Who knew?? Use baking soda and vinegar to fix funky towels. Over time, and with many washes, your bath towels will build up detergent and fabric softener residue, leaving them both unable to absorb as much water and smelling kinda funky when they do. Rather than give Target another lump sum, run them through the wash once with hot water and a cup of vinegar, then again with hot water and a half-cup of baking soda, as wikiHow suggests. That strips the residue from them, leaves them smelling f...

Who knew - add 1/2 tsp baking soda to the water when hard boiling eggs and the shell will come right off when you peel. This site has instructions for the perfect boiled egg.

SO FREAKIN AWESOME!!! Soak steel wool in apple cider vinegar, rub down new wood with the soaked steel wool for an instantly aged wood look. Good to know for "vintage" signs. - Click image to find more DIY & Crafts Pinterest pins

Remember this during pool season - Fill container with vinegar, sugar and salt to trap wasps... SUPER USEFUL

Unblock your drains 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.

Sprinkle a bit of baking soda into the corners, pour a bit of vinegar into a cup and pour it into the tracks. Wipe clean.

How To Wash Your Washing Machine

Must try: 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 it's the whitest you'll 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)

20 uses for baking soda that you may not be familiar with. Baking soda packs a lot of punch in a little box!

Baking soda, boiling water and salt to polish silver

Whaaaaaat??? 7 cups water, 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/3 cup lemon juice and 1/4 cup vinegar

Every couple of months sprinkle a mixture of baking soda and a tablespoon of your favorite fabric softener over your mattress, let it sit for an hour, and then vacuum it up. Gets rid of dust mites and freshens up the mattress. Keep that same mixture in a small mason jar with holes poked in the top in your linen or clothes closet to keep it smelling fresh! Many Baking Soda Tips!!!

A Simple Solution For Better Smelling, More Absorbent Towels

How to get your towels smelling fabulous. Even better than the vinegar/baking soda method!

Mosquito bite? Heat a spoon under hot tap water and press it onto the spot. The heat will destroy the protein that caused the reaction and the itching will stop.

Over time, towels build up detergent and fabric softener, leaving them unable to absorb as much water and smelling funky. Recharge them by washing them once with hot water and one cup vinegar, then a second time with hot water and half cup baking soda. This strips the residue and leaves them fresh and able to absorb more water again. Works like a charm!

Clogged sink home remedy

My pans look way worse than the one in the example, so it didn't turn out quite as well.

What to do with hot grease...

Homemade oxyclean: 1/2 c washing soda, 1/2 c hydrogen peroxide, 1 c hot water. (or just pour 1/2 cups soda and peroxide directly into wash) Let soak for maximum effectiveness.