DIY Carpet Cleaner-1 cup borax, 1 cup baking soda, ~1 tablespoon ground cloves or nutmeg (I am going to try peppermint oil.  I hear it repels spiders, ants, etc. and should smell wonderful.)

DIY Carpet Cleaner-1 cup borax, 1 cup baking soda, ~1 tablespoon ground cloves or nutmeg (I am going to try peppermint oil. I hear it repels spiders, ants, etc. and should smell wonderful.)

Homemade carpet powder ,   also a reader wrote:According to a friend, if you add a cup of borax to this mixture it will kill any bugs that may be in your carpet! (fleas, etc!)Another said:I use nutmeg or clove ground with baking soda, and everyone can't find why my house smells so inviting and homey.

Homemade carpet powder , also a reader wrote:According to a friend, if you add a cup of borax to this mixture it will kill any bugs that may be in your carpet! (fleas, etc!)Another said:I use nutmeg or clove ground with baking soda, and everyone can't find why my house smells so inviting and homey.

33 OCD cleaning tips...wonder what I've missed

33 Meticulous Cleaning Tricks For The OCD Person Inside You

Place a dishwasher-safe cup filled with plain white vinegar on the top rack of the dishwasher. Using the hottest water available, run the dishwasher through a cycle. The vinegar will help to wash away the loose, greasy grime, sanitizes, and helps remove the musty odor.  Next, sprinkle a cupful of baking soda around the bottom of the tub and run it through a short  cycle. The baking soda will help freshen and removing stains.

How To Clean Your Dishwasher In 3 Easy Steps

Place a dishwasher-safe cup filled with plain white vinegar on the top rack of the dishwasher. Using the hottest water available, run the dishwasher through a cycle. The vinegar will help to wash away the loose, greasy grime, sanitizes, and helps remove the musty odor. Next, sprinkle a cupful of baking soda around the bottom of the tub and run it through a short cycle. The baking soda will help freshen and removing stains.

Good to remember: Lemon, rosemary and vanilla home deodorizer - let simmer all day, adding water when needed.  Williams Sonoma store smell!

Good to remember: Lemon, rosemary and vanilla home deodorizer - let simmer all day, adding water when needed. Williams Sonoma store smell!

Punch a hole in the top of a bottle of vinegar and sit the bottle in your toilet tank. In doing this you will save water, as the tank wont fill as much, the vinegar will clean your toilet AND tank on each flush, it leaves the bathroom smelling fresh and it doesn't harm any component of your toilet OR the environment when flushed.

Punch a hole in the top of a bottle of vinegar and sit the bottle in your toilet tank. In doing this you will save water, as the tank wont fill as much, the vinegar will clean your toilet AND tank on each flush, it leaves the bathroom smelling fresh and it doesn't harm any component of your toilet OR the environment when flushed.

I started doing this and will never stop! My tub & shower are always spotless-so simple. DIY  Simple shower and tub cleaner: fill wand half and half. Wet surface and scrub. wow! leave in shower & wash while you are already in there

I started doing this and will never stop! My tub & shower are always spotless-so simple. DIY Simple shower and tub cleaner: fill wand half and half. Wet surface and scrub. wow! leave in shower & wash while you are already in there

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