Cleaning Tips& Recipes

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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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Wipe Away the Sticky Stuff with Vegetable Oil

Who knew vegetable oil can be used to remove stickers and labels from furniture, glass bottle and jars, plastic containers, etc.? I've even used it remove tape off of my vinyl floor. To remove,...
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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...
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Using A Coffee Mug to Sharpen Knives

  W ho knew a ceramic coffee cup can be used to sharpen knives? Just go to your kitchen cabinet where you keep your coffee cup and find one that has bare ceramic exposed on the bottom. Holdin...
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Fabric Softener Sheet to Remove Crayon

Who knew a fabric softener sheet can be used to clean crayon marks off the wall? Rub the area lightly with a clean, dry fabric softener sheet and watch the crayon marks disappear.   ...
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Cola as a Blood Stain Remover

Who knew cola can be used to remove blood stains? Now, I’ve heard of using cola to clean pennies, but stains? Grab a bottle of cola and pour cola into a bucket or container large enough to hold the bloo...
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3 Quick Tips for Removing Chewing Gum

Have you ever found yourself in a sticky situation with chewing gum? First, try to remove as much of the gum as possible; as soon as possible. Then, try one of the following methods:   1. P...
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Use Tea to Clean Your Hardwood Floors

  Who knew tea can be used to clean hardwood floors? Apparently, the tannic acid in strongly brewed black tea will not only clean your hardwood floors, but give them a nice shine as well. You’ll nee...
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Homemade Dryer Fabric Softener

  For whatever reason, I feel as though I just have to use a dryer sheet in my laundry in addition to the liquid fabric softener I use in the washer. I’ve tried to go without, but some habits are hard to...
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Homemade Daily Shower Spray Cleaner

  Cleaning the bathroom shower is probably not on anyone’s “most favorite chore” list. Some of us can get away with a once-a-week clean, while others may have to subject themselves to this daunting ...
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Homemade Liquid Starch Recipe

When I ran across this recipe for making homemade liquid starch I was ecstatic as starch is one of those things that I just can't do without when ironing. Not only does using starch make ironing easier,...