To shine up your kitchen: Take a spray bottle, fill it about 1/8th full with rubbing alcohol, add a drop of Dawn dishwashing soap, a few drops of scented oil (optional, but makes it smell so good), fill the rest of the way with water, shake together, and you're good to go! It makes your granite (or any countertop) shine and feel so smooth at a fraction of the price~I have loved it and use it on my appliances as well. \
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With small children we're constantly going through carpet and upholstery cleaner. Fortunately, my mom shared this simple homemade recipe using two ingredients that are usually already at home. How To Make It: 1 cup rubbing alcohol 1/4 cup white vinegar (It may be diluted with water if you'd like a gentler formula) Mix together and either store in a spray bottle or dab onto a stain with a cloth. Let soak if necessary and rub out with an old rag.
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From The Family Handyman DIY Tip of the Day! To smooth silicone caulk, just lay down a nice bead with your caulk gun, then spray a mist of rubbing alcohol on the bead. (The spray head from many different products will fit on the alcohol bottle.) Now, prepare yourself for magical results as you smooth the bead with your finger. The alcohol acts as a lubricant and will keep the silicone from sticking in places you don’t want it.