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From cooking to cleaning, health & beauty... How to Remove Wrinkles from Clothing Without Ironing. 5 DIY Ways To Deodorize Stinky Things. 13 Awesome Household Cleaning Hacks. 10 Awesome Organizing Hacks for Your Living Space. 12 Laundry Hacks for Washing & Drying Your Dirty Clothes. Roundup: 15 DIY Office Storage and Organization Ideas » Curbly. Raise your hand if your home office or workspace could use some help in the storage and organization departments!

Roundup: 15 DIY Office Storage and Organization Ideas » Curbly

That's everyone, right? Check out these 15 clever DIY ideas that are sure to make your space more functional -- and boost your productivity! 1. 33 Meticulous Cleaning Tricks For The OCD Person Inside You. Potholes & Pantyhose. My month long challenge of slowly ridding our house of nasty chemicals began several weeks ago.

Potholes & Pantyhose

Homemade Household Green Cleaners. Along with my more than month long challenge to rid my house of pricey and nasty cleaners, I wanted to share with you some easy recipes for around the house cleaners.

Homemade Household Green Cleaners

I’ve shared with you so far my Recipe for Facial Moisturizer , DIY Organic Dishwasher Detergent, Cheap, Organic Face Wash and my Easy Homemade Laundry Soap. Homemade Liquid Dish Soap – That really works! Hi.

Homemade Liquid Dish Soap – That really works!

I have a couple of questions and a few suggestions regarding this recipe. I just made this recipe, and thought a few comments might help others: first, I added the shaved bar soap, as suggested, as well as the addition of a few drops of essential orange oil. First: the ingredients list begins with 1 1/2 C. hot water. In the directions, you say to put ALL ingredients in a large bowl, then add 1 1/2 C. hot water. Is this an ADDITIONAL 1 1/2 cup hot water, or the original from the ingredients? My discovery: don’t just dump ingredients in the bowl, especially in the order given: you will have a great concoction of soapy stuff with globs of washing soda at the bottom. How to Make Your Own Pest Spray » Curbly. Have you ever wondered how people dealt with problems in the garden long before so many different products were available to us?

How to Make Your Own Pest Spray » Curbly

Well, many times they used products that were common to the household or farm and perhaps designed for other purposes but could have a positive impact on plants. For example, it was discovered probably quite by accident that throwing dirty dishwater out the back door onto plants could rid them of certain insects. And over time, this practice of using soapy water in this way became fairly common. I've had reasonable success going up against certain insects in my garden by mixing a couple of teaspoons of dishwashing liquid to a quart of water and spraying them. Now, what this solution does is break down the outer covering or cuticle of an insect, making it more susceptible to disease, dehydration and other insects.

Make Homemade "Febreze" The Top 3 Money-Saving Cleaning Must-Haves! There are a million different cleaning products on the market all vying for a spot in your supply closet, not to mention a chunk of your budget.

The Top 3 Money-Saving Cleaning Must-Haves!

But before you bring home the next new wonder spray, consider these three money-saving cleaning must-haves: they're widely available, kid and pet friendly, and cheap, cheap, cheap! The Big Three: White Vinegar This product literally has 1001 uses if not more (there's an entire website dedicated to its awesomeness). Here are the top five ways to use this cost-saving cleaner in your home. 1. The Red Chair Blog: A Great DIY Laundry System for Small Spaces. [Blogger's note: This post was originally published in January of 2010 and was edited in June of 2015.

The Red Chair Blog: A Great DIY Laundry System for Small Spaces

Among other updates, new photos have been added, more details have been added to the DIY instructions, and product names have been changed due to manufacturer name changes. This post contains affiliate links.] The Red Chair Blog: DIY Storage For "Transient" Items. Clients often ask me how to organize items that are "just passing through" their homes.

The Red Chair Blog: DIY Storage For "Transient" Items

You may have seen "transients" like these in your home: the library books that need to be returned, the sweater that you need to mail to Great Aunt Myrtle for her birthday, the DVD that you borrowed from a friend and need to return, or that pair of Goodwill-bound go-go boots. Here's a simple, cost-effective storage solution. It won't win any awards for good looks--just keep it tucked in a closet or storage area--but it gets the job done. Organized Home. All-Natural Cleaning Solutions.

Susan Branch Blog. “My kitchen is a mystical place, a kind of temple for me.

Susan Branch Blog

It is a place where the surfaces seem to have significance, where the sounds and odors carry meaning that transfers from the past and bridges to the future.” ♥ Pearl Bailey That’s how I feel too; it makes me want to take care of my kitchen things, wash them, fix them, love them; give them some TLC. This is the “before” picture of my most-used and very dried-out cutting board. Keeping wooden bowls, cutting boards, wooden spoons, any unfinished wooden thing (including my wooden kitchen tabletop) beautiful, is part of the care and feeding of a warm and glowy kitchen.