Make Your Own Natural Dryer Sheets

natural dryer sheets

Are you tired of purchasing dryer sheets? You’re not alone. Simply cut up some old clean rags or a towel and place them into a jar containing a mixture of white vinegar and a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Wring them out and hang them up to dry. Once they are dry, you’ll have a stack of natural dryer sheets ready to throw in with your next load of laundry. Each dryer sheet can be reused about half a dozen times before it needs to be revived. If you still want that official dryer sheet scent, skip the vinegar and essential oil and dip your reusable dryer sheets in fabric softener instead.

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Make Reusable Swiffer Pads Easily

Make reusable Swiffer pads

A Swiffer can be a lifesaver, but remembering to buy replacement mop pads can be a pain for you and the environment. Grab an old dishtowel or microfiber cloth, soak it in a solution of water and floor cleaner or vinegar, and snap it into place the same as you would with any Swiffer pad. When you’re done, just toss it in the laundry. Now, you can make reusable Swiffer pads to save the environment and some cash.

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Use Olive Oil to Make Dull Marble Countertops Look New

make dull marble countertops look new

Marble can get cloudy and scratched over time, losing its luster, especially on kitchen surfaces that get a lot of use. The best solution to make dull marble countertops look new is resurfacing, but that takes time, power tools, and money if you want it done professionally. Thankfully, before taking that step, there is still a way to enjoy gleaming countertops, and it takes less than two minutes. To make dull marble countertops look new, just pour half a teaspoon of olive oil (sunflower and other oils found in the kitchen can work too) onto clean marble and wipe it across the surface with a dry cloth or paper towel. Use another dry cloth to buff away any excess oil. That’s all there is to it! It might not be as long-lasting as resurfacing, but no one will be able to spot the difference.

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Muffin Pan Drawer Organizer

muffin pan drawer organizer

Put a new spin on those old fashioned muffin tins by turning them into muffin pan drawer organizers! I’m all about reduce, reuse, recycle, anything that involves less crowded landfills. Flea markets, estate sales, thrift stores and yard sales are the perfect hunting ground for old fashioned kitchen ware which can be up-cycled in untold ways. I especially love the way these muffin pans allow me to divide and store my little office supplies without the drawer becoming one big junk drawer.

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Rating: 4 (from 36 votes)

Use Duct Tape With Dustpan to Sweep Up Crumbs

Use Duct Tape with Dustpan to Sweep Crumbs

Use duct tape with dustpan to sweep up crumbs. If you’re OCD, then this is the perfect cleaning tip for you! Tape the edge of your dustpan to the floor in order to create a bridge. This ensures there’s no crack for unruly crumbs to slip through. Make sure you don’t do this with any painted or varnished surfaces as the paint can pull up your flooring finish.

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Rating: 7 (from 11 votes)

Add Conditioner to the Rinse Cycle to Soften Wool Garments

Soften Wool by Adding Conditioner to the Rinse Cycle

Take the scratch out of your wool sweaters! Add conditioner to the rinse cycle to soften wool garments -it really works! Simply add approximately two ounces of conditioner (we used a complimentary hotel conditioner bottle) during your washers rinse cycle. Always wash your wools in cold water. The hardest part of this hack is paying attention so as not to miss the rinse cycle!

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Rating: 9 (from 9 votes)