Clean A Scorched Pan with Baking Soda and Vinegar

clean pan with baking soda vinegar

Before using elbow grease to clean the bottom of a scorched pan first try using a mixture of vinegar and baking soda. Fill the bottom of the pan with water and add one cup of white vinegar. Bring the mixture to a boil and remove from the heat. Add two tablespoons of baking soda and watch as the vinegar and baking soda react. Once the fizzing has stopped pour out the mixture and scrub away.

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Expedite the Drying Process by Adding a Large Dry Bath Towel

adding a large dry bath towel to shorten drying time

Toss a large dry bath towel into your load of wet clothes to lessen drying time and even save on energy.

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Quickly Fluff Down Pillows in the Dryer

fluff pillows in dryer

A quick way to fluff up flattened, down pillows is to toss them in the dryer. Not only will they come out of the dryer plump and warm but any build-up of dust will also be removed.

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Essential Oil Dryer Balls

essential oil dryer ball

Drop essential oils onto your wool dryer balls for a scented load of laundry. Add 3-4 drops of essential oils to a wool dryer ball and toss the balls into the dryer. For a stronger scented load of laundry add 3-4 drops to a wool dryer ball during the last 10 – 15 minutes of the drying cycle.

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Dust Your Ceiling Fan with a Repurposed Pillow Case

pillow case to clean ceiling fan

The only thing worse than dust on the blades of the ceiling fan is the physical chore of actually dusting the ceiling fan. It can be messy with dust flying around your room and it can be awkward because the ceiling is not an easy place to access. Make your life a bit easier by repurposing an old pillow case to do the job for you. Place the pillow case over the entire blade and gently slide the pillow case down the length of the blade, allowing the dust to catch inside the case. Repeat for each blade and then toss the pillow case into the washing machine to clean.

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Wash Reusable Grocery Bags

wash reusable grocery bags

One of the first things many people do upon returning from the grocery store is wash their hands in order to prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria that we’ve come into contact along the way. But what about those reusable bags sitting on our kitchen floor or countertop? Reusable grocery bags can harbor all sorts of icky stuff left by raw meat packaging, unwashed fruits and vegetables, and from unclean surfaces. To wash toss those reusable bags in the wash on a warm, gentle cycle or hand wash in warm, soapy water and hang to dry.

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