Vinegar Fabric Softener

white vinegar fabric softener

I know, if you have not tried it, it sounds a little bit crazy! But, white vinegar works great as a natural Diy fabric softener. Just add 1/2 cup of white vinegar to the rinse cycle, and your clothes come out soft. In case you wondered, there is no vinegar smell when all is said and done. It’s natural, safe and inexpensive!

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Rating: 11 (from 11 votes)

DIY Dustpan

up cycled plastic gallon dust pan

This is a great DIY dustpan cleaning hack you can make in a pinch! Simply find a large, empty plastic container to up-cycle. It can be a plastic gallon milk container or any large plastic container that has a handle and flat side. All you need is the container, scissors or knife (I used both) and a marker to outline around the handle and flat side. You want create a useful flat shovel-like tool that you can easily sweep your pile of dirt into.

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Rating: 2 (from 6 votes)

DIY Goo Gone

Just use baking soda, coconut oil and sweet orange essential oil

DIY Goo Gone really works! It’s great for removing adhesives, such as glue and stickers, from the surface of glass jars. It also works as a great exfoliant! All you need is equal parts baking soda and coconut oil, and a couple drops of sweet orange oil. Remove as much of the sticker as you can before hand, then rub in the diy goo gone with a cloth or your fingers. The baking soda acts as an abrasive whilst the oil softens and unseals the adhesives hold on the surfaces. Once you remove the adhesive completely, just wash with soapy water and voila, you’re done! If you have any left over, use as exfoliant or store away in tightly sealed container for next time.

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Rating: 9 (from 9 votes)

Silver Cleaning Hack

Forget all that elbow grease! All you need for this MacGyver-style silver cleaning hack is baking soda, aluminum foil and boiling water…oh, and tarnished silver. Prepare a solution of 1/4 cup baking soda to a gallon of water in a pot. Bring to a boil. Line another pan or glass dish with aluminum foil, be sure it’s deep enough to fully immerse the silver piece you are cleaning. Place tarnished silver in foil lined container, then pour boiled solution over it. Allow to cool. Remove silver pieces and rinse with cool water, then dry with a soft cloth. It’s that easy! For extra tarnished pieces you may have to repeat a couple of times.

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Rating: 9 (from 9 votes)

DIY Cleansing Baby Wipes, Natural Chemical Free

DIY Cleansing Baby Wipes

These DIY cleansing baby wipes are a great penny saver and hack for on the go! The basic ingredients are paper towel, water and a baggie. You can also recycle a baby wipe dispenser. Cut the paper towel into squares, or whatever size/shape works for you. Stack them in a pile to fit in baggie or dispenser, add a couple tablespoons of water to container/plastic baggie, then add paper towel. A drop of tea tree oil will inhibit mold growth. In the you will have them around longer than two weeks. You can also add a drop of liquid soap (such as baby wash or face cleanser) for added cleansing property and coconut oil for moisturizing.

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Rating: 3 (from 3 votes)

Floor Cleaning Hack, Forget the Mop Bucket!

forget the mop bucket

Forget the mop bucket! This is a great 10 minute floor cleaning hack, especially for dried up spills. Be sure to sweep the floor first. Find an empty spray bottle, fill it with a solution of your favorite floor cleaner (I love Murphy Oil Soap myself) and water. Read directions on floor cleaner bottle for proper measurements. Saturate entire floor with spray and let sit for 5 minutes in order to loosen up the dirt. Go over with a clean damp mop. I like to rinse the mop out once after this in the sink then go over the floor one more time to remove any soap residue…and it gets the floor extra clean!

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Rating: 7 (from 7 votes)