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Tips for Cleaning Tile, Wood and Vinyl Floors

Use boiling water and two teabags to clean hardwood floors. The tannic acid in tea creates a beautiful shine for hardwood floors. Let two teabags steep in the boiling water for a few minutes. Pour the tea into a bucket. Take a soft cloth and wring it out in the tea. The cloth merely needs to be damp, not soaked. This will enable the floor to dry quickly. Wash the floor and be ready to be amazed by the sheen. @Lora Young

1 c water, 1 c vinegar, 1c alcohol, 2-3 drops dishwashing soap.....for shiny wood floors PLUS stainless steel appliances! I need to try this.

How to clean Stainless Steel...for real! Just spray Pledge on it, let it sit for about 5 minutes and then wiped it clean with a paper towel and wow is it clean!

Per another pinner--I just tried this - I will NEVER buy Comet, Soft Scrub, etc again. Used in the tub - sprayed on, left for about 1/2 hr - wiped down like nothing there. it is sparkling!

from The Krazy Coupon Lady

11 Amazing Hacks to Keep Your Car Clean and Organized

11 Amazing Hacks to Keep Your Car Clean and Organized: to save even more money and eliminate using toxic dryer sheets, use Norwex microfiber that you can use over and over again! To order, visit: www.CFlynn.norwex.biz

from The Family Handyman

DIY Solar Water Heating

Solar hot water system. Didn't know where else to pin this. I guess I need an off-grid category?

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 tip: how to remove grease/dirt build up from kitchen cabinets. 1st heat slightly damp sponge/cloth in microwave for 20 - 30 sec. until it's hot. w/rubber gloves, spray cabinets w/ an all-purpose cleaner containing orange oil, then wipe off cleaner w/ hot sponge. Makes the kitchen look & smell wonderful too!

from Practically Functional

How To Wash Pillows In The Washing Machine! - Practically Functional®

Did you know you can wash and whiten pillows in your washing machine?! This tutorial shows you how, and they come out bright white like they're brand new again! Works for pillow covers too!