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Homemade Fabric Softener

posted by lwhite

If you would like to save money on buying fabric softener, you can do so by making your own natural, scent-free softener with this home-style recipe: 1. In a big plastic container, mix 2 cups of baking soda, 2 cups […]

Orange-Colored Stains

posted by lwhite

Spaghetti sauce or French salad dressing always seem to drip onto clothing and leave such awful orange stains on our garments, which can be so hard to get out. Here’s how to remove them: 1. Use a clean, cotton cloth […]

Flower Vase Has Ugly Water Ring

posted by lwhite

If you notice a crusty calcium-type ring inside the vase, it was probably caused by using tap water that contains minerals. However, you can remove the unsightly ring. Here’s how to do it: 1. Warm enough full-strength household vinegar to […]

Bed Pillows Need Washing?

posted by lwhite

To refresh and clean bed pillows, first determine the content—down, foam or polyester and read the care labels, here are the next steps to take. READ MORE * Foam pillows: Wash this type by hand in a big sink. Apply […]

Coffee Thermos Stained?

posted by lwhite

If you use a coffee thermos/mug while you commute every day, it can easily become stained, particularly if it’s left in the car or on your desk all day. Here’s an easy way to clean it. READ MORE First, sprinkle […]

Caring for Microfiber Cloths

posted by lwhite

Microfiber cloths are the most versatile and effective cleaning tools we have in our homes. But they do get dirty and need to be cleaned. Here’s how. READ MORE * Machine wash in soapy warm water, but not with towels […]

Cleaning Glass Cookware

posted by lwhite

You may love baking using glass cookware, but you do have to be careful when you clean these types of dishes. Here’s how to clean and make them last longer. READ MORE * Never scrub glass cookware with an abrasive […]

Previous Posts

Stinky Lunchboxes? Double Yuck!
If your children take lunches to school, the lunchbox or bag will inevitably get dirty and smelly. Here’s how to remove the bad odors: TO CLEAN: Lightly wet a paper towel with a bit of household vinegar or sprinkle some odor-neutralizing baking soda on it. Place inside the lunch bag or box over

posted 8:00:18am Aug. 28, 2014 | read full post »

Filthy Children's Backpacks! Yuck!
Your kids’ backpacks will end up being disgusting during the school year. Everything it seems will be crammed inside and left like it’s a portable garbage bag. Use these hints to try to keep it clean: 1. To get rid of the dirt that you see on the backpack, brush off with a dry brush or vacuum

posted 8:00:14am Aug. 27, 2014 | read full post »

Frantic Morning Rush?
Getting everybody ready for school in the morning can be such a crazy and stressful time. Here are several hints to make it calmer, so hopefully it goes a little more orderly: 1. Before bedtime, make sure your children gather all their school papers and put them into their backpacks, so they won

posted 8:00:43am Aug. 26, 2014 | read full post »

Too Many Family and Children Activities?
Getting your household running efficiently can be a daunting task. Here are a few Heloise Hints to help wrangle your children’s extracurricular activities in some sense of order, which will help everybody save time and energy: 1. Put a basket on a table near the front door to put your children

posted 8:00:14am Aug. 25, 2014 | read full post »

Heloise 5-Point Clutter Control Plan: Yes, It Will Save You Time!
Here’s my easy way to help organize your house. Take just 5 minutes or touch and deal with ONLY 5 things a day to deal with clutter that can build up. To deal with items that are not in place, take these 5 steps: 1. File It—Paper work, bills or coupons have piled up. Sort and file them. 2.

posted 8:00:47am Aug. 22, 2014 | read full post »


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