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Making Your Own Laundry Detergent

I make my own laundry detergent. The site says around $28 a year. Honestly, I made mine before Thanksgiving and haven't even used 2 bottles worth, so I think it could last more than a year. Also, if you're a coupon user, you can stock up on your supplies by using your coupons. Here's the link http:/...

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Vinegar and Baking Soda Cleans Everything

I used vinegar and baking soda to clean just about everything in my house. I keep the vinegar in a spray bottle to use as needed. It's cheap, healthy, and leaves my house smelling clean.

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HOMEMADE MOSQUITO TRAP:

1 cup of water
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1 gram of yeast
1 2-liter bottle HOW:
1. Cut the plastic bottle in half. 2. Mix brown sugar with hot water. Let cool. When cold, pour in the bottom half of the bottle.
3. Add the yeast. No need to mix.
4. Place the funnel part, upside down,...

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Laundry workout

Busy working mom finding steps and sweat where I can! I try to make up "games" to challenge myself and to change things up.

I usually use our dining room table as a clothes folding station and all bedrooms are upstairs. So I fold 10 pieces of laundry at a time, whatever my hand touches first ...

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Take the stairs down

We live on the 21st floor of a high-rise - the elevator down takes 40 seconds; taking the stairs is only 2 minutes and sneaks in a few more steps - better than standing still :)

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Sparkling electric stoves

After moving in my electric stove was nasty..it was caky and really grimy.
I have found my favorite way to clean my stove... you have to keep up on it and wipe and wash it down after every use..
Wash down with dawn dish soap and sprinkle baking soda on it... use a scraper or a blade to get t...

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Clean blinds!

I have found I LOVVVE using dryer sheets to clean my blinds... its like swifter.. the dust sticks to the dryer sheets and saves time and smells good too!

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FAVORITE CLEANER FOR ELECTRONICS AND GLASS

I have found my ultimate way to clean glass...
I use a squeegee and coffee filters ( as paper towels) they are stronger and they last longer!
I use plain vinegar half and half in a spray bottle..
For my electronics. computers, I will use a fine mist spray bottle spray on a cloth and I will ...

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CAMP FIRE STARTERS! Dryer Lint and paper toilet holders

LOVE camp fires and home fires and smores.. We have started recycling toilet paper rolls and the lint from the dryer...
We stuff the lint into the cardboard paper towel holder and then put it in a grocery plastic bag for storage.. when it gets full we store it with the firewood and our camping su...

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Getting a groove on.

All those chores around the house are a drag. I crank the music and dance while I work and when my niece is visiting, she dances alongside. It burns calories and makes household chores a whole lot more fun!

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