Use old fabric softener sheets as an air freshener. Just add with water and put in a spray bottle and spray.
For berry stains on your hands, try toothpaste.
Car Wash Cleaner
Add 1/2 cup of gentle dishwashing liquid with 1/2 cup of baking soda. Add to one gallon of water.
To use mix 1 cup of this solution in a pail of warm water.
Copper and Brass
Use a tablespoon of vinegar with a couple of teaspoons of salt. Let sit a few minutes and then scrub off. It should be
Another trick is to use ketchup. Just rub it on the metal and the vinegar will work
to clean it.
Fill the vase with a mixture of one part water and one part vinegar.
Vinegar can pit certain types of metal, so never use it for that.
Add a drop or two of lemon oil to 1/2 cup of olive oil for a good funiture polish that will help protect your wood furniture.
In a pinch use a spray on cooking product. This won't have the nice smell of lemon, but is a good polish that will pick-up
Use a small paint brush to get into small cracks and hard to reach areas.
way to make your own furniture polish is to add 1/4 cup of olive oil with two tablespoons of white vinegar.
Clean with white vinegar and rinse well. This doesn't leave a residure like soap
To remove the mildew smell from books or other paper items, just dust with cornstartch and leave on for several says.
It helps also to put old books in a sealed container and stuff with newspapers. The newspaper will absorb ordors.
I've also tried covering books with baking soda and sealing them tight and leaving for a couple of months.
Mold and Mildew
Clean the area with vinegar. It will deoderize as well as stop the growth.
Never use vinegar on stone or marble.
Pet Odors in Carpeting
Shake baking soda lightly across carpeting. Let sit just a little while and vacuum.
Use in the cat box to remove odors.
Add 1 cup of vinegar to one gallon of hot water. Apply to wallpaper and wait about 30 minutes and it should
peel right off.
First score the wallpaper with a wire bristle brush. Spray on liquid fabric softener to remove. Use a spray bottle
and just spritz it on the walls. Let the solution soak into the walls for at least 20 minutes.
Then use a wall paper scraper or putty knife and just remove the wallpaper. For difficult areas or where there is double
waterpaper, reapply and repeat.
Use toothpaste to clean silver.
Put small caps of vinegar in discreet places in the house to absorb the ordors.
Baking soda in ashtrays also helps.
Remove Rust from Tools
Just let them sit in some white vinegar for a few
Window Cleaner - Recipe #1
In a spray bottle (save the one from your last bottle of store bought or buy at a dollar store) mix 1 part vinegar with
3 parts of water.
Instead of paper towels use old newspaper to wipe the windows. They will be sparkling clean.
Window Cleaner - Recipe #2
Mix a cup of rubbing alcohol with a cup of water and a tablespoon of white vinegar.
Pour into a spray bottle.