For icy steps and sidewalks in freezing temperatures, mix 1 teaspoon of Dawn dishwashing liquid, 1 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol, and 1/2 gallon hot/warm water and pour over walkways. They won’t refreeze. No more salt eating at the concrete in your sidewalks

Streak-free window cleaner. . .no wiping or squeegeeing required. 3.5 oz. Jet Dry (1/2 bottle), 4 Tbsp. rubbing alcohol, 1/4 C. ammonia, 1/4 C. dry dishwashing detergent, 2 gal. hot water, car-washing brush, hose. Directions: mix above together. Spray window, mop-on solution with car-washing brush or a mop, spray off. DONE! Too bad you can't do this on the inside!!! :)

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. . . sprinkle a bit of baking soda into the corners, pour a bit of vinegar into a cup and pour it into the tracks. . . .

Keep this in mind if you start seeing lots of spiders around your place. Natural spider killer or preventer... take one cup of vingar, one cup of pepper, a teaspoon of oil and liquid soap. Put it into a spray bottle and spray along the outside of your outside door and along windows; refresh after it rains.

Have you ever wanted an ice melt recipe that was safe for pets and didn't harm your concrete? We have a homemade hack for you to try! Mix the following toget

Use a sponge to soak up concrete mix in whatever shape you desire and let it harden into a hardened version of what you just cut out!

Wish we had this on our camping trip this year!! HOMEMADE MOSQUITO/ANT/FLEA REPELLENT Ingredients: 1/2 litre of alcohol 100 gram of whole cloves 100 ml of baby oil or similar (almond, sesame, chamomile, lavender, fennel etc) Preparation: Leave cloves to marinate in alcohol four days Stir every morning and evening After 4 days add the oil It's now ready to use. Gently rub a few drops into the skin of the arms and legs. Observe the mosquitoes fleeing the room. Repels fleas on pets too.

These look pretty cool. How to make a tabletop fire bowl!

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If you want your house to smell heavenly, boil some orange peels with a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon on Medium heat. ~ do this come Fall and everyone loves it - an old Southern trick

Foaming soap. I have been making this for a cuople of years now - it works!! You can use the cheap soap, but I like to use the really nice soap from Bath & body - saves so much $ still smells wonderful!

Hate scraping off ice! With 2/3 Vinegar 1/3 water! Just spray on windows and ice will melt away! Totally making a bottle of this for this winter!

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I just ran out of dishwasher soap and now I am going to by the magic ingredients per the almighty Jillee for sparkly dishes again.

CBS did a special which stated "a straight 5% solution of vinegar kills 99 percent of bacteria, 82 percent of mold, and 80 percent of viruses". That's really amazing! Apparently salmonella only needs a 1% solution to be killed. When vinegar is combined with table salt or hydrogen peroxide, it can inhibit the growth of certain strains of e.coli. NOTE: Do NOT mix with bleach! Toxic fumes can result. (She gives two recipes for diy vinegar cleaners.)

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ONLY use this and it leaves floor spotless. (Heavy duty floor cleaner recipe: cup white vinegar 1 tablespoon liquid dish soap cup baking soda 2 gallons tap water, very warm.) It leaves everything smelling amazing.

Keep wasps and bees away this summer. Put about 10 cloves in 1/2 a lemon and set out. They do not like the scent.

DIY Drain-O: 1/2 cup baking soda 1 cup vinegar 1 gallon boiling water Carefully siphon all the baking soda down the drain. Pour in 1/2 of the vinegar, covering the hole so the fizz is forced down, not up (omit this for toilets, please!). Add the second half of the vinegar, following the same procedure. Allow to sit for 15 minutes or so, and then flush with an entire gallon of boiling water.