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10 Remarkable DIY Cleaning Solutions

10 Remarkable DIY Cleaning Solutions
I don’t know about you, but I was feeling ready to start some serious spring cleaning. This year, I decided to try some new (more effective) cleaning solutions using materials I already had (in true Picklee fashion of course!). I couldn’t be happier with the outcome of my cleaning experiments. From simple shower cleaners, to carpet stain removers, to wrinkle release spray, I found that not only were these DIY solutions much cheaper, but they worked SO MUCH BETTER too! I couldn’t be more excited to share the next 10 Remarkable DIY Cleaning Solutions with you! Here they are, 10 Remarkable DIY Cleaning Solutions: (cleaning solution sources include onegoodthingbyjille, bhg, livingsimple) Rating: 4.8/5 (537 votes cast) 10 Remarkable DIY Cleaning Solutions, 4.8 out of 5 based on 537 ratings Related:  cleaning/maintenance

Grout Cleaning Tips & Recipes A few of the recipes below contain ammonia, or bleach, or vinegar (I’ve also included other homemade solutions that are gentler to use). There are some who claim that these items will degrade grout over time–what that amount of time is I don’t know (5 years? 50 years?) or that they may affect it in a way that makes them more susceptible to future discoloration. These items will help kill bacteria and remove stains, but make sure to rinse well with clear water. If you’re concerned about deterioration, use them well diluted (will reduce its effectiveness), or only in extreme situations, or try a method without using those ingredients at all. Tip: After you have brightened things up, apply a fresh coat of sealer so it is protected and harsh methods won’t be necessary on a regular basis. Important: Test colored product first before using any method to make sure it won’t be discolored. Here’s a list of general cleaners and brighteners you can try… Mildew Stains A few tips…

Photo Tile Coasters {Using Resin} Last Christmas I almost had a breakdown... We had just moved in to our home the month before, but I didn't want to let that prevent us from having the holliest jolliest Christmas. My intentions were good. And that's how it happened. Well, with this project I created an anniversary gift AND a Christmas gift. While I was in Utah, my sweet cousin Michelle showed me a couple of projects using resin. Here's how I made these photo coasters... I started out with a trip to Home Depot. Next, I ordered some photos. Only 13 cents a print at Costco! I used a regular old Elmer's glue stick to paste each picture onto the tiles. I won't give a full tutorial on using resin because each product is a little different. After mixing the resin with the hardener, I just poured it on! Then it took them a full 24 hours to harden up! Once dry, I mounted 4 of the felt circles on the bottom of each tile so they would slide easily on wood without scratching! All done! Now these are stinkin' cute!! Happy weekend!

10 “use what you have” Cleaning Tips I don’t clean often, and I hate cleaning…in fact, it feels like I’m being punished for something horrible every time I look at the massive heap of laundry accumulating in the corner of my bedroom…so anytime I can find tips to lighten the load (no pun intended, ha!) and make cleaning a little quicker and simpler, I’M DOWN. You may have already read my post on 10 DIY Cleaning Solutions, and 10 Up-cycled Organizing Solutions, which have both helped my tremendously with my little cleaning conundrum…so I spent some time collecting even more surprisingly simple & helpful cleaning tips, using everyday household items (I’m super excited about these), here they are! There’s a nice print out, now keep scrolling my 10 “use what you have” cleaning tips, listed one by one 1: Brighten Your Laundry Whites with Lemon 2: Clean Glass Bottles with Rice 3: Shine Copper and Brass with Baking Soda 4: Clean Your Coffee Maker with Vinegar 5: Remove Tough Stains on Cutting Boards and Containers with Lemon

Homemade Hardwood Floor Cleaner Recipes & Tips Here are several different recipes for mixing up your own cleaners for hardwood flooring, just a few simple ingredients are all that’s needed. Keep in mind that a little goes a long way, you just need enough liquid to dampen the mop (or cloth) and scrub away. If you’re happy to damp mop with straight water, try adding about 10 drops of essential oil per gallon of water for extra cleaning muscle. You’ll also find tips on this page for removing scuff marks, how to test for wax (and remove it), a few DIY polish recipes and a scratch repair method that may surprise you. Getting Started: Sweep or vacuum surface to remove as much dirt and dust as possible. Directions: When using one of the recipes below, damp mop only. Mix 1 gallon warm water with your choice of the ingredients below… Solution #1 1/4 cup vinegar1 TBS castille soap Solution #2 1 cup white household vinegar (*Is it safe to use? Solution #3 1/4 cup borax1/2 teaspoon mild dish detergent (liquid) Solution #4 Solution #5 Solution #6 1 TBS Dr.

25 clever ideas to make life easier Via: Why didn’t I think of that?! We guarantee you’ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems … some you never knew you had! (Above: hull strawberries easily using a straw). Via: Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes. Via: Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40 (also works on walls). Via: Stop cut apples browning in your child’s lunch box by securing with a rubber band. Via: Overhaul your linen cupboard – store bedlinen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match. Via: Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone / iPod in a bowl – the concave shape amplifies the music. Via: Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags. Via:

Homemade Household Cleaners and Detergents | Make Your Own Cleaners 400+ Recipes for Various Household Items- Cleaners, Detergents, Pest Removal Recipes, Laundry Care- stain removal, pet care, and more in Alphabetical Order Sewing zippers in bags Tutorial. (aka) zippered pouch with pocket and loop **UPDATE** If you'd like this tutorial (and any of my others) in PDF format click here. Note: to view the PDF tutorial, you will need the latest Adobe Viewer program. Get the latest version of the viewer absolutely free by clicking on the button below: Had a quiet weekend (still recovering from last weekend in Dublin!). I thought I would get another tutorial together, this time it's zippers. This tutorial is for a dinky zippered pouch which has a clear outside pocket for your ID, tube/subway pass, or credit cards etc. and a loop for attaching the pouch to your bag or keys etc. Click on any of the pictures to make them bigger. Front view of Boomerang zippered pouch' 9cm (H) x 10cm (W) with handy clear pocket for cards and what not. Inside view Here's how I put it together Shopping list (as if you were buying from a shop, if not using stash fabrics) NB: All seam allowances are 1cm (3/8") unless otherwise stated. 1. Do as the blue writing says. 2. 3. 3. 4. 5. This should be the result! 6. 7. 8.

best cleaners | The Best Green Cleaners Avoid Dirty Ingredients The cleaning aisle of your favorite store is full of dirty tricks. Dangerous ingredients are downplayed—or downright hidden—while many "green" cleaners conceal poisonous contents that can damage red blood cells or cause cancer. A whopping 53 percent of cleaning products destroy lungs, sometimes polluting your indoor air with formaldehyde and chloroform! Environmental Working Group (EWG) investigated labels, company websites, and technical documents, along with published studies on ingredients, to come up with an "A" through "F" grading system for 2,000 cleaning products. Like this? « Prev Slide 1/9 Next » Laundry Some laundry products with "A" ratings in the EWG report include: • Green Shield Organic Laundry Detergent, HE Elite Care, Free & Clear • Seventh Generation Natural Laundry Detergent Powder, Free & Clear • Ecover Non-Chlorine Bleach Powder • Dr. Read More: 3 Easy, Homemade Laundry Detergents « Prev Slide 2/9 Next » Dishwashing • The Honest Co. Floor Cleaners

The Fun Cheap or Free Queen: "You're Welcome" Wednesday tip: Keep your house clean with 1 chore per day Confession…I’m a messy person. Don’t get me wrong, I love having a clean house and try my best. But I have to really concentrate on staying on top of my messes (yes, MY messes). Years ago I came up with a system for being able to keep your house clean (deep-cleaned at that) with just one chore per day. This system has gone viral on Pinterest and has worked for thousands of people. In addition to typical daily chores (dishes, taking garbage out, picking up your floors, wiping up spills, etc.), by focusing your attention on just one main chore per day, it will help you stay on top of your home’s deep-cleaning needs! Here’s a FREE PRINTABLE for you to print out and post in your home, to help you stay on schedule: Again, print this list HERE Here’s a breakdown of how this works: (For a printable version of this breakdown click HERE) (Monday is technically cheating because it is 3 chores…but they are smaller, more intermittent chores so you can squeeze in more.) Laundry day. Bathrooms. Surfaces.

25 Things You Can Clean with Salt, Dryer Sheets, and Other Common Household Items Photo: krissen/Creative Commons The best part about being Good Enough Mother is that I make my living out of making haphazard fixes look like modern-day miracles. Okay, maybe it's just in my own mind that I think of it as "Good Enough Mother" magic! Salt 1. 2. 3. 4. Beauty Products Photo: Patricia Marie Photography/Creative Commons 5. 6. 7. Cooking oil Photo: jacob earl/Creative Commons 8. 9. Dryer Sheets and Newspaper Photo: Terre's Photos/Creative Commons 10. 11. 12. Vinegar Photo: artizone/Creative Commons 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. Baking Soda, Baby Wipes, and Pillowcases Photo: Dulamae/Creative Commons 20. 21.. 22. 23. From the Kitchen Photo: bubsinarms 24. 25. Now, look at you! Top Articles On Cleaning5 Tips For Tackling Big Bathroom Tasks7 Easy Wayt To Tame Kitchen ChaosHow To Remove Sharpie From Toddler And Other Objects

10 Simple Things to Make You Happier At Home Our homes are an extension of who we are: what we do within the walls of our abodes shapes our mood, affects our productivity, and influences our outlook on life. Scientific studies have shown that we can have an impact on our happiness by adjusting the tiny little habits and routines that constitute our daily lives — we are, in fact, in control of our outlook on life. It's amazing how a few tweaks to our daily habits can become a catalyst for meaningful, positive change. Here are a few simple things you can do every day to feel happier at home. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. (Image: Callen & Eli's Artful Treehouse)

Valentine Heart I saw this wreath over at Design Sponge and loved everything about it. But I took the idea and decided to make this felt heart wreath for my self. It is the perfect Valentine’s Day Craft and although a bit time consuming…it really easy to make. This wreath is so easy to make but can be a bit time consuming. I bought my heart shaped foam wreath at JoAnn’s (Michaels might have them too). I used a cup from my cupboard to make a 3 inch circle template. Then take a straight pin and pin it through the bottom of the point. You will not need to do this on the back of the wreath. Valentine’s Day Topiary For other Idea Room Valentine’s Day Projects you might want to check out these! Felt Heart Wreath | Kissing Ball Wire Crate | TIssue Paper Kissing Balls Sealed with a Kiss | Candy Cane Heart Suckers | Love Potion no. 9 Just a Little Crush | Heart Bottles and Cookies | Tic Tac Valentines I Chews You Valentine | Three Valentine Printables | Chalk Board Mug 88.1Kstumbleupon