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Trucs écolos

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Extensive List of Organic Pest Control Remedies for plants and garden.

coat/tie/scarf rack made from tree branches.

Clean the microwave with water and vanilla extract. Add a few drops of vanilla to a bowl of water and cook in the microwave for 5 minutes. The steam will make the microwave walls SO easy to clean and your kitchen will smell great!-more ideas too

The next time you have green onions, don't throw away the white ends. Simply submerge them in a glass of water and place them in a sunny window. Your onions will begin to grow almost immediately and can be harvested almost indefinitely. We just use kitchen scissors to cut what we need for meals. I periodically empty out the water, rinse the roots off and give them fresh water. My friend said this works really well!

cut the bottoms off of two bottles. glue zipper inside & instant snack container for kiddies

Don't throw away paint brushed that have dried paint in them!!! Soaking old paint brushes in vinegar for 30 minutes and cleaning them will make them as good as new. Cred: In this Crazy Life: Tips and Tricks

Mosquito trap - No more mosquitos!! Cut the top off a 2 liter bottle. Invert the cone and place it inside the bottle. Glue the two pieces together. Add 1 tsp yeast and 1/2 cup sugar to some luke warm water, and pour the mixture into the bottle. Mosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide that you exhale. The yeast feeds off the sugar and emits the same gas, so the mosquito enters the bottle, thinking she will find food there. FLIES LOVE THIS!!! Have caught 1000's of flies!!

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!

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

get rid of fruit flies

Add orange peels (or any citrus peel) to a quart of white vinegar in a closed container and let it set for two weeks. Combine citrus/vinegar solution half/half with water and use for cleaning. Works on floors, tile, fixtures, etc. Smells good and is tough on scum! Best of all there are no chemicals.

1 c water, 1 c vinegar, 1c alcohol, 2-3 drops dishwashing soap

Repurpose old t-shirts by making reusable bags from them. #upcycle

Ink Cartridge Secret of the Deep

Place a dishwasher-safe cup filled with plain white vinegar on the top rack of the dishwasher. Using the hottest water available, run the dishwasher through a cycle. The vinegar will help to wash away the loose, greasy grime, sanitizes, and helps remove the musty odor. Next, sprinkle a cupful of baking soda around the bottom of the tub and run it through a short cycle. The baking soda will help freshen and removing stains.

Keeping some of these on hand! ... Homemade Ice packs: 1 part rubbing alcohol to 3 parts water, gets really cold, but never hardens so you can manipulate it (or add food coloring)

Homemade Febreze: What you'll need: 1/8 Cup of fabric softener (I used Downy April Fresh) 2 tablespoons Baking Soda Hot tap water Spray bottle (I used my empty 27 oz. Febreze bottle) combine all in bottle, shake well and use! AWESOME!

Dishwasher Detergent that last forever for about $12

Going to try this today!!

use salt to keep colors from fading

50 uses for vinegar. I just bought a Costco sized bottle, yippee!!

1-2 cups of water w/ 1-2 tblsp of vinegar put in a microwave bowl and put in microwave for 5 minutes.... Take out and wipe clean with a rag

Gazillion uses for Dawn. This is REALLY good to know.

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. Leave oven door open. After drying you may see some white residue, wipe again.

keep soil in your flower pots