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Homemade carpet powder , also a reader wrote:According to a friend, if you add a cup of borax to this mixture it will kill any bugs that may be in your carpet! (fleas, etc!)Another said:I use nutmeg or clove ground with baking soda, and everyone can't find why my house smells so inviting and homey.

DIY - Make Your Own Fabreeze 1/8 Cup of fabric softener (your favorite) 2 tablespoons baking soda Hot tap water Spray bottle (use an empty 27 oz. Febreeze bottle) Combine all ingredients in bottle, shake well and use!

Unblock your drains without pouring harmful pollutants into the water system by pouring down 1 c of salt and 1/2 c of baking soda mixed together, followed by a kettle of boiling water. Can also use baking soda and white vinegar and boiling water. -- good to know

Writers Workshop Poster: 100 Colorful Words to Use in Place of "Said"

Handout or mini-poster on colorful words writers can use instead of "said." Students can put the b&w version in their writing notebooks for reference.

Homemade Carpet Powder

Easy homemade carpet deodorizer powder infused with essential oils. Sprinkle before vacuuming. Reuse an old spice container (www.OddsandEvans.com) #naturalcleaning #essentialoils #youngliving

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 its the whitest youll 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)

Grout Cleaner - 7 cups water, 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/3 cup ammonia (or lemon juice) and 1/4 cup vinegar. I'll be trying this out in my bathrooms.