Hacks & DIY

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How to Get Blood Stains Out of Clothes and Fabric

Blood stains in fabric, furniture, and clothes can be a real bummer. Wherever the fresh or dried stubborn stain is, learn how to remove it thoroughly. Here are some simple cleaning hacks.

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How to Get Food Smells Out of Clothes and Fabric

Tired of your house smelling like the meal you just cooked? If you're like me, you like your home and your clothes to smell fresh and clean. Here's how to get rid of bad odors.

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Vinegar: A Vegan, Eco-Friendly Essential for Cleaning Your Home

Vinegar is the home cleaning superhero—no joke. Let's talk about why on earth you would choose this pungent beauty to clean everything from carpets to glass to even your washing machine. The power of vinegar doesn't end inside the home, so let's explore all the goodness it has to offer!

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Refurbishing Old Cleaning Products

The thing about cleaning implements is that they get beaten, bashed, and broken down, especially if you aren't using them properly. This article will show you how to refurbish an old broom.

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5 Homemade Drain Cleaners for Clogged Drains

This article looks at effective drain cleaners that can be put together using common household substances. They are inexpensive and don't involve the toxic chemicals often found in commercial cleaners.

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How to Declutter Your Bookshelves Without the Guilt

Here are some helpful tips for decluttering your bookshelf, and why it's okay to let some books go.

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9 Easy Ways to Make Your House Look Tidier All the Time

Here are some simple and pain-free things you can do to make your house look clutter-free all the time, with only a little bit of effort on your part.

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10 Ways to Use Essential Oils for Green Cleaning

Replacing your household cleaners with essential oils can be a life-changing decision. Not only will you save loads of money on cleaning supplies, you will help reduce toxins in your home that are left behind by chemical-based cleaners. And your house will smell amazing!

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Delicious DIY Autumn-Scented Air Freshener

Do you enjoy the smells of autumn? Want a simple, easy, fresh, and fantastic autumn air freshener that you can make at home? If so, you've come to the right place! Read on, friends!

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How to Make Your Own Laundry Soap

This article teaches you how to easily and inexpensively make soap that works! Safe for all washers, including high-efficiency.

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Natural Home Deodorizing Tips for Every Room

When your house is stinky, you need some natural home deodorizing tips for every room. By using some simple, natural, healthy ingredients that you likely already have in your home, you can have a clean smelling home again quickly and easily.

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How to Make Your Own Washing Soda at Home

This article will walk you through how to make your own washing soda at home to help you clean all sorts of crazy messes in your house fast and easy. All it takes is an oven, a cookie sheet, and a box of baking soda.

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How to Wash Laundry Without Electricity

Maybe you have decided to go off-grid. Maybe your washer or dryer has broken down, and you can't fix or replace them. Maybe the power went out. Whatever your situation, sooner or later you are going to need clean laundry. Here is how to get your laundry clean without electricity.

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Remove Sticky Label Residue From Glass Jars With Coconut Oil

Clean sticky label glue from glass jars using coconut oil. The adhesive residue comes off in minutes using this method.

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14 Natural Cleaning Products in Your Kitchen

Make natural cleaning products to clean any part of your house from goods you have in your kitchen or pantry.

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How to Get Rid of Black Mold: A Step-by-Step Guide

Simple steps for cleaning and ridding your house of mold.

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25 House Cleaning Hacks for the Lazy Housekeeper

If you hate housekeeping, these 25 hacks to get it done quickly will help you get on doing what you'd rather be doing.

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How to Seal Ceramics to Prevent Leaks

Ceramics leak, and then they get consigned to the garage. Make them leakproof again in minutes.

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How to Repair and Restore a Bamboo Rocking Chair

Bamboo furniture is a great addition to a home. If weather damage begins to show, follow these easy steps to bring your bamboo furniture back to life and ready to be used once again.

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How to Repurpose Diaper Boxes for Home Storage

Turn an empty diaper box into a functional storage bin.

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Top 5 Homemade Cleaning Products

Save money and foster a healthy home by making your own DIY cleaning products for kitchen, bathroom, and carpet.

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Minimalist Housekeeping: Simple Rituals for Creating Your Haven

Simplify your cleaning routine, meal prep, wardrobe, and kitchen gadgets as you single-task to make housekeeping a more pleasant and satisfying experience.

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What to Do When Your Sink Smells Like Rotten Eggs

If there's a sudden horrible stink in the sink, here's a quick, easy, and inexpensive solution.

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How to Eliminate Cat Urine Smell

Learn how to eliminate cat urine odor on carpet, furniture, and hard surfaces, as well as how to refinish urine-stained hardwood floors.

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Housekeeping Tips for Reducing Stress

No one likes housekeeping tasks, but they're a necessary evil. Here are a few suggestions to make your housekeeping duties less stressful and tips for how to maintain a less stressful environment.

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Efficient House Cleaning 101: How to Improve Your Housekeeping Skills

Once I had a list for my daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning and a schedule, the routine took over. My house was organized, always presentable, and took very little time to maintain.

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How to Remove Sticky-Gooey-Icky Adhesive Labels

Whether you need to remove labels from a jar, a new appliance, or a window (any hard surface), these tips will help you get rid of not only the label but that horrible sticky glue as well.

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How to Clean Silver Coins

In just a few minutes, learn how to clean silver objects without damaging them by using a solution of washing soda, hot water and aluminum foil.

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13+ Unexpected Household Uses for Baby Wipes

Baby wipes aren't just for diaper changing. Use these cheap products for a variety of personal and household uses.

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Cleaning With Baking Soda and Vinegar

You can save money and the environment by using white vinegar and baking soda to clean just about anything. Vinegar has some surprising uses.

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Green, Eco-Friendly Ways to Clean Your House With Vinegar

Cleaning green is becoming more necessary. Here are easy ways to clean green. You can clean your tub, microwave, windows, and soap scum from faucets all without harming the earth.

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25 Natural Household Tips to Make Life Easy

Learn all-natural ways to patch a hole in the wall, keep your eyes from tearing as you peel an onion, and more.

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How to Clean Copper and Brass Without Chemicals

No more harsh chemicals to clean away the tarnish from brass and copper treasures! A few tasty items from the kitchen, and you are on your way to chemical-free tarnish removal!

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How to Clean Your House in Five Minutes

You don't have to spend hours cleaning your house! Here's how to recapture wasted time and clean your house in five minutes.

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Vinegar: A Safe and Efficient Green Cleaner

Make your home a healthier place for you and your family by cleaning with white distilled vinegar.

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DIY All-Natural Disinfectant Wipes

Disinfectant wipes sure are handy, but they're wasteful! Here's how to make your own reusable disinfectant wipes with all-natural ingredients!

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How to Remove Melted Plastic or Nylon From a Glass Surface

This article explores easy methods for removing melted plastic from surfaces without causing damage.

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Homemade Cleaning Products

Trying to save money, my health, and help the environment means simplifying and cleaning up my cleaning supplies.

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How to Clean Silver With Homemade Tarnish Remover

A demonstration of how to clean silver with baking soda and aluminum foil: the aluminum reduces the oxidation on the silver, allowing the silver metal to return to its shiny state. Silver tarnish is silver sulfide, and heavily tarnished items may create a sulfur odor when this method is employed.

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How to Make Your Own Eco-Enzyme Detergent

I hope we can all start using Eco-Enzyme to help our mother earth.

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10 of the Best Cleaning Secrets for Impossible Stains

Don't you just hate it when you stain something and don't know the best way to clean it? Here are the best DIY cleaning hacks!

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How to Turn an Orange Into Your Own Sweet-Smelling Moth Repellent

This is a tutorial on how to make your own moth repellent using an orange, cloves, and some spices that you probably already have on hand. Don't use smelly mothballs! Make your own!

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How to Remove Stubborn Ink Stains

Although ink stains aren't as easy to remove as protein-based stains, if you know which tricks to use, you can remove ink stains from almost any surface, including fabric, stone, wood, tile, and leather.

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Lipstick Stain Removal

Lipstick is essentially a dye in an oily base, which makes stain removal difficult without the proper techniques. Luckily, a few home remedies exist to help you kiss those lipstick stains goodbye!

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How to Get Skunky, Stinky Smells out of Leather Furniture

Sometimes leather furniture can have a nasty smell. Learn how to get rid of those horrible toxic fumes for good!

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Get It off Me! How to Remove Sap, Glue, and Sticky Goo

Pine resin smells wonderful at Christmas time, but I hate the black marks it leaves on my hands (and anything I touch) for days. This year, I discovered a miraculous solution: waterless hand sanitizer.

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How to Make DIY Pergo Laminate Floor Cleaner

When we decided to put Pergo-laminated flooring in our home, I was worried about having to buy some special proprietary blend of cleaning product for it. Luckily, this wasn't the case, and I'm able to make a cleaning solution with common household items for pennies per bottle. Here's how!