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Want an inexpensive way to remove stains from clothing?  Try rubbing Dawn dishwashing liquid into the stain prior to washing.

Instead of spending money on expensive glass cleaners make your own!  Put 1/4 cup vinegar in a 22 oz. spray bottle.  Fill the rest of the way with water.  This mixture is great for so many things:  windows, bathrooms, tile, sinks, faucets.  Best of all it is safe for the kids to use since it doesn't contain any harsh chemicals.


Why spend a lot of money on paper towels when you can use and reuse rags!


Do you like your socks to be super white?  Boil them in water with a slice of lemon.


Clean windows with newspapers instead of paper towels.


Cleaning Wipes:  Take strong paper towels (like Bounty) and cut into sections.  Layer these pieces into a baby wipes box or Tupperware box. Mix the following ingredients together:  1/4 pint rubbing alcohol, 1/2 tsp. ammonia, 1/2 Tbsp. liquid dish soap, 1 Quart water.  Pour mixture over the towels.


Cleaning Solution:

  • 1/2 cup amonia
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 2 T baking soda
  • 1 gallon water
I use a dryer sheet for all my clothes and save them after the first use.  Then when I wash my towels I take the once used sheets and throw 2 or 3 (depending on the load) in with the towels.  My towels still smell great and feel soft.  Smiley Then I put those twice used sheets in a bag to use with my "Swiffer Duster."  I take 2 sheets and wrap around the duster pad overlapping in the middle.  They pick up all the dust and dirt that the regular brand name Swiffer pads do with no extra cost! Cheesy  I also use those twice used sheets as a dust rag on my furniture.  Dust sticks immediately to them and then you just toss them in the trash.  I love dryer sheets!


I sometimes use a dryer sheet to dust the TV screen. Works like a charm!


I also reuse my dryer sheets on my dry erase board.  I also put them in the bottom of the waste basket before I put the plastic liner (courtesy of wal-mart) in.  That helps with the trash odor.  


I keep dryer sheets with my pantyhose.  They keep the static down and I keep the 1 used ones in the bathroom in the winter rub on my hair when static is its worst in the winter.



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