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Things to Know

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How to clean between your stove and counter! So useful!

Homemaker tips...good ones, including placing ice cubes to remove the furniture dents on the carpet. Who knew!

Carolina Charm: Handy Homemaker Tips & Tricks VI

Soak old paintbrushes in hot vinegar for 30 minutes and good as new. Good to know.

101 DIY home tips - I only got to 18 when I knew this was worth the pin. Very very useful.

pin now, read later...47 things you need to know when you own a home

how to keep cilantro fresh a long time

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.

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make an old sweater look new. Need to remember this.

cleaning the coffeemaker

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--SUCH a great idea! A plumber once told me that toilet drop-ins are terrible for the toilet parts, but I love how clean they make it! This will work great!

Sore throat, hacking cough, tight congestion......must try this

50 great household hints- seriously the BEST tips I've ever read! #11. Burned a pot of rice? Just place a piece of white bread on top of the rice for 5-10 minutes to draw out the burned flavor. Be careful not to scrape the burned pieces off of the bottom of the pan when serving the rice. #17. To keep potatoes from budding in the bag, put an apple in with them.

Powdered oxygen bleach, a scrub brush and some water are all you need to make tile and grout look like new.

Fix a stripped hole with a golf tee.

How to freshen and clean your garbage disposal with BS/V: Start by running hot water through your garbage disposal for a minute. Pour about 1/4 c. baking soda into the drain. Flip the garbage disposal on for 2 seconds, just to whirl the baking soda inside, and then leave it alone for 10-15 minutes. Follow with 1 c. of vinegar. Watch the bubbles erupt out of your drain. (Yay!) Rinse through one last time with very hot water and run your garbage disposal for 5 seconds.

How to clean hard water stains off your fridge water dispenser tray.

Tick Removal: A nurse discovered a safe, easy way to remove ticks . "Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the soap-soaked cotton ball and swab it for a few seconds (15-20); the tick will come out on its own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away. Please pass on.

Use golf tees to stake balloons to the ground.

Use this trick to hang anything from towel racks to shelf brackets. You will never put unnecessary holes in your walls again! GENIUS!


20 ways to add curb appeal...great ideas!

check off one item every day and in 3 weeks you'll have thoroughly cleaned your entire house!

Make ugly cabinets awesome.