To create a single-use cleaning solution, dissolve a teaspoon of liquid dish soap in a quart of water, then add a teaspoon of vinegar. (Do not add the two at the same time; the acid in the vinegar will neutralize the alkali in the soap.)
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I buy concentrated liquid dish soap (keep a 2nd bottle on hand), pour half of the new bottle of dish soap into the empty one, add water to each bottle. You have now doubled your liquid dish soap and the soap is still sudsy and fairly thick.
I've found that if you ever "dribble" something greasy onto your clothes, put liquid dish soap on the area as soon as possible and let it soak until you do laundry. This works best for fresh stains, but can help with the washed in ones as well.
Even with proper cleaning sometimes we end up with those pesky fruit flies. They are one of the easiest pest to bait & kill without buying chemicals. A quick & easy trap is to set out a bowl of vinegar with 2-3 drops of citrus smelling liquid dish soap. Attracts the flies & they drown. Freshen daily
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