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Place a dishwasher-safe cup filled with plain white vinegar on the top rack of the dishwasher. Using the hottest water available, run the dishwasher through a cycle. The vinegar will help to wash away the loose, greasy grime, sanitizes, and helps remove the musty odor.  Next, sprinkle a cupful of baking soda around the bottom of the tub and run it through a short cycle. The baking soda will help freshen and removing stains.

How to Clean a Dishwasher in 3 Steps • One Good Thing by Jillee

If your dishwasher isn't clean, it can't clean your dishes properly! Learn the simple 3-step process to clean your dishwasher and keep it working well.

Soak orange peels in vinegar for two weeks in a sealed mason jar then pour the vinegar into a spray bottle. Use as a non-toxic and yummy smelling "green" cleaner.

Orange Vinegar (a "green" cleaner) – The Fountain Avenue Kitchen

This eco-friendly cleaner is easy to make and rivals pricey boutique alternatives.

How to Clean Pillows

How to Clean Your Pillows! - Clean My Space

Pillow talk. It's usually sexy and almost never about how clean or dirty your pillows actually are. We get asked all the time here at the CMS HQ about how to clean pillows properly. Well, I've investigated the situation, and have discovered the best way to clean a pillow—an often overlooked cleaning task!

cleaning a front loader - good to know

Simple Guide to an Eco-Conscious Lifestyle

Place a layer of wax paper on top of upper kitchen cabinets where dust and grease particles gather. Every few months, switch out the paper for a fresh sheet. What a smart and simple idea!

10 Uses For

This kitchen-drawer essential is a cook's secret weapon for keeping food from sticking, but check out these other slick ways it can be put to use

Here's the best way to clean cast iron: Scrub it with coarse salt and a soft sponge. The salt, a natural abrasive, absorbs oil and lifts away bits of food while preserving the pan's seasoning. Rinse away salt and wipe dry.

Remove permanent marker from wood floors..or wood dining tables  -worked like a charm!    I also use it to take permanent marker off of walls, dry erase boards or anything that has been permanent marker tattooed!

These lemon dust cloths take just minutes to prepare and can be stored in an airtight jar until you're ready to use them. Sometimes dusting with a dry cloth does more harm then good as it moves the dirt around instead of catching it. These cloths are damp and infused with vinegar to help catch and kill the bugs at the same time. The addition of olive oil and lemon rind bring a soft polish to your furniture.

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Keep one in the shower filled with a mixture of half vinegar and half Dawn dishsoap. Use it to wipe down the shower while you are in there and your shower will always be clean.

Keep one in the shower filled with a mixture of half vinegar and half Dawn dishsoap. Use it to wipe down the shower while you are in there and your shower will always be clean.

Keep one in the shower filled with a mixture of half vinegar and half Dawn dishsoap. Use it to wipe down the shower while you are in there and your shower will always be clean.

Keep one in the shower filled with a mixture of half vinegar and half Dawn dishsoap. Use it to wipe down the shower while you are in there and your shower will always be clean.

Better than bleach..

14 Surface Disinfectants

14 Bleach-Free Surface Disinfectants

A mix of chlorine bleach and water is an effective household disinfectant (and it's cheap too!), but the bleach is pretty harsh on fabrics, skin and the environment (and a bit stinky too). The good news is that you can still make homemade bacteria busters using fresh or dried herbs,…

ONLY use this and it leaves floor spotless. (Heavy duty floor cleaner recipe: cup white vinegar 1 tablespoon liquid dish soap cup baking soda 2 gallons tap water, very warm.) It leaves everything smelling amazing.

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ONLY use this and it leaves floor spotless. (Heavy duty floor cleaner recipe: cup white vinegar 1 tablespoon liquid dish soap cup baking soda 2 gallons tap water, very warm.) It leaves everything smelling amazing.

Cleaning out window tracks--vinegar does it again!

Sprinkle a little on the shirt’s underarms and collar, then iron to prevent sweat stains on white shirts. The powder forms a barrier that keeps oil and grime from seeping into the threads.

Clothing-Care New Uses

Surprising tricks for tackling loose hems, stubborn stains, and more.