Commercial carpet deodorizers are great for getting the stink out of carpets and loosening up pet hair, but the heavy perfume fragrance can cause allergic reactions, contact dermatitis, headaches, and a number of other issues. Making your own is easy, it can be customized to a scent you like, and you can add some magical elements. The addition of salt to this recipe has the same effect as using a floor wash for banishing negativity and blessing your home, but for rugs and carpets.
Toothpaste keeps your pearly whites sparkling, but you probably don't give it much thought when you're not brushing your teeth.
It's time to change that! Besides freshening your breath, toothpaste can brighten up your piano and clean your coffee table.
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Ever wonder how to fold a fitted sheet? My mom taught all of us when we were kids, but my friends always ask me how I do it, so I decided to make a quick and easy how-to guide to explain folding a fitted sheet.
I've been noticing a weird mildew smell coming from our laundry room, so I went on a hunt to find out what was causing it. I found a crumpled up towel that wreaked of mildew behind our washer that must have gotten left there when our hot water tank leaked. I washed it as I normally do my laundry, but the mildew smell persisted. So, I decided to try a trick that I read about in a magazine years ago...it worked like a charm, and is super inexpensive!
I have dogs and that means that my home doesn't always smell like roses. Today, in fact, I am sitting here typing while smelling eau de wet dog. I wouldn't keep this cutie off of my feet for the life of me, though!
Since I have pets but I want a house that smells nice I like to use lots of "smell goods" including carpet deodorizer. It's hardly an expensive thing to buy at the store BUT I can show you how to make it for SO MUCH CHEAPER and in your absolutely favorite scents, too!
In the last few years since I quit my 9-5 job and started working from home, I’ve tried to find ways to save money. Before Bo was born, I was making mine and Rob’s laundry detergent which was great but after a year or so I found myself going back to the convenience of buying it in the store. I’ve always experimented with natural glass cleaner and things of that nature but I hated the smell of the vinegar in the solutions. I think I may have finally found a way to make my own cleaning solutions that still smell just as nice as the store bought once and it’s amazing how easy it is to do!
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This homemade natural autumn room spray smells so heavenly! You won't need any special ingredients for this room spray either, no essential oils necessary!
I think the smells of autumn are my favorite scents on earth! Warm spicy scents, hints of pumpkin, and fallen leaves are perfect! Fall candles are definitely my favorite scents to burn all season, but I also really love having autumn room sprays to keep the house smelling like the perfect autumn day!
Readers really loved the orange rose air freshener I made a few months ago....
Here are six different ways to use three different teas - black, green, and mint.You can use unused or used tea bags; however, in some of the tips, the tea must be dry. This is a great way to recycle your tea after you've enjoyed a spot of tea.
I found this great settee at a local thrift store. I felt it looked like an old English settee straight out of an old home in the English countryside (wild imagination!). However, it was absolutely filthy. The dirt didn't sway me and I grabbed it. I knew with some tlc it would look beautiful again.
Just 3 ingredients and a couple of minutes of your time is all it takes to make this refreshing room spray. I use it to freshen the house, mask pet smells... and a quick squirt in the linen cupboard gives all my linen a delightful scent.
Before selling our home, I started cleaning every area like crazy! It was part of my normal routine to clean the shower, but the plastic strip at the bottom of the door had not been touched. Here is the best way I found to clean this overlooked area and make it look brand new!
It sounds funny that you have clean a machine designed for cleaning, but the washer does need some love. Detergent and grime build up on the drum over time.
Luckily, it's pretty easy to clean. Dump a couple cups of vinegar with a little bit of lemon juice (for smell) into the washing machine and set to the hottest cycle. While the washer is running, wipe down the exterior with a mixture of vinegar and water.
After the cycle is completed, clean the detergent, bleach, and fabric softener dispensers with the same mixture.
When was the last time you cleaned your refrigerator coils? Yeah, it's been a while huh? Did you know that you can save yourself money by keeping the coils clean? Yes! When everything is clean in there your fridge doesn't have to work as hard, this results in the fridge using less electricity. Yay!
Freshen up your home naturally with these simple gel fresheners. They’re easy to make with a few simple ingredients. You can customize them with any scent and color you prefer. Plus, they’re fun to look at! The process is so simple, you can easily make a bunch of air fresheners in just a few minutes. Make one for every room in your home.
Some paleo diets permit the use of butter, but honestly The Beau and I tend to avoid butter altogether, opting for coconut oil or olive oil instead. Plus, as a huge advocate for the plant-based lifestyle, there is no butter on my daily menu! I do use butter when I bake the occasional cake or baked good (I’m human after all!), but otherwise the butter in my refrigerator sits untouched. That is, until I discovered some amazing tricks for cleaning with butter.
File this one under "coolest trick ever"! If you have carpet in your home, then I'm sure you've had more than one "mystery stain" appear from time to time, especially if you have lighter-colored carpeting. If it's proving to be a little difficult to get that stain out, try my new favorite trick!
If you have hard water and use a kettle to boil water, this simple and easy tip will remove hard water build up with very little effort.
You will need: