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from Real Simple

Surprising Cleaning New Uses

THE BEST PIN EVER!!! Hidden tricks to get your house sparkling in record time. I think every Pinterest trick is listed here!

from Listotic

22 Everyday Products You Can Easily Make From Home (for less!)

After doing a ton of research, I discovered that most of the popular homemade products are extremely easy to make, require less than 5 ingredients, are a fraction of the cost, and are SO much better for your health!

from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch

Stove Top Hood Vent Filter Cleaning 101

When we cook, this is something that we need to deal with! [♥ Borax, natural since I usually put a vent filter in the dishwasher, one per load, same with gas stove top racks, but try this idea! [original post: Stove Top Hood Vent Filter Cleaning

These are super easy. Your kids can pretty much make them on their own. Preheat your oven to 225 degrees. Now, spread the round pretzels on a cookie sheet so that they lie flat. Fill it up. These treats are addictive and you’re going to wish you made more. Unwrap about a million kisses, one for each pretzel and one for each kid’s mouth every few minutes. Place one kiss in each pretzel. Now, place the cookie sheet into your oven. Allow the kisses to melt. Don’t leave the room…

from The Family Handyman

Top 10 Household Cleaning Tips: The Tough Problems

Professional house cleaners spill their 10 best-kept secrets to save time & effort. 1 most definitely liked was how to remove grease/dirt build up from kitchen cabinets. Say to clean cabinets, 1st heat slightly damp sponge/cloth in microwave for 20 - 30 sec. until it's hot. Put on a pair of rubber gloves, spray cabinets w/ an all-purpose cleaner containing orange oil, then wipe off cleaner w/ hot sponge. This should make the kitchen look & smell wonderful too!

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from Dr. Karen S. Lee

How to Clean and Maintain a Smelly Front Loading Washing Machine

Once a month, add a cup of Distilled White Vinegar & 1 Cup of Baking Soda 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. Set the wash on “Quick Wash” with HOT water and High Spin Cycle. If the mold situation is really bad,use bleach instead of vinegar and baking soda. But make sure you run a few empty cycles just with hot water before doing a load of wash.

from eHow

How to Clean Grout With Peroxide & Baking Soda

To clean grout : baking soda and hydrogen peroxide paste. let sit about 30 mins - Can't wait to try this.

*Oven cleaner: 5 T baking soda, 4 T vinegar, 3 drops of Dawn and mix into a paste. Coat the oven, let sit for 15 min and scrub clean.