Homemade Liquid Hand Soap. Nothing smells better that Mrs. Meyer's Basil! Make a gallon for about $5.
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How to Make Liquid Hand Soap from Bar Soap - from The Farmer's Nest. Great money saving idea! Here's what you need: -Cheese grater (from the dollar store) -2 Tablespoons of Liquid Glycerin (found in the band aid section at any drugstore or grocery store) -1 - 8 oz bar of soap -1 gallon of water. Step 1: Grate the entire bar of soap. Step 2: Fill a pot with 1 gallon of water and add the soap shavings. Step 3: Add 2 Tablespoons of liquid glycerin and turn the heat to medium/high and stir until the soap dissolves. Step 4: This is what it looks like once it's dissolved, basically just soapy water. Step 5: Leave it alone to cool for at least 10-12 hours. It begins to cloud up after 3-4 hours. Step 6: After it has cooled completely around 12 hours later it will harden and look like liquid soap. Step 7: If the soap is harder than it should be you can take some beaters and blend it while adding just a little bit of water until the consistency is more like liquid soap.
Foolproof project that results in huge savings - my favorite Mrs. Meyer's Basil scented soap. 1 bar at $4.99 produces over 50 dollars worth of liquid hand soap! bar soap into liquid soap!
Homemade hand soap. (Make a gallon of liquid soap from 1 bar soap).
DIY liquid hand soap recipe (can be made from any bar soap!) i have TONS of bar soap just waiting to be made into hand wash.
Orange Vinegar (a “green” cleaner)
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Soak orange peels in vinegar for two weeks in a sealed mason jar, then pour the vinegar into a spray bottle to use as a non-toxic, great smelling "green" household cleaner.
Soak orange peels in vinegar for two weeks in a sealed mason jar then pour the vinegar into a spray bottle. Use as a non-toxic and yummy smelling "green" cleaner. You can use any citrus peel for this natural cleaner.
Soak orange peels in vinegar for two weeks in a sealed mason jar then pour the vinegar into a spray bottle. Will make my vinegar cleaning solutions smell better.
DYI Orange Vinegar (a “green” cleaner) ~ Ingredients: 1 16-ounce canning jar, 2-oranges, peels only, vinegar to cover. Soak orange peels in vinegar for 2-weeks in a sealed mason jar then pour the vinegar into a spray bottle.
Reusable checklists, every Saturday morning each kid gets a room --- OR maybe just an organizational tool for Me???
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printable chore cards for each room- kids (and adults) check off each item as it is completed in the room to make sure the job is completely done. great idea!
A few great ideas on chore "charts"
Reusable checklists, great organizing ideas too... good for kids chore lists...
Chore cards - BRILLIANT! Looks like a great idea for kids!
Great for kids! Reusable checklists, every Saturday morning each kid gets a room. -I have been working on a check list for each room like this for awhile now... might have it done by the time my boys are old enough to help clean!
What an awesome idea for kids who pick up one item up in their room after I tell them to clean it and say "Ok mom, I'm done!" Now I can hand them the chore card and when they say they are done I can ask if they completed every item on the check list. Brilliant!
bye bye draino
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bye bye draino - Just use 1 cup of baking soda, followed by 1 cup of white vinegar. After letting the foaming mixture sit for 1 hour in the drain, flush with hot water. #how to unclog a drain
DIY Drain Cleaner-SO Easy!! Pour 1 C baking soda into clogged drain, followed by 1 C white vinegar. Let all sit for 1 hour then flush with hot (or a pot of boiling) water. I'm so doing this right now in my laundry sink! Update- this worked amazingly well and my ridiculously clogged up laundry room sink is free & clear!
baking soda white vinegar can help with a mild clog. Plus leave a cup of baking soda in the bowl and it will help clean, eliminate odors. help the environment - watch the chemicals used.
How to Unclog a Drain with Natural Products - Using natural products is safer on your septic system as well as saves you money, it's green! Instructions: Mix 1 cup baking soda + 1 cup of white vinegar (make sure it is a white vinegar and not Apple cider vinegar) and pour it down the drain. Allow this concoction to sit for an hour before flushing. Flush with scalding hot water to remove any grease residue. If your drain has not completely unclogged, simply repeat.
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The mother load of free printables! Subway Art collection
subway art collection, 25 free prints!
Subway Art Prints
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eighteen25: subway art collection ; fantastic FREE printables with ideas for displaying (all seasons)
natural woodfloor cleaners
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Homemade Hardwood floor cleaners- make certain on a small patch that all hardwood cleaners are not damaging to your wood or finish!
Homemade Hardwood Floor Cleaner Recipes & Tips : TipNut.com Need for my dark wood floors!
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DIY cleaner recipes to clean wood floors
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I use this recipe with one substitution - large Ivory soap bars instead of Fels-Naptha. My hands were very, very sensitive to the FN as I was grating it. I thought it wouldn't be smart to wash my clothes in it. Found a similar recipe with Ivory soap in it...and I love it! Added Lemon essential oil to the last batch.
Laundry detergent.... Last for around 300 loads and is super cheap. Have to try this
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Make Laundry Detergent I want to try this
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Homemade Laundry Detergent!! Awesome!
DIY Ant Killer
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Get rid of ants 1 cup sugar 3 tablespoons boric acid 3 cups warm water Directions: 1 Mix the sugar and Boric Acic well. 2 Add the warm water slowly, mixing all the while so it won't be too lumpy. 3 Store in a jar. 4 When ready to use, put cotton into the top of a jar lid to fill it, and then saturate the cotton to the top. 5 Place where you want it; make several if you need it. 6 Will keep for a long while. 7 NOTE: I usually drip a drop or two over the edge of the lid to rest on the counter so they will find it sooner. 8 It sometimes takes a little while for them to find it, but find it they will. 9 When they do, let them alone; you will want to kill them because they look so creepy; but don't because they will hang over the edge of the lid and drink, drink, drink, and then take it back to the nest. 10 Almost over night, they will be gone.
Ant Killer 1 cup sugar 3 tablespoons boric acid 3 cups warm water Directions: 1 Mix the sugar and Boric Acic well. 2 Add the warm water slowly, mixing all the while so it won't be too lumpy. 3 Store in a jar. 4 When ready to use, put cotton into the top of a jar lid to fill it, and then saturate the cotton to the top. 5 Place where you want it; make several if you need it. 6 Will keep for a long while. 7 NOTE: I usually drip a drop or two over the edge of the lid to rest o...
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!
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 fairly fresh ...
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How to Refresh Towels: Must try this // It works! - 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 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! I'm so doing this now..
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ikea retur recycling bin in garage for shoes
Stylish Storage: 10 Best Ways to Organize Your Entryway - apartment therapy. "5.Upcycle Young House Love converted IKEA's Retur recycling bins into entryway shoe storage — but they could easily hold gloves, leashes, and pocketbooks."
ikea recycle bins as a shoe rack.
View of the Ikea shoe storage ... erm.. recycle bins when closed.
$100 ikea shoe cabinet
Much nicer than baby gates!
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half door baby gate! Im not having any more kids but I totally wish I had done this. Great idea! <3
DIY Half Door Baby Gates @Lindsey Wolfrom-Knoll... I think you have stairs like this, right? This idea might come in handy about next year... :)
dutch door baby gate. They cut the door in half, installed the first half at the bottom of the stairs and used the other half at the top of the stairs. It would be even better if they could be pocket doors.
Easiest way to clean the grates on gas stove
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do this and mom will never bug you again lol! Everyone who owns a gas stove, pin this!! It works! Mine were absolutely disgusting and I tried everything to clean them. It was so gross how much came off! Definitely the best stove grate cleaner ever. BK "this didn't work, but when I sprayed oven cleaner on the grates and put them in plastic bags it worked great! Just not as green."
Clean gas stove grates. It works! Place a stove grate into plastic bag, pour ammonia into bag and seal it. Place bag into a glass baking dish (just in case the bag springs a leak)..let it sit for about 5 hours, remove grate from bag, rinse off and walla you have a grease clean stove grate.
Ammonia to clean stove grates. Everyone who owns a gas stove, pin this!! It works! Mine were absolutely disgusting and I tried everything to clean them. It was so gross how much came off! Definitely the best stove grate cleaner ever.
cleaning gas stove grates- This works so well! This is my new fav cleaning trick! Ammonia cleans everything with ease! No scrubbing!
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Summer doormats. Garnet Hill.
front door mats, garnet hill
garnet hill doormats
boring doormats be gone!
Front door: poppies; Back door: blue and white zig zag.
A tennis doormat!
etsy print shop
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Kitchen print Cathrineholm poster art for kitchen Scandinavian Mid Century Modern art "Kitchen shelves" A3 letterpress style retro. $19.00, via Etsy.
Retro Kitchen decor: midcentury Scandinavian art Cathrineholm poster Art for kitchen kitchen print A4 via Etsy
In the Kitchen - Mid Century Modern inspired A3 letterpress style poster print
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shower curtain rings for scarf organization
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I love this idea! Use shower curtain rings and a clothes hanger to organize scarves.
Hanger + shower curtain rings = simple scarf storage. Another good idea
scarf holder, shower curtain rings
shower curtain rings for scarf organization. Great idea!
Closet ideas: Use shower curtain rings and a hanger to hang up scarves in your closet. Saves storage space in your drawers.
radiator grates (from Home Depot) as a surprisingly pretty way to organize jewelry
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radiator metal covers - home depot - to make an earring holder! Such a good idea
Radiator cover + picture frame = earring holder. Jewelry holder
EASY JEWELRY DISPLAY (taped to frame matte, that's it) Frame + decorative radiator cover sheet from Home Depot = earring storage.
Another smart earring storage hack. Earring holder made from a decorative radiator grate, they come in a variety of designs (try Home Depot), cut to fit into your choice of frame, taped to the back of the frame mat, use the prongs on frame to hold in place. Voila! Hang all your dangly earrings.
DIY earring holder using Home depot radiator covers.
Hinged canvas- this is a temp cover i can get behind. i did NOT like the one that the created a wood frame door around it.
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Hinged canvas - good idea if you have something in the middle of the wall that you can't hang pictures on! Also good for "hiding" thermostats or light switches in your library. You know the ones that get messed with by kids and old people.
Hide thermostat or alarm system with canvas photo. Great idea. (no link when click, but looks pretty easy from picture here- small hinges attach canvas frame to wall)
Hinged canvas - good idea if you have something in the middle of the wall that you can't hang pictures on! Maybe I should do this to cover up my alarm system!
Great idea: Hinged canvas - good idea if you have something in the middle of the wall that you can't hang pictures on!
Hinged canvas frame for wall coverup
Great idea- Hinged photo canvas to cover up thermostat.
Hinged canvas frame to cover uglies
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install spice rack/ bookshelves to the side of a wooden chest of drawers/ kids book shelves
Add spice racks and odds and ends shelving to an existing chest of drawers to create extra storage or bookracks. RePurpose, Upcycle, Recycle, Salvage! For ideas and goods shop at Estate ReSale & ReDesign, in Bonita Springs, FL
Ikea spice racks on chest of drawers for extra book storage. Great idea for a kid's room.
Ikea spice rack bookshelves, attached to the sides of a chest of drawers to put books. // Great idea for a kids room... or even my room for little knick-knacks, not just books.
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Store DVD or Video Game cases in boxes that look good and keep things organized. Set up separate boxes for kids' movies, parents' movies, and video games. Label each box so the cases get put back in the right spots.
Top 58 Most Creative Home Organizing Ideas and DIY Projects: DVDs organized by genre in decorative boxes.
I love this! So much niceer than seeing the clutter of all those DVDs. Photo boxes are the perfect size for movie and video game storage.
Store DVDs and Video Games in Photo Boxes - Top 58 Most Creative Home-Organizing Ideas and DIY Projects
Labeled photo boxes are the perfect size for movie and video game storage. I have been wondering how to fix my lack of DVD storage
Labeled photo boxes are the perfect size for movie and video game storage. (easy to decorate to fit into living room ... I need this for the video games since I don't like looking at those busy plastic-y labels on the spine)
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Wake Up With No Regrets
Words of wisdom...and oh so true
words of wisdom.
Trying to remember this every day.
mah life motto ♥
How to clean microfiber couches.
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How to Clean Microfiber Furniture (for @Carol Michel because you're the only one I know with a microfiber couch) - Thanks Tori! Never thought to use rubbing alcohol!
How to clean microfiber furniture- found this on another site when my daughter took a purple pen to our microfiber dining chairs! It actually worked! (And worked again a week later when she took a pen to our microfiber sofa!!)
CLEAN MICROFIBER SOFA: Vacuum with brush attachment. Spray rubbing alcohol onto dirty area. Alcohol won't saturate fabric & evaporates much quicker than water so won't leave a mark. Rub vigorously with clean scrub sponge. Make sure scrubbing surface is white or color could transfer. Let area dry completely. Fabric may look stiff or dark in places. Rub with clean, soft scrub brush in circular motion. Be sure to use a brush with white bristles to avoid discoloration. This fluffs up the surface.
to get rid of the nasty black gunk in your drain: 1. Boil a pot of water. 2. Meanwhile pour baking soda down the drain. 3. Once the water has reached a rolling boil 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, pour 1 cup of bleach down the drain to completely kill any remaining mildew or bacteria. this process every few months. It will also keep the nasty mildew smell at bay.
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 expired pour 1 cup of bleach down the drain to completely kill any remaining mildew or bacteria. Because we use our sinks multiple times on a daily basis I recommend repeating this process every few months. Repeating this process on a regular basis will keep the "creepy black stuff" from accumulating and clogging your sink. It will also keep the nasty mildew smell at bay.