Lemon Juice Soak Fill a large stock pot with water. Slice up one lemon and place the slices into the water. Put the pot on the stove and bring the water to a boil. Remove the pot from the heat. Put the clothing you want to whiten into the pot. Let the clothing soak for one hour and then wash as usual. Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup lemon juice to the washer along with the laundry detergent as an alternative method to brighten up white clothes. Hang your clothing out in the sun to dry to brighten…
Homemade liquid handsoap Costs 75% less than regular liquid hand soap and only takes 30 minutes to make! P.S. All you need is... 3 bars of soap, grated 6 cups of water Put ingredients in a pot over medium heat. Cook until dissolved and then place in jars to cool. It takes about 24 hours to get the right consistency.
Brighten dingy floors. Combine half a cup of hydrogen peroxide with one gallon of hot water, then go to town on your flooring. Because it’s so mild, it’s safe for any floor type, and there’s no need to rinse. Ever since I started using Hydrogen Peroxide to get rid of armpit stains, to clean cookie sheets, as a miracle cleaner in my kitchen and bathroom, and to make my own “oxi clean”…I ALWAYS have at least one bottle of the stuff
Soak the socks in dishwasher detergent for at least 2 hours before washing and bleaching socks. We found this also really helped our husbands white undershirts as well. It helped remove those stubborn deodorant stains. We used a 1/2 cup in our washing machine and hot water.
Have old stuck on grease on walls or hard surfaces? A DIY at-home cleaner that works! Equal parts water, white vinegar, and add citrus fruits (ie: lemon, lime, oranges, etc). Only fill the bottle half way and then add a teaspoon of baking soda (mixture will fizz up and settle). To add a stronger citrus scent, take the fruit and grate it against a cheese grater to get the zest out. Makes the scent stronger over-powering the vinegar smell.