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20 Great Household Tips

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From cleaning to maintenance, these are 20 household tips that will help you save time and money.

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All-Purpose Disinfectant Report Abuse
Here's a multipurpose disinfectant recipe that you can use on everything from cutting boards and kitchen counters to your toilet and even baby toys! Just combine the following in a spray bottle, and let loose: 2 cups of water, 2 tbsp. of dishwashing liquid, and 30 drops of tea tree oil (available at most health food stores).
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Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral? Report Abuse
In the case of your toilet, definitely mineral - deposits, that is. To get rid of them, just drop a couple of denture-cleaning tablets into the bowl, and let them do the dirty work for you. Once they've stopped fizzing, simply flush.
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All in one household cleaner Report Abuse
In an empty spray bottle, combine 3 parts vinegar, one part water and ½ c salt. Use instead of usual cleaners...has antibacterial properties of salt and will effectively remove stains, grease and mildew. Using a more natural cleaner is good for the environment and saves you money!
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MILDEWED GROUT Report Abuse
Make a paste of baking soda and warm water, apply to grout with a old toothbrush. Let sit until dry, then wipe off. If stain persists, rub with a cottonball soaked with bleach, then rinse well.
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For furniture polish: combine 2 parts lemon juice w/1 part olive oil in a spray bottle. Spritz on wood surface, wipe dry with a soft cloth! Report Abuse
This is particularly useful if you have birds...many birds don't do well with aerosol sprays (which are most furniture polishes).
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Get Rid of Ants: Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it 'home,' can't digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so, especially if it rains, but it works & you don't have the worry about pets or small children being harmed! Report Abuse
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Goodbye Fruit Flies : To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass fill it 1/2" with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dish washing liquid, mix well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever! Report Abuse
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Carpet cleaner/spot removal: Sprinkle baking soda and vinegar over an area of carpet that has been stained, then place a towel over the area, and cover it with ice. Leave it alone until all of the ice has melted, then remove the towel and let the carpet dry. Vacuum up any remaining residue Report Abuse
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RACCOON PROOF YOUR TRASH CANS: Sprinkle a few tablespoons of Epsom salts around the trash cans or bins. Make sure to reapply after rainstorms Report Abuse
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Flexible vacuum : To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum. It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings. Report Abuse
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Broken Glass : Use a wet cotton ball or Q-tip to pick up the small shards of glass you can't see easily. Report Abuse
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Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil. It will stay fresh much longer and not mold! Report Abuse
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Bust through baked-on crust. Fill a gunked-up pie pan with hot water and add a few teaspoons of baking soda to it. Let it soak for a few hours, and the crust marks will lift right off. Report Abuse
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to clean windows: Mix ½ cup of distilled white vinegar, 3/4 cup of rubbing alcohol, and 1/2 cup of water in a handheld sprayer bottle. Spray the cleaner onto the glass, and wipe it away with paper towels or crumpled-up newspaper. That’’s all there is to it——shine on Report Abuse
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When your cookware seems ruined by burnt-on food, fill it with hot water and a tablespoon of powdered dishwashing detergent, and allow it to sit overnight. The detergent will dissolve the grime, allowing for a quick and easy cleanup in the morning Report Abuse
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Leave your linens looking lovely. Squirt some grease cutting dishwashing liquid on any spots as a pretreater before tossing fabric tablecloths and napkins in the wash. If that doesn’t do the trick, dab on some ammonia and the stain will simply wash away. Report Abuse
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Make your glassware sparkle! Add a capful of white vinegar to a sink full of clean water if you’re washing by hand; for dishwashers, pour ¼ cup into the rinse cycle. Your glassware will be squeaky clean with no streaks or spots Report Abuse
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Banish red wine stains. Pour club soda on the stain; the fizzy bubbles will lift out the spot in a hurry. Wait a few minutes, and then blot up the excess moisture with paper towels. Report Abuse
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Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster Report Abuse
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Reopening envelope : If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include something Report Abuse
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