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To clean a cast iron skillet, toss about 1/2 cup coarse salt into the pan and rub with a soft sponge. The salt removes excess oils and takes off the bits of food without messing with the seasoning of the pan.

from One Good Thing by Jillee

My Kitchen Miracle Cleaner - Part Deux

The "miracle" of baking soda and peroxide. Put 1/4 cup of baking soda in a bowl.....add enough peroxide to make a paste. Rub on with fingers or sponge. Cleans EVERYTHING! Stove, oven, pans, stainless steel applicances, even the white handles of the fridge

from The Family Handyman

Clean Your Air Conditioner Condenser Unit

A pinner wrote: "My husband owned his own A/C business for a long time....he said everything on here is the PROPER way to do this.....do it yourself, will make unit not work so hard and you save $ by not paying the A/C company!" Our electric bill rose to $430 two years ago and a simple A/C cleaning lowered it to $150. Totally re-pinning this.

from This Old House

10 Uses for Vinegar

soak old paintbrush in hot vinegar for 30 minutes and good as new! I need to remember this!

DIY Dishwasher Tune up. Don't buy a new dishwasher! Four easy steps that will get your dishwasher really cleaning again and possibly even stop a leak!

Baseboard Cleaner! First vacuum around them, then use: 1/4 cup of fabric softener 1 gallon of water A microfiber rag With this method, you can easily clean any leftover dust or grime and repel any future dust since the fabric softener naturally repels static electricity (which attracts dust).

551 east furniture design: How to clean a microfiber couch. Hands down THE BEST step by step (with pictures) way to clean microfiber. My sectional is getting scrubbed!

from The Family Handyman

Dryer Lint Cleaning Tips

Dryer Lint Cleaning Tips ..Prevent house fires. Clean the lint from inside your clothes dryer as well as lint caught in the exhaust vent. You can complete the cleaning in about 30 minutes. Clean lint from your clothes dryer Cleaning technique if your dryer has a front access panel

from Dr. Karen S. Lee

How to Clean and Maintain a Smelly Front Loading Washing Machine

Front Loader washer maintenance