The appliance repairman told me using the self-cleaning feature takes years off the life of an oven. The best oven cleaner! Cover bottom of oven with baking soda, then pour vinegar so it's all wet. Let sit around 20 minutes or so then wipe all of it out with damp cloth or sponge. I leave my oven door open too. After drying you may see some white residue, wipe again.
dishwasher soap - Baking Soda (frugal favorite!)
Borax (all-natural household cleaner, available at many stores in the laundry aisle)
Mix together equal parts of each ingredient, store in a labeled container
Use just like a commercial powdered detergent, approximately 2 TBS per load.
That’s it! Each load will cost you mere pennies.
ORGANIZE YOUR UTILITY CLOSET: How SMART is this?? My favorite suggestion because I never knew what to do with my mops and brooms was to hang them. I would lean them against the wall and, more often than not, they would hit me in the face when I opened the door. Hanging them up gives me much better access (maybe I will use them more).phaedrasadventures
Homemade Cough and Cold Syrup. I also make onion syrup...put thinly sliced onions in bowl, add a TBSP or more of sugar, cover bowl, in a few hours...the onion sweats.. drink the syrup, add more sugar and it will make more syrup. Helps break up congestion!