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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.

saving your $5 bills throughout the year, i like this idea :) the five-dollar savings plan. It goes like this: Every time you find yourself with a five-dollar bill in your possession, you set it aside instead of spending it. At the end of the year, you use the money you've saved for either a big purchase or to do something you wouldn't normally spend the money to do. Love this. I'm doing this in 2014

from Dr. Karen S. Lee

How to Clean and Maintain a Smelly Front Loading Washing Machine

Once a month, I add a cup of Distilled White Vinegar & 1 Cup of Baking Soda (adding both neutralizes the pH but the bubbling action gently scrubs any debris you can’t get to inside the drum) directly into the drum and use HOT water for washing. Then, I add about ½ cup of vinegar into the fabric softener compartment and ½ cup of baking soda into the detergent compartment.

from About A Mom

Crock Pot Air Freshener

crock pot air freshener - water and baking soda then add cinnamon, vanilla, lemon or an essential oil, put on low with the lid off (all day to acheive max. benefit), it will absort odors and make the house smell great

Equal parts vinegar and dish soap in a scrubby to wash the tub after each use. Find a dish wand with a hole in the end so it can be hung right in the tub.

from TescoLiving

How to speed up laundry

For fluffy, absorbent bath towels, leave out the fabric conditioner and add a cup of white vinegar to the washing machine instead. | Tesco Living