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    If your home's driveway. stairs and sidewalks are icy after a snowstorm and you don't have any traditional rock salt on hand, you can de-ice the surfaces using a variety of household products. Not only are homemade ice melts more convenient and budget-friendly that commerical de-icers, some are bett...

    Homemade Ice Melter: 1 cup water mixed with 3 cups vinegar OR rubbing alcohol (1:3 mixture)

    • Becky Combs

      Homemade Ice Melter: 1 cup water mixed with 3 cups vinegar OR rubbing alcohol (1:3 mixture)

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    How to remove permanent marker from everything! Clothes–use hand sanitizer, Walls–use toothpaste or hairspray*, Carpet–use white vinegar, Wood–use rubbing alcohol *don’t scrub too hard with hairspray, you don’t want to remove the paint!

    For icy steps and sidewalks in freezing temperatures, mix 1 teaspoon of Dawn dishwashing liquid, 1 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol, and 1/2 gallon hot/warm water and pour over walkways. They won’t refreeze. No more salt eating at the concrete in your sidewalks

    Take a spray bottle, fill it about 1/8th full with rubbing alcohol, add a drop of Dawn dishwashing soap, a few drops of scented oil (optional, but makes it smell so good), fill the rest of the way with water, shake together, and you're good to go! It makes your granite (or any countertop) shine and feel so smooth at a fraction of the price~I have loved it and use it on my appliances as well.

    Fabric Softener 1 quart glass bottle of white vinegar, add 25 drops of Lavender essential oil + 1 tsp rubbing alcohol (for emulsion). You now have a quart of naturally softening fabric softener! Good for your skin, good for your appliance and good for the planet! Pour 1/2 cup into the rinse cycle or into a fabric softener receptacle and start the wash cycle.

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    Good info!