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Uses of castile soap: body wash, shaving lubricant, hand soap, homemade baby wipes, multipurpose cleaner, soft scrub, washing laundry and dishes, etc. Just don't mix it with vinegar - they cancel each other out!

How To Use Castile Soap

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Mosquito trap - No more mosquitos!! Cut the top off a 2 liter bottle. Invert the cone and place it inside the straight part of 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.

This website is seriously the COOLEST site for homeowners! Just type in what you want to do/fix around your home and the website tells you how to do it!

color scheme I will have to use all of these!! Beautiful. Guest room!

Add lace to your window with cornstarch for privacy. And it removes. More great stuff for base housing. You ca use lots of different fabrics for this effect.

DIY stone back splash from Airstone! No power tools or grout. Priced at Lowe's for $50 for 8 sq ft.

Bubble Wrap as Insulation for Greenhouse windows > supposed to help keep the home warm too...

How to wash and whiten yellowed pillows. Did this today and it's like we have new pillows! I have washed our pillows many times before, but they have never come out looking like new again!

Fill your sink with hot, hot, hot water. Then fill each wine bottle with hot water and drop it into the sink. Next, add this secret potion: 1/2 cup baking powder 1 Tbsp dish soap 2 cups white vinegar. Once you add the vinegar to the sink, it will get all fizzy for a second AND THE LABELS COME OFF!

Faux concrete countertops! Doing it!!

Super Concentrated Homemade Laundry Detergent

Cover your trampoline springs with pool noodles

My grandma taught me this many years ago. Refreshing towels I use this trick all the time since I noticed my towels smelling funky. It works! - Over time, towels build up detergent and fabric softener, leaving them unable to absorb as much water and smelly. Recharge them by washing them once with hot water and 1cup vinegar, then a 2nd time with hot water and half cup baking soda. This strips the residue and leaves them fresh and able to absorb more water again. Works like a charm!

Laundry Tip: How to safely make your own bleach gel - make as much as you need!

10 dollar DIY Wood Countertop - Cleverly Inspired. Years ago when HGTV was new I watched an episode of Kitty Bartholomew where she showed a woman who did this and used marine wax (what is used to make boats waterproof) and she did her entire kitchen for 30 dollars and it was gorgeous!

Borax ant bait-it's absolutely 100% natural. Mix 1 cup of warm water with 1/2 cup of sugar and 2 tablespoons of Borax. Then soak the Borax mixture up with cotton balls and place those cotton balls near any trails the ants have established. Feeding frenzy... tomorrow they'll be gone.

why don't I already do this? Put User Manuals in a 3 ring binder with their receipts.

Blessing in a Bottle - also known as "kitchen Magic" This stuff will get through anything, make your sink and shower shine like new, and save you when just about nothing else works.

A Gardener's Checklist for Early Spring -- it's about that time! Advice on winter cleanup, spring pruning, sowing seeds, planting late-season bulbs, creating containers, dividing perennials, planting trees, and planning a vegetable garden.

Vinyl tape flooring DIY @Johanna Hörrmann Hörrmann Verngren. For a kitchen, mudroom, play room? The vinyl tape is the same as they use on floors in gyms and warehouses, is durable, and is only a couple of bucks per roll.

Homemade Baby Wipes, there are chemicals in regular wipes that can make diaper rash worse. Also, using coconut oil instead of rash creams can work wonders. Not to mention this is WAY cheaper!

remember....Borax ant bait. Borax is the most common ingredient in house ant control products, and get this: it's absolutely 100% natural. The best way (in my opinion) to use Borax is to mix 1 cup of warm water with 1/2 cup of sugar, and 2 tablespoons of Borax. Then soak the Borax mixture up with cotton balls and place those cotton balls near any trails the ants have established in your home. Feeding frenzy... tomorrow they'll be gone. I knew there had to be a way to do this naturally!

Cut off the top of the salt container and stick it in the lid of a mason jar and transfer the salt ~ more attractive, and you can see when you're running low.

47 Skills You Need to Survive Homeownership

This site is great! Just type in whatever you want, then it gives you a gazillion templates to choose from.