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Get Rid Of Ants, Ants, Ants Recipe - Genius Kitchen

Get Rid Of Ants (sugar, boric acid, warm water) : This is a miracle recipe for getting rid of those pesty ants that come every spring and summer. Mix up the solution, pack cotton balls in a jar cover, and put the solution on and they will be gone.

Estate Planning -- Not fun, but necessary

The 25 Documents You Need Before You Die

The 25 Documents You Need Before You Die from The Wall Street Journal - Design You Death Dossier Soon, or You Could Be Setting Up Your Heirs for Frustration and Financial Pain. Handy and smart planning!

DIY Laundry Detergent

only need a tablespoon per load NEVER purchase another laundry detergent brand. This has inspired me to make more homemade cleaning products :) very exciting! Laundry soap recipe - for months' worth of soap.

DIY natural room scents

Natural Room Scents

Again with the colors of citrus and natural materials. I also like original idea behind this post - natural room scents! _ DIY Natural Room Scents (this is such a great idea!

citrus peel seedling pots... ingenious!

Plant Seedlings in a Citrus Peel: Use a lemon, orange or a grapefruit to start your seedlings. Plant the entire thing in the ground and the peels will compost directly into the soil to nourish the plants as they grow.

Real Simple -- collection of solutions to everyday cleaning problems

Surprising Cleaning New Uses

Natural drain cleaner: pour ½ cup baking soda, then ½ cup vinegar down a clogged drain. Cover it with a wet cloth, wait 5 minutes, uncover, and flush with steaming-hot water.

Remove yellow underarm stains.... Mix hydrogen peroxide and baking soda.  Apply to stains, let soak for 30 minutes and wash like normal.

Remove Yellow Armpit Stains

Remove yellow underarm stains--Mix hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Apply to stains, let soak for 30 minutes and wash like normal. *Other stain removal tips, too.

no flies:  hang a clear bag 1/2 filled w/ water & a penny in the bottom... light refracts and it affects the fly's vision; they don't like it and stay away

Amazingly Effective, Nontoxic Fly Repellent

Fly repellent - pinner wrote: "no flies in my back yard have been spotted. I spoke with a women who grew up on a dairy farm and she swears by it. She said they used 5 pennies." Does work, as the local dairy farm here uses this method :)

Tutorial: eco-friendly firepit starters

Tutorial: eco-friendly firepit starters AND mosquito tip: " throw a stick of sage into the fire. The sage scented smoke that the fire will emit keeps mosquitos and other annoying bugs at bay for the entire area" HOORAY! Those Mosquitos love me!

orange-vinegar cleaner: add orange (or any citrus peel) to qt of white vinegar, let sit for 2 weeks, the use 50/50 solution w/ water to clean  no chemicals

Orange Vinegar cleaner - 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.

Periodic table of storing produce (1 of 2)

this cute "periodic table of produce" tells you exactly how long and which way to keep your foods so they stay fresh for as long as possible! eat feel fresh's article "spoiled rotten- the shelf life of fruits and vegetables" explains it all!

DIY Dishwasher Detergent for hard water

Dishwasher Detergent 1 box Borax, 1 box super washing soda, 24 pkgs unsweetened lemonade drink mix (like kool-aid), 3 cups epsom salt. Then use Lemi Shine as a rinse aid (vinegar also works). Use 1 Tbs per load

laundry stain remover

How To Remove Sweat Stains The Easy Way

Dawn and hydrogen peroxide to get whites back to white, and gets rid of nasty yellow part Dawn dishwashing liquid mixed with two parts hydrogen peroxide. Pour directly onto stains, let sit and then launder.

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Trade Secrets for Easy, Low-Cost Upgrades

Easy Finish Repair To restore the sheen on satin finishes, rub with 0000 steel wool and paste wax; for gloss, use a soft cloth and car polish, such as Turtle Wax Polishing Compound and Scratch Remover.