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Save $ on laundry

Did you know fabric softener and dryer sheets do the same thing?? You can save money by not using one. Also, don't use any on towels...it makes them more flammable.

- Submitted by ALICIAKAY 3/29/2010 in Around The House | 4 Comments

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Clogged drains

Taking 1/2 cup baking soda and putting that down the drain and then adding 1 cup vinegar to the drain can help with clogged drains

- Submitted by AMR6665 3/29/2010 in Around The House | 2 Comments

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Save some money

I've been using dish towels to wipe up spills and dry may hands in the kitchen instead of paper towels. When soiled, just toss wash with weekly wash. Saves money and the environment.

- Submitted by SHIMMYHIP 3/29/2010 in Around The House | 2 Comments

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steam cleaner

I invested in a shark steam cleaner and it sanitzies everything. It's effective and leaves everything smelling nice. Trust me, if it broke, I'd be buying another one.
It gets into areas where your hand cannot.
It has a squeege for windows, works great. emoticon

- Submitted by WALL-E2 3/29/2010 in Around The House | 2 Comments

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Fridge

Before I go grocery shopping, I clean the fridge and then I create a left over shelf. I try to group everything together. lunch ideas, dairy, beverages. For the most part my idea works except when I have made more then I planned and have to use the space.

- Submitted by WALL-E2 3/29/2010 in Around The House | 1 Comment

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Baking Soda & Dish Soap

The best degreaser/scrubber is baking soda and Dawn dishwashing liquid and a hot wet wash cloth . It will make your sink/stove/oven shine, it has no smell and costs just about nothing! This combo is also great to clean walls and is MUCH cheaper than Mr. Clean eraser!

- Submitted by BLOND1E 3/29/2010 in Around The House | 2 Comments

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Window Cleaning part 2

Cleaning windows with vinegar added is a great idea- but did you know using newspaper not only prevents waste (paper towel waste or water waste from having to wash cloth towels- the newspaper remains recyclable!) but the windows are streak-free!

- Submitted by SPARTANJAI 3/29/2010 in Around The House | 3 Comments

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Folding Clothes

I fold my clothes while I'm sitting on a stability ball. It's good for the core muscles. emoticon

- Submitted by GIVWIG 3/29/2010 in Around The House | 2 Comments

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clean Glass

Did you know that mixing white distilled vinegar in a bucket of water will clean all your windows and anything else that is glass and won't leave those ugly streaks? Plus it's a natural product two.

- Submitted by UGOGIRL51 3/29/2010 in Around The House | 1 Comment

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Spring Cleaning

Pick a day when all in the family will be home--divide up the chores, crank the radio, make it fun! Spring cleaning gets done & everyone helps out!!

- Submitted by JULIEWATSON1 3/29/2010 in Around The House | 1 Comment
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