Before painting galvanized metal or concrete, wipe down the object or surface with vinegar, using a sponge or lint-free cloth. This little trick will help your paint job last longer. (Not that you would want to paint galvanized metal!
Cleaning Mattress, Sofa, and Sofa Cushions Add drops of lavender essential oil to 1 cup of baking soda, shake, then use a strainer/sifter to sprinkle evenly onto surfaces of dirty fabrics. Let sit for aprox 1 hour and vacuum up.