Who knew?? Use baking soda and vinegar to fix funky towels. Over time, and with many washes, your bath towels will build up detergent and fabric softener residue, leaving them both unable to absorb as much water and smelling kinda funky when they do. Rather than give Target another lump sum, run them through the wash once with hot water and a cup of vinegar, then again with hot water and a half-cup of baking soda, as wikiHow suggests. That strips the residue from them, leaves them smelling…
Once a week, for 20 minutes, sit in a hot bath that contains a handful of Epsom salts, 10 drops of lavender essential oil, and a half cup of baking soda. This combo draws out toxins, lowers stress-related hormones and balance your PH levels. (I need to do this so bad)
Must try: How to get your dirty whites clean again... HOT HOT HOT water, 1 cap of laundry detergent, 1 cup powdered dish washer detergent, 1 cup bleach, 1/2 cup borax. Tell you what, you have to rewash it once to put softener in but it's the whitest you'll ever see your whites. If you omit the bleach it works great to get stains out of colors too (baby spit up is no longer a stain on OLD clothes)
tennis balls in your dryer will remove hair from your clothes and linens. they also soften your clothes. most will last about six months before losing effectiveness then give them to the dog, I recommend two per load.
Toilet volcano, cleaning green 1/2 cup baking soda 1/2 cup white vinegar Combine the vinegar and baking soda right in the toilet bowl, and close the lid while you clean the rest of the bathroom. Grime wipes away easily with the toilet brush. If you're dealing with a particularly funky bowl, you can up the amounts to 1 cup each of baking soda and vinegar.
Mrs Happy Homemaker: Homemade Carpet Powder - Baking Soda & Essential Oil in an old Parmesan Cheese Container. Also a reader wrote: According to a friend, if you add a cup of borax to this mixture it will kill any bugs that may be in your carpet! (fleas, etc!) Another said: I use nutmeg or clove ground with baking soda, and everyone can't find why my house smells so inviting and homey.