar and sit the bottle in your toilet tank. In doing this you will save water, as the tank wont fill as much, the vinegar will clean your toilet AND tank on each flush, it leaves the bathroom smelling fresh and it doesn't harm any component of your toilet OR the environment when flushed.

Simple trick to help pull the garbage bag out of the trash can easier!

dishwasher soap - Baking Soda (frugal favorite!) Borax (all-natural household cleaner, available at many stores in the laundry aisle) Mix together equal parts of each ingredient, store in a labeled container Use just like a commercial powdered detergent, approximately 2 TBS per load. That’s it! Each load will cost you mere pennies.