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Over time, towels build up detergent and fabric softener, leaving them unable to absorb as much water and smelling funky. Recharge them by washing them once with hot water and one cup vinegar, then a second 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!

Good old Martha taught us that rather than buying those ridiculously expensive anti-slip mats for a rug, just turn it over and run a few lines of acrylic-latex caulk every 6 inches or so. Let dry and flip over and your rug wont be going anywhere!

homemade sunscreen bars Homemade Sunscreen Bars

Scented-Laundry-Softener-Crystals

cornstarch/baking soda clay that dries like porcelain, beautiful white

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. Tell you what, 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)

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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!

Provides hours of entertainment! Old tire made into a rocking horse.

DIY:: Natural Lavender Infused Room & Linen Spray

Homemade Goo Gone! 2 ingredients that you probably already have!

The homemade "Oxiclean" is  awesome!

How to make your own: peanut butter, yogurt, bread, spaghetti sauce, pasta, biscotti, salsa, guacamole, jams and jellies, baby food, granola bars, cheeses, barebecue sauce, ice cream, hummus, pesto, applesauce, pretzels, potato chips and dog treats.

Recpes included.

Never buy store bought again. You most likely have EVERYTHING on hand :)

When your dishwasher doesn't clean well, fix it yourself following these simple steps and avoid the expensive professional service call. A simple cleaning often solves the problem.

The how and why on seed saving. This goes beyond how to get the seed but which ones to save and why.

sore throat remedy

Make your own storage boxes.

Those packages of pre-sliced apples you can buy at store are great for a healthy snack on the go but the price can add up. Make your own by slicing apples, soak in cold water for 3-5 minutes, then soak in a lemon-lime carbonated soda (such as 7-up or sprite) for 3-5 minutes. Divide into snack size portions and store in Ziploc bags in the fridge. The lemon-lime soda will keep the apples from browning and make them last longer.

100 frugal lunch ideas for kids from lots of moms

Doggy treats- Top 10 Homemade dog treat recipes

Vanilla Ice (for Delicious Summer Drinks!) Add to coke, for vanilla coke....or to coffee....

Homemade Mosquito Repellant - just 3 ingredients!

LUNCH ideas for kids (and adults).