We all have batteries lying around the house, sometimes they appear in random places, on a countertop, under a couch cushion, or in a kitchen junk drawer (surely there’s SOME life left to it, right? I mean, why else would someone have thrown it in there??). Here is a simple test that you can do yourself to test if your battery still has some life left to it . . .
Making your own liquid laundry detergent is easy & dirt cheap. This low sudsing, softening recipe works great, smells great and makes 2 gallons.
Make your own wood and furniture polish clothes with this simple, do it yourself pre-treated dust cloth recipe.
Why spend oodles of cash on the laundry? You can easily Make Your Own Laundry Detergents, Stain Removers, Pre-Wash Sprays and More! These simple money saving recipes can literally save you hundreds of dollars per year.
Make your own Campfire or BBQ Fire Starters! These simple, do it yourself fire starters are perfect for getting the charcoal going without lighter fluid, or getting logs to ignite without searching and scouring for kindling.
Make your own inexpensive, no scrub Ceramic Tile Cleaner using a few basic ingredients.
Here is a tip worth remembering- if you happen to get a nasty cut that will require stitches but you don’t have access to a doctor or hospital- you can make your own emergency stitches . . .
Make your own Boot and Saddle Soap and Conditioner to bring new luster to dull leather whether it’s an old saddle that needs new life or a pair of boots that need some TLC!
It doesn’t seem to take long for the painted cabinets (& cupboards) nearest the stove to take on a greasy sheen or slightly sticky “greasy” feel. Here is a Cabinet/Cupboard Grease Remover that will cut through the grease and leave a nice natural sheen.
We all know that it’s important to wash fresh fruits and vegetables before consuming them, …
Yesterday I reached into a cupboard to retrieve a pyrex glassware pan and discovered that my kids weren’t doing such a great job on their chores! If you have baked on food on a glass pan or oven rack, don’t sweat it- here’s a tried and true simple tip for removing it fast.
Need extra strength dishwashing detergent? Make your own Key Lime Dish Detergent Powder! Homemade powdered …
As a horse owner, I’m always on the lookout for affordable tack in decent condition. Several months ago a good friend of ours gave us a bridle and a couple sets of reins. These items were very high quality in their day, but having spent several years in the barn- unused, the condition of them were deplorable.
Nothing is more frustrating that dripping butter or sauce on a favorite shirt, only to leave a permanent nasty little grease spot. Here is a simple, yet effective way to remove a greasy stain . . .
If there is any of you who have chased any kind of kitchen wrap around …
I’m willing to bet you never considered White bread as a cleaning agent! Here are 5 surprising household staples that double as effective, inexpensive cleaners.
Next time you have to cut up a watermelon, tomatoes, cantaloupe or any other over-ripe or overly juicy fruit or veggie, you’ll appreciate this valuable tip to help keep your counter tops clean and mess free!
Plastic bags can become so numerous, they just seem to ooze from every storage area of my kitchen. Recently, I have started to find ways to reuse and recreate plastic bags beyond the regular, every day uses. If you are new to reusing plastic bags, here are several simple and useful ways to reuse those pesky plastic bags.
Make your own simple gel air fresheners in any scent that you want!
It’s that time of year again! Button down the hatches, seal up the windows & tell the kids to shut the door, they’re letting the heat out. You may have already noticed that it suddenly seems a little stuffy indoors. Here are some sure-fire tips to help remove toxins and alleviate that dry/stale air that tends to build up in homes this time of year. Did you know that certain common houseplants remove toxins?
Spring has arrived and it’s time to dig out those cleaning supplies, but reaching the corners of the rooms where the cobwebs love to cling can be tricky!
Throughout the winter months houseplants can easily be overcome with dust that settles due to furnaces and ceiling fans constantly circulating it throughout the home. Here is a simple, inexpensive homemade leaf gloss that will restore your plants healthy luster . . .
Bottles of Spray starch are sold at stores for more than $2.50 per bottle! Did you know that you can make your own heavy duty spray starch for under .20 cents ?! Here’s a simple, do it yourself recipe.
Did someone accidentally grab the wrong marker and write on your whiteboard with a permanent sharpie? Here’s a simple trick that you can use to remove permanent marker instantly with no harsh chemicals or scrubbing.
Did you know, you can make your own Colored Flame Fire Logs? These fantastic looking …
Did you know that a Parmesan Cheese can lid will fit a mason jar?
Make your own Pre-Wash Laundry Spray to pre-treat stubborn stains and save your favorite clothes from ruin! This tried and true recipe has been around for years and many old-timers swear by it.
Eco-friendly cleaners can be very expensive, but here is a very simple, do it yourself, no scrub sink cleanser recipe that will leave your sink sparkling clean and the earth- Still Green!
Have you ever spent half the day cleaning, scrubbing the floors, making the house shine like the top of the the Chrysler building only to have someone take out the trash and leave a stream of nasty dirty “trash juice” drips across the floor before anyone realizes it’s even there?! Well I have and I’ve found a fantastic remedy to prevent it that utilizes an item we all have and usually hate . . .
Making your own Dishwashing liquid is surprisingly easy and uses few ingredients. None of the …
Since we shared our Super Laundry Sauce Recipe many have asked “How is it on Tough Stains?” We thought we’d put it to the test. We took fresh grimy dirt, ketchup & Mustard and ground them right into white washcloths. Since most people don’t have a chance to treat stains until they go to launder them, we let them set overnight to dry into the fabric, allowing them to set it. Then, we washed them with our homemade Super Laundry sauce, without pre-treating them at all . . . and here are our results…
Make sure to keep your paints, gasoline and other materials in prime condition by following these simple tricks!
Need to peel garlic quickly with minimal mess? Here are several 4 fantastic tips and methods for peeling garlic and having it “recipe ready” in seconds . . .
Occasionally after digging seasonal clothes out of storage, the zippers seem to stick. Here’s a very simple fix for an old zipper that doesn’t want to work correctly . . .
Tired of trying to keep your cookbooks clean and at eye-level while you’re preparing your favorite recipe? Try this tried and true tip . . .