House smelling weird? Put two caps full of vanilla extract in a coffee cup, then place it in the oven at 300 degrees for one hour. Within twenty minutes the whole house smells like Heaven. It's actually a common realtor trick.
Homemade Rinse Aid for Automatic Dishwashers (Jet Dry) Homemade Rinse Aid Recipe 3/4 cup of vinegar 1/4 cup of lemon juice Empty bottle to store it in Mix together the vinegar and lemon juice. Put it into an empty container and fill up the rinse container.
Baking Soda is AWESOME: mix a few tablespoons of baking soda with water in the bowl of a crockpot or slow cooker. Set the crockpot on low heat in whichever room is most in need of a little freshening and set it to LOW with the lid off. She says the warm baking soda seems to literally pull the odors from the air (Optional, add essential oils)
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)