Ice-proof your windows...with vinegar! Frost on it's way? Just fill a spray bottle with three parts vinegar to one part water & spritz it on all your windows at night. In the morning, they'll be clear of icy mess!--nice to know. TOTALLY trying this!
Mice: How to get rid of mice fast like a farmer does :-) Some familiar some not so familiar tips to get rid of rodents. Peppermint oil works wonders - tried it in a barn infested w/rats - had to re-apply initially but within a few months, our friends decided to call another place home. If you want to try peppermint, purchase pure peppermint oil from your healthfood store - metal spay bottles if you choose or cotton balls will do. We used both - spray closets etc and cotton in walls…
I tell all my patients this at physical therapy! Homemade Ice packs: 1 part rubbing alcohol to 3 parts water, gets really cold, but never hardens so you can manipulate it. every athlete (or mom) should pin this!
Tip: Once a week, toss in a few frozen cubes of white vinegar and turn on your disposal. The vinegar will get in all the moving nooks and crannies that are otherwise hard to get to and the ice will sharpen your blades.
How to Get Rid of Mice (and spiders?) With Peppermint Altoids. Just read that few drops of peppermint oil in similar solution in place of Altoids works to repel spiders too. If Altoids are more available then why not try it.
Spiders hate peppermint! Put some peppermint oil in a squirt bottle with a little water and spray your garage and all door frames. - interesting!I knew it helped keep mice away but i didnt know it worked for spiders too, ill have to try it
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Carpet spot cleaner: 1 c. vinegar + 1 c. water in a spray bottle. Spray the stain until wet. Use a brush to scrub the mixture into the stain. Wait 5-10 minutes. Gently wipe and blot up the stain with a water and soap-moistened cloth. Repeat if necessary. *** For a heavy duty carpet cleaner, mix 1/4 cup each of salt, borax and vinegar. Rub paste into carpet and leave for a few hours. vacuum.
ONLY use this and it leaves floor spotless. (Heavy duty floor cleaner recipe: ¼ cup white vinegar 1 tablespoon liquid dish soap ¼ cup baking soda 2 gallons tap water, very warm.) Done this, works super well and leaves everything smelling amazing.
Natural homemade drain cleaner. I have a house full of hair!! 5 heads to be exact! I just used this in the girls clogged shower drain! It totally worked!! Had do it twice though, but it's good as new now!! Did not have to pull out a single nasty hair from the drain!!
Keep this in mind if you start seeing lots of spiders around your place. Natural spider killer or preventer... take one cup of vingar, one cup of pepper, a teaspoon of oil and liquid soap. Put it into a spray bottle and spray along the outside of your outside door and along windows; refresh after it rains.
Unblock your drains without pouring harmful pollutants into the water system by pouring down 1 c of salt and 1/2 c of baking soda mixed together, followed by a kettle of boiling water. Can also use baking soda and white vinegar and boiling water.