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 vinegar, then a time with hot water and half cup baking soda. This strips the residue.
Time to wash and whiten yellowed pillows? Whiten yellowed pillows HOT HOT HOT water 1 cup of laundry detergent 1 cup powdered dishwasher detergent 1 cup bleach (you could try “A Natural Bleach Alternative“ if you are opposed to chlorine bleach) cup borax
To unclog a drain, mix: cup baking soda and cup vinegar. Pour down sink, cover the drain, wait 15 minutes, then pour about 5 cups of boiling water down. You might need to use a something long to poke it down inside the drain to help it.