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It happens all the time. You're wandering in a store, flipping through a magazine, or visiting a friend's home. You see something and you say to yourself, "That is so Martha Stewart." We've collected some of our favorites -- the clever, practical, and always beautiful ideas that Martha put her own unique stamp on. Revisit a few that you have borrowed or find a new "classic" for your home. Martha's a genius! :-)

Classic Martha Ideas

When its kept in an attractive glass bottle, dishwashing liquid doesnt have to stay hidden beneath the sink. Decorative bottles and pour spouts are available at housewares stores; vintage bottles work well too, as long as they are perfectly clean

Clean old bottles with kosher salt, dishwashing liquid & a splash of warm water.

cleaning old bottles - coarse salt, little bit of dish soap and warm water, shake and rinse

bleach alternative  Here’s the recipe:    12 cups water  1/4 cup lemon juice  1 cup hydrogen peroxide  Mix. Add 2 cups per wash load or put in spray bottle and use as a household cleaner.

A Natural Bleach Alternative for Laundry or Household Cleaner: 12 cups water cup lemon juice 1 cup hydrogen peroxide Mix. Add 2 cups per wash load or put in spray bottle for a household cleaner

Yikes! Avoid illness by cleaning some unexpected places.

The 21 Germiest Places You're Not Cleaning

21 Germiest Place You're Not Cleaning But Should! Avoid illness by cleaning some unexpected places.

How to clean your garbage disposal. Start by running hot water through your garbage disposal for a minute. Pour about 1/4 c. baking soda into the drain. Flip the garbage disposal on for 2 seconds, just to whirl the baking soda inside, and then leave it alone for 10-15 minutes. Follow with 1 c. of vinegar. Watch the bubbles erupt out of your drain. (Yay!) Rinse through one last time with very hot water and run your garbage disposal for 5 seconds.

How to clean your garbage disposal. Start by running hot water through your garbage disposal for a minute. Pour about c. baking soda into the drain. Flip the garbage disposal on for 2 seconds

DIY Foaming Soap.  This really works. Makes soap last longer and softer on sensitive hands

diy foaming handsoap - Fill the Empty Foaming Soap Bottle with approx. 1 inch of your liquid hand soap Slowly fill the rest of the bottle with tap water. Put lid back on, and gently tip upside down & side to side to mix. Don’t shake

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.

Drain De-Clogger Recipe: cup baking soda 1 cup vinegar 1 gallon boiling water Carefully siphon all the baking soda down the drain.

Homemade Dish Soap Ingredients: 1 ¾ cups boiling water 1 Tbsp borax 1 Tbsp grated bar soap (use castile bar soap, homemade soap, Ivory, or whichever natural bar you prefer) 15-20 drops essential oils, optional (find 100% pure essential oils here)

Homemade Dish Soap - $ave Naturally

Natural Liquid Dish Soap Recipe Ingredients: 1 ¾ cups boiling water 1 Tbsp borax 1 Tbsp grated bar soap (use castile bar soap, homemade soap, Ivory, or whichever natural bar you prefer) drops essential oils, optional (find pure essential oils here)

Conventional wisdom holds that pots and pans should be given a good soak. But every metal has different properties and requires special care. Stainless steel is prone to stains from heat and hard water. To remove blemishes, apply white vinegar with a soft cloth and rub. Always dry thoroughly after washing to prevent a film from forming. Never soak stainless-steel cookware; this will result in pitted surfaces.

Cleaning Stainless Steel To remove blemishes, apply white vinegar with a soft cloth and rub. Always dry thoroughly after washing to prevent a film from forming. Never soak stainless-steel cookware; this will result in pitted surfaces.

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