You can quickly, easily and inexpensively get rid of fruit flies without using harsh chemicals by making your own mixture with apple cider vinegar and dishwashing liquid. Find out how here:
Commented on May 11, 2013
This works wonders...and yes it has to be the Apple Cider Vinegar because of 'fruit' base of
this vinegar but the main reason that the dishwashing liquid (any will do) has to be added is because it makes it slippery so they can't just land on top of the vinegar and then fly off...they have no choice but to drown in the slippery stuff and drop to the bottom
But first and foremost...find the source and throw it out!!
I don't know how it happened or when it happened but one day when I looked down at my kitchen sink faucet there was grime and hard water deposits that had accumulated from the past 10
years! One day there was nothing and the next day bam it was there! It was disgusting and I wanted it gone ASAP so I broke out the big guns and with ease was able to remove 10 years of hard water deposits in 15 mintues! Check out the before and after pictures and find out what tools you need to remove hardwater deposits like this. http://decoratedchaos.blogspot.com/2013/04/r...
Commented on May 11, 2013
for years I've been spraying straight vinegar on my faucets about 5 mins before
cleaning....this way you won't get a build up in the first place. And there's never ever any reason to dilute the vineger :D
My top 25 tips for using vinegar in your cleaning. Vinegar is an all natural bacteria and germ killer. It is environmentally friendly and inexpensive. I will give you a teaser with a
few of my tips here. You can click over to my blog for the rest of my top 25.
Counter tops - clean with a rag and vinegar.Drain or garbage disposal - pour in 1 cup baking
soda then one cup hot vinegar. Let sit for 5
minutes. Run hot water down the drain. (Note: some garbage disposals
do not react well to this cleaning method check all manufacturer
instructions first.)Microwave - mixing equal parts vinegar and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Bring it to a boil inside the microwave. Wipe clean.Refrigerator - clean with a half-and-half solution of water and vinegar.Dishwasher - pour a cup of vinegar inside an empty machine and run through cycle. Come on over and see the other tips plus some before and after pictures in my own home as I put vinegar to the test.
Here's a picture of our dining room before & after. I took the mirror off the door & painted chalkboard paint. I bought the table off craiglists for a $100. Which I thought was a steal.
they were asking $200 but it wasn't something I had to have I had a table, but I thought I'd throw out an offer & was pleasantly surprised when they said yes. The fabric & material was another $60 with a 50% off coupon from Joann's. So total invested $160 not bad I'd say. The curtains were $24. at Ross origanlly from JCP for a lot more. Then the paint from Home Depot. I had the chalk board paint from another project. So for about $220. I got a new look. Next Big and I mean Big project is our Kitchen we are going to make the wall to the left a half wall into the family room. But the whole kitchen has to be gutted. So wish us luck! Hopefully starting end of May Begging. of July.
Commented on Apr 22, 2013
great job. your 'after' photo shows a great transformation.