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Cinnamon in the Sandbox - It keeps the bugs away! I knew cinnamon repelled ants... but I never thought of this!

Cinnamon in the Sandbox--- Did anyone else know this? Now that its getting warmer, the kids are going to want to play in the sandbox. Cinnamon in the Sandbox keeps the bugs away! I knew cinnamon repelled ants. but I never thought of this!

Bug free sand box: 1 large bottle of cinnamon 1 large bottle of baby powder Mix well into the sand before play…

Bug free sand box: 1 large bottle of cinnamon 1 large bottle of baby powder Mix well into the sand before play…The baby powder also stops sand sticking to the kids

Mix 1 cup of cinnamon to repeal bugs! Hmm....when we get a sand box this will definitely be on the list if things to do!

Tip of the Day: Keep bugs out of your kids' sandbox this summer with a simple, all-natural bug repellant: cinnamon! Just mix a cup of cinnamon in with the sand and it will repel ants, centipedes, flies, and even neighborhood cats. Really works great!

How to clean a top loading washing machine.  Pinner said.....The color of the water after the vinegar soak...the horror.  WHAT has been IN my machine??

For someday when I have my own washer: Clean top loading washing machine. Pinner said "The color of the water after the vinegar soak.the horror. WHAT has been IN my machine?

My grandma taught me this many years ago. Refreshing towels I use this trick all the time since I noticed my towels smelling funky. It works! - Over time, towels build up detergent and fabric softener, leaving them unable to absorb as much water and smelly. Recharge them by washing them once with hot water and 1cup vinegar, then a 2nd 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…

Recharge towels by washing them once with hot water and vinegar, then a time with hot water and half cup baking soda. This strips the detergent and fabric softener residue and leaves them fresh and able to absorb more water again. Works like a charm!

How to Kill Ants- quick, totally nontoxic and you probably already have this on hand!

DIY: Nontoxic Method to Kill Ants

DIY: Nontoxic Method to Kill Ants. Sprinkle cornstarch on the ants, and their path. Wait Spray with water (it works to create a "cement" with the cornstarch) . Within a day or two, the ants will be dead.

Once a month, add a cup of Distilled White Vinegar 1 Cup of Baking Soda directly into the drum and use HOT water for washing. Then, I add about cup…

A Clean Front Loader: Once a month, add a cup of Distilled White Vinegar and a cup of baking soda during the HOT cleaning cycle. pour them directly into the drum. Then, add about ½ cup of vinegar and ½ cup of baking soda into the detergent dispenser.

Keep wasps and bees away this summer. Put about 10 cloves in 1/2 a lemon and set out. They do not like the scent. Cut off the ends so they sit flat.

Keep wasps and bees away this summer. Put about 10 cloves in a lemon and set out. They do not like the scent. Cut off the ends so they sit flat. We have so many wasps and bees I'm afraid to go outside :D wonder if I can make a pocket version.

Save a fortune with this DIY water table!

DIY Water Table with Water Toys - Plastic Pool on Plastic Crates. I'd probably do ours in green or blue. This also looks like the more feasible diy water table option for me, as I'd have to borrow tools to make any of the other tables!

Got to try creamy baby oil = no bites. And you wont smell like bug repellent?! Yes!

creamy baby oil = no bites. And you wont smell like bug repellent? Yes! creamy baby oil = no bites. And you wont smell like bug repellent? Yes!

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