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HouseHold Tips & Tricks

HouseHold Tips & Tricks

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I need to remember this for next year when planting my patio pots!

Planter DIY Water Reservoir (Dabbletree)

Cleaning those pesky scorch marks from your glass stovetop.

Creamer bottles become snack dispensers.

Magnetic Ironing Mat - I want this!

How to clean your garbage disposal. 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.

Homemade Febreze

Life. Family. Love.: Homemade Febreze

"So smart! The cardboard carton is easy to light with a match and then the charcoal starts too! Perfect for bringing camping or starting a fire pit.

Sew Many Ways...: Eggs-tra Special Campfire Starter...

THIS REALLY WORKS AND LAUNDRY IS SUPER SOFT!!! Soak a hand towel in fabric softener. Squeeze out any remaining drops from the towel. Hang it over a chair (or outside on a clothes line) to dry. My house smelled super clean for the three days while this towel was drying completely. Yes, it took three days! You must make sure it dries completely! After the towel dries you just throw it in your dryer along with clothes and use it as a dryer sheet for 40-50 loads before soaking again.

Homemade jewelry cleaner

How to get your dirty whites clean again... HOT HOT HOT water, 1 cap of laundry detergent, 1 cup powdered dish washer detergent, 1 cup bleach, 1/2 cup borax. you have to rewash it once to put softener in but it's the whitest you'll ever see your whites. If you omit the bleach it works great to get stains out of colors too (baby spit up is no longer a stain on OLD clothes)

How to clean your cookie sheets.

Use a staple remover to open key ring--finally an idea to save your nails!

Use a fluffy glove to paint rails!

Now why didn't I think of this!

DIY Explosive Showerhead Cleaner -1/3 cup baking soda -1 cup white vinegar -1 plastic bag -1 large bag twisty tie

Toothpaste as CD Cleaner To restore a damaged CD, apply a dot of non-gel formulat toothpaste to a cotton cloth and rub in a straight line from the center of the CD outward, covering any scratches. Rinse off the toothpaste with water.

Vinegar as Sticker Remover Dislodge a stubborn price sticker. Paint with several coats of vinegar, let it sit for five minutes, then wipe away.

Hair Dryer as Sticker Remover A little hot air quickly loosens price labels—with zero fingernail-chipping frustration.

Use a rubber band to get rid of a stripped screw

Wine Stain remover - This works, Ive used it many times. LOL

Chrome cleaner. Apply a little cola and rub down your shiny surface with aluminum foil, and you'll retain the eye-catching shine to your antique bar, Harley, or whatever else has a glint to it.

Top 10 Time-Saving, MacGyver-Style Cleaning Tricks

A simple chemical reaction causes tarnish to disappear naturally. Place sterling or plated silver in an aluminum pan -- it must be aluminum. Sprinkle 1/2 to 1 cup baking soda over the silverware. Keeping the pan in the sink to minimize splashing, pour enough boiling water to cover the utensils. When the tarnish disappears, remove the silverware, and buff with a soft cotton cloth.

Removing Tarnish - Martha Stewart Home & Garden

"I keep cleaning products in a shoe holder over the back of my laundry room door. They're easy to see and access, and it saves space."

Tub & Shower Magic (Dawn & White Vinegar.)

Line a small dish with aluminium foil, a hand full of baking soda, toss in your silver and top with boiling water. It instantly removes tarnish chemically free. I need to do this!