LAUNDRY:


Small spaces (apt., dorm)- Laundry is a must!  How about using a pop-up laundry basket so that you can use it, compact it down and tuck it away when not in use? I love this one!http://amzn.to/2wLQIA7

   

I have noticed that teens and fancy moms alike spend big $ on denim. 

No-Fade Denim.  This is super easy: Mix 1T. Salt and 1 cup White Vinegar and soak for just 10 minutes before washing the first time (or as soon as you read this). 


Ink stains: Rubbing alcohol is amazing http://amzn.to/2wMhBns.  Simply let the alcohol sit on the garment for 30 minutes and rinse in cold water. 


Tea or coffee stains can be removed by boiling 3T water and dumping it on the fabric or creating a paste from water and Borax http://amzn.to/2xyZVJx


Mud: Let mud dry.  Scrape off with a credit card or ID. Brush off and apply a Borax paste made of Borax and Water

 

Deodorant: a paste of Peroxide and baking soda http://amzn.to/2estfwQ 

Dry faster, cheaper and without chemicals by tossing Wool Balls into the dryer. http://amzn.to/2grC4rj  If you desire a bit of a fresh scent in your laundry instead of a fresh smell, Sprinkle 2-4 droops of essential oils on each ball before tossing into the dryer.  Here are two of my favorites, but any scent works well: lavender oil http://amzn.to/2glVlXs or lemon oil http://amzn.to/2iLf5YR



BATHROOM:


Grungy Grout can be combatted by using 1 part Water, 3 parts Baking Soda http://amzn.to/2estfwQ  to make a paste and let it sit on the grout for 30 minutes or more.  Scrub with an old toothbrush and wipe with a wet sponge.


Toilet Cleaner- There are two ways to tackle this monster!  Drop 2 Denture Tablets http://amzn.to/2vIuWtg into the commode before you go to bed.  Toilets are porcelain and so are dentures!  Most stains disappear after using this remedy.  For dark or calcified toilet stains, get out the rubber gloves http://amzn.to/2grvHEs


Kitchen:


Microfiber clothes http://amzn.to/2x9GGIQ are the bomb!  They grab dust, crumbs and more!  I'm known for having multiple spray bottles http://amzn.to/2glXS3Vin my home with home made cleaners (costs less than .50 most of the time). Following are my favorite home made spray cleaning recipes:


Surface Cleaner- 2 Cups water, 1t. Borax http://amzn.to/2wMcLXg, 1/4 Cup Rubbing Alcohol and 10-15 drops of tea tree oil OR 1/4 t. tea tree oil http://amzn.to/2glLdOh and 1/4 t. lavender oil http://amzn.to/2glVlXs.


Windows can become crystal clean in no time with 1/2 t. Castile Soap http://amzn.to/2wLWcek, 3 T. distilled White Vinegar, 2 cups water, 1/2 cup rubbing alcohol and 10 drops essential oil such as peppermint http://amzn.to/2vJg7qo or lemon http://amzn.to/2iLf5YR.  Place in spray bottle and go for it!  The soap gets rid of build up from commercial cleaners.