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to get rid of the nasty black gunk in your drain: 1. Boil a pot of water. 2. Meanwhile pour baking soda down the drain. 3. Once the water has reached a rolling boil pour it down the drain. 4. Let the water and baking soda work at decomposing and sterilizing the grime for 10 minutes. 5. After 10 minutes, pour 1 cup of bleach down the drain to completely kill any remaining mildew or bacteria. this process every few months. It will also keep the nasty mildew smell at bay.

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.

from Bitz & Giggles

Toilet Freshener Tabs

Toilet Freshener Tabs - Easy to make fizzy tablets that help keep your toilet and bathroom fresh and deodorized!

from Dr. Karen S. Lee

How to Clean and Maintain a Smelly Front Loading Washing Machine

Once a month, I add a cup of Distilled White Vinegar 1 Cup of Baking Soda (adding both neutralizes the pH but the bubbling action gently scrubs any debris you can’t get to inside the drum) directly into the drum and use HOT water for washing. Then, I add about ½ cup of vinegar into the fabric softener compartment and ½ cup of baking soda into the detergent compartment.

from Listotic

55 Must-Read Cleaning Tips and Tricks (With Pictures)

"That’s right, a lemon! I just cut it in half and use the actual lemon to scrub the hard water stains on any fixture. I’ve even used it to remove rust stains from a bobby pin I left sitting in the shower. Like I said, just rub the lemon on the fixture a

This works great! Much better than the gelled version of DIY air freshner and easier to make. Everytime I walk in the room it smells fresh has a nice scent to it. Will be doing in my whole house soon. -diy air freshener a-must-do

SO GOOD TO KNOW! If you ruin a brush with dried paint, just soak it in Murphy's Oil for 24 to 48 hours and it dissolves all the paint and makes it like new