Mix baking soda with TBS of fabric softener and spread on mattress every one or two months. Leave on an hour and vacuum off. Kills dust mites and freshens the mattress. (Other Pinner: THIS WAS AMAZING!! I used snuggle fabric softener and our mattress smells great!!) other other pinner: I have to try
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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!
(great to remember for move-out or in) Place a dishwasher-safe cup filled with plain white vinegar on the top rack of the dishwasher. Using the hottest water available, run the dishwasher through a cycle. The vinegar will help to wash away the loose, greasy grime, sanitizes, and helps remove the musty odor. Next, sprinkle a cupful of baking soda around the bottom of the tub and run it through a short cycle. The baking soda will help freshen and removing stains.... good to do every 6 mths…
Hometalk :: How To Fix a Saggy Sofa A professional upholsterer also offered this tip, in the comments: Cathy KochendorferEagle River, AK As a professional upholster, you can put foam in large plastic bag, use a shopvac or home vacuum and suck air out, flattening the foam. Slip on the cover and then turn off vacuum. Foam will expand to original size, remove plastic and zip up closure. Hope this helps!
My $60 two day DIY couch reupholstering project :) All I used was 7 yards of 60 in wide colored denim, staple gun, burlap, decorative furniture nails, a fleece blanket to cover the cushions, thread and a curved needle.
To get rid of the nasty black gunk in your drain: 1. Put a pot of water to boil.
2. Meanwhile pour baking soda down the drain. Baking soda has the ability to neutralize fatty acids so it will work and eating away the grime while you are waiting for the water to boil.
3. Once the water has reached a rolling boil remove it from the stove and 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 has…