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Cut Cleaning Time in Half

Spring Cleaning Made Easier

We all know after a long winter, things need to be aired and cleaned.  Did you know you can save money and time using just one product?  Who can’t use extra time for the things you like and to save money too?  Yes it can be done.  You may have heard that vinegar can be used around the home, but now you will have it all in one place!  Quick, easy and at your finger tips.

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12 Fixes For Your Ho

Alternate Uses for WD40
chalkboard

It’s not just for squeaks any more! This one product has multiple uses.  It pays for itself!

It is a “must have” household item.  Buy it on sale and use it everywhere. My family loves shortcuts and hates it when things don’t work.  This little product can fix, repair and prevent future problems with many items in your home.  Once you try this, you will go out and buy more of it.

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5 Ways To Cleaner Home

isopropyl alcohol bottle

DIY Home Cleaners

Keeping a home clean is essential, but it can be costly with all the different commercial cleaners.  Here are a few you can make on your own, work as well as commercial at 1/3 the price.  The extra bonus is they are chemical-free.

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Best Ways to Fix Household Problems

Home Solutions

stuck zipper

Ever get irritated by a squeaky door, stuck zipper or scuff marks on your floor?  Want a natural way to do things and have time to relax?  Me too!  I have come up with a list of things you can fix, clean or improve without buying anything commercial.

I love to find ways to use natural items I have at home to fix or repair something.  I like things that are quick, easy and inexpensive, but most of all – natural!

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7 Ways to Use Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil Isn’t Just for Cooking

coconut oil and fresh coconuts

I am sure you know about, heard about or read an article about coconut oil.  Coconut oil is a natural oil, without chemicals, that can be a money-saver in all its uses.

The first time I purchased a jar I was surprised to see it was hard!  This was not the “oil” I was thinking of for cooking. That was over 5 years ago and I use it all over the house.

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8 Unconventional Ways to Use This Product

Aluminum Foil Strategies

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Most every household has Aluminum Foil in their pantry. However did you know there are other uses other than wrapping food for storage?

Here is a short list of ways you can save money by using foil instead of buying commercial products for all these uses.

Tips:

  • Soften Brown Sugar – Break off a chuck of that hard sugar and wrap it in the foil. Put in your oven at 300 degrees for 5 minutes. It will be soft and ready to use.
  • Roll Warmer – Place a piece of foil under a napkin in a serving basket. It keep the heat in and keeps grease stains from the basket.
  • Increase Battery Life: Wrap them in foil, put them in zipper plastic bag and store in cool, dry place.
  • Sharpen craft scissors: Cut a piece of foil several time to sharpen craft scissors.
  • Charcoal grill – Line the grill with heavy duty aluminum foil. When the fire is out and all is cooled, ball it up and toss in the trash.
  • Freezer – Place a sheet of foil on floor of freezer to keep spills and ice cube trays from sticking. Remember not to cover any vents.
  • Fix a spring –  A broken spring in a battery device can be fixed by folding a small piece of foil and use it to fill the gap.
  • Eliminate Static Cling – Roll up 2 small balls of aluminum foil and throw in dryer when doing sheets or towels. It will help eliminate the static and is great if you have allergies to commercial static cling products.

What ways have you used foil unconventionally around your house?

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