When buying fruit and veggies, always soak them in a 1:4 ratio of vinegar and water to help remove toxins and pesticides. Leave them soaking for up to an hour, longer with nonorganic apples. At the end of the bath, sometimes you can even see cloudy like stuff in the water from the skins and waxes, and dirt on the bottom. I need to start doing this!
Listerine Foot Bath Listerine: the BEST way to get your feet ready for summer. Sounds crazy but it works! Mix 1/4 c Listerine (any kind but I like the blue), 1/4 c vinegar and 1/2 c of warm water. Soak feet for 10 minutes and when you take them out the dead skin will practically wipe off!
(Works! My strawberries usually would last only a week, but after this they lasted 2.5!!) Cleaning fruit - fill sink with water, add 1 C. vinegar, mix. Add all fruit and soak for 10 minutes. Water will be dirty and fruit will sparkle with no wax or dirty film. Great for Berries too--keeps them from molding. will DEF have to try this!
"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.
Towels get build up of detergent and fabric softener leaving them unable to absorb as much water and smelling funky. Wash once with hot water and 1 cup vinegar and a second time with hot water and half cup baking soda. MUST TRY!
How to clean a humidifier. Empty all remaining water, pour approximately 3 cups white vinegar, plug in outside (or house will smell like vinegar) & run 45 minutes, empty & wipe down, fill with water, plug in outside & run another 45 minutes, empty & wipe dry. Let dry overnight to ensure all hard to reach areas are dry & it is ready to be put back in storage until needed again.
1. Fill tub with hot water to a couple inches above jets. 2. Pour in about a half cup of bleach and a tablespoon of powdered cascade dishwashing detergent 3. Run the jets for 15 minutes with the air knob thing open all the way so it gives the highest turbulence 4. observe gunk and try not to choke 8] 5. empty tub 6. Refill with cold water to above jets 7. Run jets to rinse - 10 minutes Do this twice a month.
Take that mosquitos!- Mosquito trap - Cut the top off a 2 liter bottle. Invert the cone and place it inside the straight part of the bottle. Glue the two pieces together. Add 1 tsp yeast and 1/2 cup sugar to some luke warm water, and pour the mixture into the bottle. Mosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide that you exhale. The yeast feeds off the sugar and emits the same gas, so the mosquito enters the bottle, thinking she will find food there.