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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

Cleaning Out Your Spice Rack
If you use lots of spices, your rack is probably full old and new spices and they do get stale. It should be cleaned and cleared out at least once a year. Here’s what to do: 1. Open the jar or can of herbs or spices and take a good sniff. It should smell strong and flavorful. If the color is st

posted 8:00:42am Jul. 31, 2014 | read full post »

Have Extra Cake Leftover?
While that may seem impossible to all my dessert lovers, you just may have some. Here are ideas to jazz it up and transform it into another dessert: 1. Cut the cake into bite-size pieces. Then layer with your favorite softened ice cream. Drizzle with chocolate sauce. 2. Use a liqueur over the ca

posted 8:00:31am Jul. 30, 2014 | read full post »

Have Ice Cream Sticks?
When your children are done eating ice cream on sticks, don’t throw them out. Instead, they can be useful around the house. You can recycle them these ways: 1. Use as a stir for coffee on the go. 2. Utilize to level dry ingredients when measuring. 3. Take to picnics for spreading condiments l

posted 8:00:19am Jul. 29, 2014 | read full post »

Where Should Toothbrushes Stay in the Bathroom?
This is a good question because it’s important to protect them. They get such use and you want them to be clean and effective. Here’s what to do: 1. Store toothbrushes on the counter—as long as they are away from the toilet. Keep them in a container with a cover. Airborne bacteria can spre

posted 8:00:22am Jul. 28, 2014 | read full post »

Washing Drapes and Curtains
Drapes and curtain can be dust and debris magnets. They need to be cleaned on a routine basis. Here’s how: 1. Draperies or curtains that can be washed first should be taken down. Get them outdoors for a good shake to remove the dust. But if they are really soiled, soak them in warm water and f

posted 8:00:56am Jul. 25, 2014 | read full post »


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