Cleaning Hints & Tips

Homemade Recipe for Cleaning Your Refrigerator

Homemade Recipe for Cleaning Your Refrigerator

Next to the toilet, the refrigerator is probably the most important thing to keep clean, but not many people, including me, actually take the time to thoroughly clean it on a regular basis? Sure, it’s o...
Non-Toxic Homemade Oven Cleaner Recipe

Non-Toxic Homemade Oven Cleaner Recipe

What’s one of the most dreaded kitchen-cleaning tasks of them all? If you said oven cleaning, then we’re on the same page. Not only does it require more elbow grease, but the fumes from the store ...
Homemade Drain Cleaner Recipe

Homemade Drain Cleaner Recipe

If you have been standing ankle deep in dirty shower water lately or your bathroom sink has been filling up with slime water every time you brush your teeth, then chances are you’ve got a clogged drain. ...
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Homemade Insect and Bug Repellent Recipe

  This past winter seemed to be one of the loooooongest winter’s ever. After having three back to back snow storms that dumped over a foot of snow each, it’s such a joy to finally see the trees bur...
Use Petroleum Jelly to Remove Melted Plastic

Use Petroleum Jelly to Remove Melted Plastic

Who knew petroleum jelly can be used to remove melted plastic from the toaster? Coat the melted plastic with Vaseline and then push the toaster button down as if you were going to toast a piece of bread. As...
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Easy Tip on Dusting a Lampshade

Dust happens and some things tend to go unnoticed! Your lampshade is probably one of them. Just by sitting there, used or not, they get dusty. Let the light shine through by using this quick tip. Gra...
Use Rye Bread to Erase Pencil Marks

Use Rye Bread to Erase Pencil Marks

Who knew rye bread can be used to erase pencil marks from walls? It doesn’t even matter if you use seeded or unseeded. The next time your little Van Gogh gets busy on your walls, don’t get mad, get a sl...
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Tame Those Sneakers

Every time I walk into my son’s room, it brings back old memories. Not because his room is decked out with sentimental hand-me-downs from his grandparents or great-grands or memoirs from past family reunion...
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Adding Sheen to Vinyl or Linoleum Floor

Who knew baby oil could add a pleasant sheen to vinyl and linoleum floors? Just add 1 or 2 capfuls to your mop water to give your floors a nice shiny gleam. Do not use more than the recommended amount...
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Freshen Your Home As You Vacuum

  At one point in my life, I was a Carpet Fresh addict. I especially loved the Country Bouquet and Clean Linen scents. That is until I had a Rainbow Vacuum cleaner sales representative come over...
Shampoo for Ring-Around-the-Collar

Shampoo for Ring-Around-the-Collar

Who knew ordinary hair shampoo was excellent for scrubbing away ring-around-the-collar stains? How so, you may be asking? The soap in shampoo is designed to dissolve body oils, therefore making it a perfe...
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Blood No Match for Hydrogen Peroxide

Who knew hydrogen peroxide can remove blood stains from clothes? Soak the blood stained area in the peroxide and let sit for a while. Rub together or scrub stain periodically while soaking. You’ll start...
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Tip for Removing Mildew Stains from Clothing

To get rid of mildew on clothing, make a pasty mixture of lemon juice and salt. Rub the paste on the mildew area of the garment and then sit it out to dry in direct sunlight. Repeat the process un...
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Baby Wipes – Not Just for Baby Anymore

Who knew baby wipes were miracle-workers on carpet stains? They remove just about anything, from motor oil to blood! So the next time you accidentally drop that ketchup doused French fry on the carpet, ...
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Ten Great Ways to Reuse an Old Toothbrush

  I don't know about you, but I like to save my old toothbrushes. Instead of throwing them out, I clean them by running them through a cycle in the dishwasher. Once cleaned, they make the best h...