I was in Ulta today and a sales lady dropped nail polish. They immediately began pouring sugar on it. Did you know sugar makes nail polish clump up and you can sweep it right off the floor? No scrubbing needed
Borax ant bait. Borax is the most common ingredient in house ant control products, and get this: it's absolutely 100% natural. Mix 1 cup of warm water with 1/2 cup of sugar, and 2 tablespoons of Borax. Then soak the Borax mixture up with cotton balls and place those cotton balls near any trails the ants have established in your home. Feeding frenzy... tomorrow they'll be gone.
Cornmeal is the quickest and cheapest way to kill ants. It is safe for the environment, children and pets, and does not attract other pests. Poor little piles of cornmeal near the anthill, the ants will take it home to share. The cornmeal cannot be digested by the ants and they die. It may take a week or so to see the entire colony gone, but it works.
Works like a charm! DIY Ant Control Balls - Mix 1/4 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons of borax and 1/2 cup warm water together in a bowl. Soak approximately 12 cotton balls in the mixture until they have soaked up a good amount of mixture. Place cotton balls in areas you are having the ant issues. The sugar attracts the ants but the borax is toxic. Ants will carry the mixture back to the others and share.
Wash your towels in hot water with a cup of vinegar, then run again in hot water with a half-cup of baking soda. That will strip your towels from all of that residue & mildew smell & will actually leave them feeling fluffy & smelling fresh.
Put two caps full of vanilla extract in a coffee cup, then place it in the oven at 300 degrees for one hour. Within twenty minutes the whole house smells like Heaven. It's actually a common realtor trick.