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This homemade dish soap will save you big!

How To Make Your Own Dish Soap - One Good Thing by Jillee

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How to Shorten Jeans by Ashley: Clear instructions and photos. (This would also be great for a growing child with pants which are a bit long. Just let them out as the child grows.) #Sewing #Hemming_Jeans

How to replace missing pieces of veneer on furniture and How to Refinish Furniture | The Family Handyman

How to Refinish Furniture

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Homemade Febreze: What you'll need: 1/8 Cup of fabric softener (I used Downy April Fresh) 2 tablespoons Baking Soda Hot tap water Spray bottle (I used my empty 27 oz. Febreze bottle) combine all in bottle, shake well and use! AWESOME!

Get rid of that builder grade oak with gel stain. Wonder if we could do this in our kitchen

How to Clean Pillows. Good to know! I do this every other month, but I also wash my pillows on the hottest setting with a cup of bleach. Always does the trick. This way, you don't have to do the "smell" check! I also like my pillows to smell fresh, so I add fabric softener to the washer and dry with a sheet. Also helps get rid of static in your hair on those dry winter months!

kill mold!!!Mix 1 teaspoon of tea tree oil per 1 cup of water. Spray onto the surface with mold and allow to dry, do not rinse. This will kill the mold spores without creating harsh chemical fumes as other cleaners, such as bleach, would.

Paint Pan Liner

Use aluminum foil instead of painter's tape over awkward fixtures.

No helium needed to fill balloons for parties.....just vinegar and baking soda! i need to remember this!

It really does help!! Cleaning fruit - fill sink with water, add 1 C. vinegar, mix. Add all fruit and soak for 10 minutes. Water will be dirty and fruit will sparkle with no wax or dirty film. Great for Berries too--keeps them from molding.

I may never buy bows again. How to make them out of a page of a magazine, or any colorful paper

This long-forgotten gem of a cleaning agent may be used with a little water or vinegar to lift even the most stubborn stains. Unattractive grout driving you batty? Mold and mildew stains got you reaching for the Prozac? Burner pans and casserole dishes giving you fits? Cream of Tartar is your new best friend.

A very simple run thru the problems we all try and avoid every day.

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent 1 Cup of Borax 1 Cup Baking Soda (I used Washing Soda) 1/2 Cup Kosher Salt 1/2 Cup Citric Acid (You can purchase "Fresh Fruit" in the canning isle. It is a produce protector or you can puchase 15 packets of lemon Kool-aid, the unsweetened kind, and that works as well.) Mix all ingredients in a container and voila! dshwasher detergent! Use 1 Tbsp per load PLUS add some vinegar to the rinse aid portion of your dishwasher (this keeps the plastic from getting a cloudy look) and wash away!

Use dawn to make ice packs!! Partially fill a ziploc and seal then throw it in another bag to be safe and freeze. It stays cold longer than ice and is a great flexible ice pack!

How to drill a hole through glass!

GENIUS!! GOOD TO KNOW: a great tip for making a wreath: go to the plumbing department at Home Depot and grab a six foot long piece of foam tubing for $0.97!! snip the length you want and duct tape the ends together. Foam ones are SO expensive!

DIY: MOD Podge. I am going to try it!

9 WAYS I GET MEANINGFUL EXPRESSIONS IN CHILD PORTRAITS: Great Article, A MUST read for parents shooting kids!!

How to take yellow deodorant stains off white shirts.

How to Put Together an Emergency Preparedness Kit : This post is excellent on being emergency ready.

How to repair a cracked phone screen