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These wool dryer balls are a natural, handmade alternative to chemical fabric softeners or commercial dryer agitation products. They're a clever way to use extra yarn, and are a guaranteed way to keep your laundry habits easy and ethical.
• Wool Yarn:
• Old Pantyhose or sock
• Cotton or Acrylic Yarn or String
• Small Crochet Hook
• Measuring Tape
• Natural scents
Don't just leave it for tomorrow...or for whomever you've suckered into washing the dishes. Just clean it up.
- Cracked Egg Cleanup: I
- Remove Oven Cleaner Residue
- Washing A Dishwasher or Washing Machine
- Refrigerator Cleaning
- Refrigerator Dust Bunnies
Tipnut has assembled the ultimate list of homemade Swiffer Cloth Patterns. Some you sew, some you crochet, and some you knit.
Tap the pantry for unexpected meals and reduce trips to the supermarket. Stock it with frugal finds to lower grocery...
Here's ten excellent ideas to cut down on major house and life-cleaning projects. I especially like the leaving the dishwasher open while cooking, provided it's not a safety hazard.
- Keep the dishwasher open and fill with dirty dishes as you cook. Have a sink full of hot soapy water to hold the hand wash items so they can soak and be easily cleaned.
- Sort the silverware as you fill the dishwasher, each type...
After spotting Home Soap Household Cleaner at the co-op, I decided to give it a try. After all, it’s purported to be the most versatile soap ever made. What does it clean? Just about anything you can think of, but the label suggests trying it on:
the barbeque grill
and the dog
Made of ‘a blend of purified water, coconut derived surfactants and pure essential...
Curbly's featured some incredible fish tanks over the last year - here, here, and here - but one has to keep it sparkly to ensure its continued awesomeness. HowToCleanThings offers a natural way to keep your aquarium spotless. Just remember, as they say, "water+electricity = death". Siphon on!
TipNut.com has created the most extensive list on the web for sweeping out your post winter dirties and dusties. If you can accomplish at least half, you can consider yourself spring cleaned.
Working From The Top Down
4. Cupboards, Counters, Drawers, Shelves
5. Furniture & Appliances
Declutter & Organize...
You know those chores and jobs you know have to get done, but are so overwhelming that you can't face them? Women's Day magazine has assembled a list of those chores, and divided them into 40 totally manageable tasks that you can accomplish in under five minutes.
In the Kitchen:
-Dust for prints
-Toss spoiled produce
-Clean two fridge shelves at a time
Citrus fruits come from the family rutaceae, and include species such as limes, lemons, grapefruit, tangerine, citron, rangpur, Buddha's hand, and myriad types of oranges.
Like everything else that's good for you and delicious, they also boast an abundance of household uses. Re-Nest (by Apartment Therapy) suggests:
- Rub lemon on your faucets to remove lime scale, hard water stains, and soap residue. It also works on porcelain. ...
Dishwashers can do more interesting stuff than just cleaning your dishes. Here's some other items that could stand a stint in the dishwasher.
10. Glass light fixtures. (Light cycle.)
9. Vegetable brushes and pot scrubbers. (Top rack might be the way to go here.)
8. Plastic baby toys. (Preferably ones without batteries, but even those could survive a stint in the washer. See proof here.)
7. Plastic desktop paraphernalia, like pen cups and...
- Clean a toilet. Drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets, wait twenty minutes, brush, and flush. The citric acid and effervescent action will help loosen the grime.
- Attract Fish. Fish dig on bubbles. Fill a tube jig with a piece of Alka-Seltzer and cast off.
- Clean hard-to-reach areas of deep vessels, such as a flower vase. Fill with water and drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets.
- Polish jewelry. Dissolve two Alka-Seltzer tablets into a glass of water and...
Stainless steel is all the rage for kitchen appliances and decor, and is still a prime choice for high-end cookware. But a wet rag won't always take the goo off, and often leaves streaks and dark spots. Here are several inexpensive, natural ways to clean the material using household products.
- The gentlest method of cleaning stainless steel is to simply wipe the surface with hot water and a soft, clean cloth.
- If plain water...
Epsom salt - magnesium sulfate - are a major component of most bath salts, potting soils. and in some lotions and gels intended for pain relief. Its high magnesium content and gritty texture makes useful for all sorts of other tasks. Gomestic has assembled a mighty fine fifteen here.
- Eliminates Toxins from the Body
- Exfoliates Skin
- Athlete's Foot
- Cleans Bathroom Tiles
- As a First Aid
- Hair Conditioner
- Removes Foot Odor
- Keeps your Lawn Pleasant
- As a...
"With these inexpensive products and tools. you'll have everything you need to tackle the whole house."
- Microfiber cloths
- Scrub brush
- Spray bottle
- Rubber gloves
- Dry cleaning sponge
- Disinfecting wipes
- Mild abrasive cleaner
- Dishwashing liquid
- All purpose cleaner
- Baking soda
- Microfiber duster
- Handbroom and dustpan
- Toilet Brush
- Sponge mop
- Dust mop
- Extendable Duster
Whether you're writing your next novel, balancing your checkbook, or simply creating a killer Curbly post, it's essential to be inspired and motivated by your workspace. Here's ten ideas for making your home office a creative haven on the cheap.
- Buy a Plant
- Get a Recycling System
- Tidy Up the Wires
Bind cords together
Clamp long running wires to walls
- Get retractable cords.
- Bind cords together
- Add a Filing Cabinet
- Organise Your Desk
- Get some Colour
- Get a Clock
The winter time is the right time for nestling besides the glow from your fireplace. Unfortunately, the escape of smoke can often leave deposits on the stones or bricks on your hearth, To clean them, simply dissolve Tri-Sodium Phosphate (TSP) into a bucket of water, following the directions on the package, then scrub it down with a firm-bristled brush. Repeat as necessary, then rinse.
Merwing posted a pic of these home made Swiffer items. To go really green, I’d use old sweatshirts to make them instead of buying new fleece. The mop cover doesn’t even require a how-to it’s so easy to make! I don’t use the Swiffer duster dealie, so I’m not sure how the fabric ‘hair’ would attach. For those who do use them, is the construction and assembly self-explanatory? Via Craftzine.
Holy Cow! 2,000?
I can't even begin to create a sample list, so I'll just direct you to the list and provide the basic categories under which they're organized.
- Home and Garden
- On the Job
- In the Garage and Worksop