Having trouble cleaning grout in your home? Use this recipe: 7 cups water, 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/3 cup ammonia (or lemon juice) and 1/4 cup vinegar. The trick is letting it set as long as you can, and then brushing off!
Every couple of months sprinkle a mixture of baking soda and a tablespoon of your favorite fabric softener over your mattress, let it sit for an hour, and then vacuum it up. Gets rid of dust mites and freshens up the mattress. Keep that same mixture in a small mason jar with holes poked in the top in your linen or clothes closet to keep it smelling fresh! Many Baking Soda Tips!!!
How to get your dirty whites clean again... HOT HOT HOT water, 1 cap of laundry detergent, 1 cup powdered dish washer detergent, 1 cup bleach, 1/2 cup borax. Tell you what, you have to rewash it once to put softener in but its the whitest youll ever see your whites. If you omit the bleach it works great to get stains out of colors too (baby spit up is no longer a stain on OLD clothes)
Swarms of Mosquitoes on my patio led me to an old home remedy - Did you know that chopped up garlic makes mosquitoes disappear? I buy minced, dried garlic at local Fiesta grocery stores and sprinkle it around on my patio. I have to stand back as I am using it - mosquitoes will literally swarm out of your plants and bushes to get away from the smell. Works like a charm!! - Click image to find more Gardening Pinterest pins
Best Way to clean your tub. Period. Make a paste of Borax for that grimy tub and tile or try swimming pool tile cleaner. For soap scum and water spots on glass doors, use equal parts of hot vinegar and Dawn dish soap in spray bottle. Just spray it on, scrub, rinse and be amazed. Allow it to sit overnight for stubborn stains and scrub with a dryer sheet or magic eraser.
Can't remove hard water stains on your glass shower walls and doors? I have tried everything, with little success. We have well water -- hard water stains are going to happen. I came across a cleaning recipe here on Pinterest for cleaning bathtubs. I changed it up some. While cleaning my shower much to my surprise ALL of the hard water stains were GONE and the glass was gleaming like the day it was installed.