One of the coolest baking tips ever... Tried and true... If you need to soften butter quickly but don't want to melt it.... Put boiling hot water in a glass to heat the glass. Dump the water out and flip it over your stick of butter. In a few minutes it will be soft to use!
A pinner said: I'm moving out of my apartment and just cleaned my entire place with nothing but a gallon of white vinegar, a small box of baking soda, a little dish detergent, and water. It worked better than any other commercial cleaner, and it worked for EVERYTHING. I'm never cleaning with anything else again- though in the future I'll use scented vinegar