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    I need to do this when we move ...Professional house cleaners spill their 10 best-kept secrets to save time & effort. 1 most definitely liked was how to remove grease/dirt build up from kitchen cabinets. Say to clean cabinets, 1st heat slightly damp sponge/cloth in microwave for 20 - 30 sec. until it's hot. Put on a pair of rubber gloves, spray cabinets w/ an all-purpose cleaner containing orange oil, then wipe off cleaner w/ hot sponge. This should make the kitchen look & smell wonderful too!

    ■Clean out your empty foaming soap dispenser ■Then… add 1 inch of Baby Wash to the dispenser… ■Fill the bottle the rest of the way up with water ■Then, gently turn side to side to mix together {no shaking} ■There you have it ~ you’re all done… and that was seriously easy! Homemade BB Foaming soap

    How to clean smelly trash cans

    Use 3/4 cup of oil & 1/4 cup vinegar to restore wood on old furniture without having to strip the pieces. Hmmm. I'll have to try this.

    Remove permanent marker from wood floors..or wood dining tables -worked like a charm! also use it to take permanent marker off of walls, dry erase boards or anything that has been permanent marker tattooed!

    6 Weeks to Make Your Home Shine for the Holidays!

    This is a great idea in the event of water shortage. NEVER EVER wash your cast irons with soap...scrub your cast iron with coarse salt and a soft sponge. The salt is a natural abrasive and will absorb oil and lift away bits of food while preserving the pan's seasoning. Rinse away salt and wipe dry. FINALLY!!!!

    Jewelry cleaner - another pinner said - tried it today and my engagement ring is almost blinding, it's sparking so much :)

    cleaning and maintaining a front load washer - this is VERY helpful!

    cleaning and maintaining a front load washer - this is VERY helpful!

    Keep one in the shower filled with a mixture of half vinegar and half Dawn dishsoap. Use it to wipe down the shower while you are in there and your shower will always be clean.

    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.


    Tub Cleaner - vinegar and dish soap, no scrubbing! Heat 1/2 c. white vinegar in m'wave for 90 sec, pour into spray bottle. Add 1/2C c. BLUE Dawn dish soap. Shake gently to mix. Spray on surface, let it sit 1-2 hours. Just wipe it away then rinse with water. Should also take soap scum off shower doors!

    Tub and Shower Magic

    CLEAN YOUR MATTRESS: pour about 1 cup of baking soda into a mason jar and drop in 4 drops of lavender essential oil. Put on lid and shake jar. Using a kitchen strainer sprinkle the baking soda mixture all over the mattress and let it sit for an hour or more. Thoroughly vacuum the mattress. Bye, bye dust mites and other nasty things. The baking soda helps draw up any moisture and deep dirtiness. It deodorizes and leaves the mattress smelling fresh and clean.

    A gazillion uses for Dawn. Good to know.

    TIPS FOR RESTORING FURNITURE Even furniture with water marks, vacuum-cleaner nicks, scratches or damaged veneer can look like new without too much trouble.

    Unsticking a Drawer Given her love of antiques, it is no surprise Martha shared this idea for stubborn piece of older furniture. An old, wooden bureau can be a cherished piece, but after many years of service, its drawers may not open and close with the same ease they once did. Give them a helping hand: Rub the undersides with a wax candle, and they will slide open like new.

    Removing a Broken Lightbulb Changing a broken lightbulb when you can't unscrew the base presents obvious problems. Try using a cut potato. Broken Lightbulb How-To

    Carpet Ghosts Here's an icy tip for removing furniture indentations. Carpet Ghost How-To

    Homemade toilet bowl cleaner & homemade softscrub

    Best way to clean your glass cooktop PERIOD! Love this! Works way better than store-bought stuff.

    Peppermint Room Spray