January 18th, 2013
Here is another one I feel in love with that I found from: One Good Thing By Jillee
Un-shrinking your clothes. This one seems so “OH-MY” why didn’t I think of that. As we all have learned over the years, wet laundry stretches…. So it is only simple to know this should be on the back of everyone’s mind when we shrink clothing. We have all had that one item we hung wrong while it was wet and it morphed into something it was not supposed to, and it was hard to get it back to it’s original form.
Well today you will learn how to “morph” the shrunken clothes back into their original state.
What you need to get the job done:
Sink full of Lukewarm water
1 Cap full Baby shampoo
2 Large beach towels
Add water and soap to the sink. Soak cloths and gently work it through. This will relax the fibers.
Remove cloths and gently squeeze out the water. – NO RINSE
Lay 1 towel out flat and lay the cloth on the towel.
Roll the towel up with the clothes inside. (This is to absorb a little more water)
Remove cloths and place them on the 2nd towels the same way as before.
Gently start stretching the material as it lays out to dry. (Turning a fan on will help this process) Continue to do this until the clothing returns to its proper size/length.
Allow clothing to air dry. (Using a fan will help speed up the process)
January 17th, 2013
This recipe only last a few hours so do not make large batches. Oxy-Clean gets its powder by adding oxygen to the solution to release and lift stains. Peroxide does the same thing. Peroxide is also one of the best Blood Stain removers on the market. I have been able to remove dried on, set in blood stains from years ago. You can also put this into a spray bottle for spot treatments if you prefer. I always buy my Baking soda from Sam’s Club so it is rare that you will ever see a small container in my pictures.
Plus another added benefit is Peroxide kills bacteria. Double win again for homemade cleaners.
½ cup Peroxide
½ cup baking soda
1 Cup water
Don’t make large batches. Add to washer right away. Mixture only lasts 6 hours.
Soak clothes for 20 minutes before washing to remove tough stains.
January 16th, 2013
This one I got from a blog I like to follow: One Good Thing By Jillee
I love this. It really does make the job faster and now it seems painless to do. Once you get onto a schedule you will notice it taking less time since you are on a set routine.
- Gather Supplies (saves time)
- Run Sink with Hot soapy water
- Scrape Dishes into the trash and soak in the water
- Clear out trash from Floor, counters ets..
- Gather all NON kitchen items to a basket
- Gather all Kitchen items into another basket and put away
- Load Dishwasher
- Wipe down counters, appliances etc..
- Sweep and mop
- Take out the trash.
*Save a step and fill the sink with hot, soapy water before eating so dishes can be directly placed in the sink immediately after eating.
January 15th, 2013
Never panic if you get the quick.
If your cat is a biter, protect yourself and use someone’s help or take them to a professional for clipping.
Use Kwik Stop or Corn Starch if you clip the quick.
Clipping your cat’s nails prevents the need for declawing which is actually removing the whole nail and the first bone in each toe. I am not against declawing. Each person has their preference, but I prefer to just trim and cap my cat’s nails instead.
Cats have nails that grow faster than dog’s nails and should be clipped every few weeks, or as you notice clippings are needed. If this is too much work for you, there are other alternatives by purchasing the cat claw nail clips. These can be purchased here: www.amazon.com
These are safe, natural, biodegradable, and digestible and will stay on their nails for several weeks. I use them on both my cats and my dogs. In fact I need to order some more.
I LOVE THE NAIL CAPS.
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January 14th, 2013
Many of us already know about using Baking soda on your mattresses to kill dust mites while removing odor and moisture.
Did you all know you can use it on your other furniture as well?
Large area Rugs
1 Cup Baking Soda
4-5 Drops Essential Oil (optional)
Place the ingredients in a jar and shake.
Put into a sifter and sift over the mattress
Approximately 2 cups needed for a king size bed
Let it set on the mattress for several hours or over night.
(Picture complements of ofironandoak.com)
Slowly vacuum off your mattress using the attachment hoses that comes with your vacuum.
*Kills odors, bacteria and Dust mites. Mixture absorbs moisture and Dirt so it can easily be cleaned away.