• Tips

    How To Create an Amazing Aroma in Your Home

      Make your kitchen and whole house smell amazing with this simple method. Supplies: Orange Peel 2 Cinnamon Sticks A couple Whole All Spice Apple peels (good for pie scraps!) Method: Place all ingredients in a small sauce pan with water. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer until your house smells like heaven. Don’t forget to add more water as needed! You could also use this method in a crockpot. Just use more of the supplies. Don’t stop here, you can also add lemon peels, greens from your tree, vanilla, or even slices of ginger. Whatever you enjoy. I have also read that you can deodorize…

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    How to Soak Fruits & Vegetables

    If you think buying organic is too expensive for your budget this method will clean fruits and vegetables. Soaking your produce helps to freshen the food, clean out the dirt, pesticide residues, and any bugs. Ingredients: 1/4 Cup Vinegar 2 Tablespoons salt Water Method: Fill your sink 1/4 full with cold water. Add vinegar and salt. Swish water with your hand until your salt has dissolved. Add vegetables and fruit. Dunk the pieces and rotate them. Soak for 30 minutes to an hour. Remove each piece and give a gentle scrub with a brush or towel and rinse with fresh water. You will be amazed at the dirt and particles…

  • Tips

    How to Trap Fruit Flies

      On these hot humid days fruit flies can pop up quickly. They can be quite a nuisance. There is a pretty easy and quick way to trap them. Small bowl Balsamic vinegar Cling wrap Small knife Place a bit of vinegar in the bowl. Tightly cover with cling wrap. It should be very smooth. With the knife, poke tiny holes in the cling wrap. Set it out on the counter. This will allow the flies to find their way into the bowl but they will not find their way out. This also helps if you clean up the fruit or whatever you have on the counter. Within a day…

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    4 Ways to Boost Your Laundry

    Laundry is one of my least favorite things to do around the house but I do appreciate warm clean clothes and cozy clean sheets. Today I wanted to share a couple little tips that I have to boost laundry. Borax – I started adding 2/3 cup of borax to my towels, t-shirts, and underthings. It is really making a difference! Old stains are disappearing or becoming less noticeable and whites are getting whiter. I haven’t tried this with any clothes I consider important like work garments or jeans, but for anything I wash with hot water, this is a great boost. A box is rather inexpensive, around $3 or $4…

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    10 Places Bacteria Hides In Your Home

    It’s just about time for spring cleaning. Today I wanted to share 10 spots that bacteria hides in your home to help tackle it. Toilet Bowl – This sounds like a given but the toilet contains 3.2 million bacteria per square inch. Which is why washing hands and regular cleaning are essential. Kitchen Drain – The second germiest place in the home is the kitchen drain. Think of all the food that catches in the drain with a wet environment for bacteria to thrive. Kitchen Sponge – Another wet home for bacteria to grow. A sponge or cloth contains 134,630 bacteria per square inch so rotate often. Faucet Handle –…

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