how to clean your dishwasher: run a cycle (hottest water) with only a cupful of vinegar in the top shelf. Then run a short load (hottest water) with a cupful of baking soda in the bottom of the dishwasher.
"Clean your kids toys in the dishwasher with vinegar! Use 1 - 2 c. (And recipe for spray to clean wooden toys and others that can't go in the dishwasher.) Via Lilac City Momma" great tip for the classroom toys
Simmer Pot How to make the house smell like Christmas: Take an orange and stick whole cloves all over it. Put it in a small pot about half-filled with water. Add cinnamon sticks and apple slices. Put on the stove and set to simmer, then leave it all day.
Fruit flies Be GONE! Small dish add a little vinegar add a very small amount of dish soap place wherever you see fruit flies! I tried this with apple cider vinegar & dish soap and it REALLY works. Just don't put in too much dish soap or it won't work!