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Pet Hair Removal

Glove - Cleaning

To remove cat and dog hair from clothes and furniture, rub them with damp rubber gloves.

Save Energy And Money!

T-Shirt - Clothes dryer

On good days, use your outside clotheslines for drying instead of the dryer. Air-drying your clothes can reduce the average household’s carbon footprint by 2,400 pounds a year.  And even if you only line dry half the time, you can save over $60 in a year!

Kill weeds naturally

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To keep weeds from growing through cracks in your patio, deck, or driveway, pour salt in the cracks. Salt dehydrates the weeds. It’s an inexpensive and Earth-friendly way to kill them on a small scale without harsh chemicals!

No Mess Measuring

Stock photography - Image

When measuring sticky ingredients, such as peanut butter, honey, molasses, and syrup, lightly coat the inside of the measuring cup with cooking spray or cooking oil. The oil will allow the ingredients to slide out easily. Makes clean-up a snap!

Save Time In The Kitchen

Cooking - Farmers' Almanac

While preparing a meal, keep a large bowl on the kitchen counter. Put all your scraps, peelings and other discards into it, thereby reducing trips to the garbage can or compost bin. Just empty it once when full.

Fight Pet Odors Naturally

Labrador Retriever - Dog Bed

Deodorize your pet’s bedding, between washings, by sprinkling it generously with baking soda, let it sit for 15 minutes, then vacuum it up. Pet odors are gone, without harsh chemicals!

Combat Red Wine Stains

Leather - Skin

To get stubborn red wine stains out of table cloths, combine equal parts liquid dish soap and hydrogen peroxide in a bowl. Sponge or pour the mixture over the stain and let stand for a minute to pre-soak. Gently blot until the stain can no longer be seen. Then launder as usual.

Cover Up Nail Holes

Tretinoin - Retinoid

Fill in ugly, small holes from nails with a little white toothpaste. Let it dry and paint right over it.

Vacuum Hard-To Reach Spots

Recycling - Single-stream recycling

To vacuum hard-to-reach areas, like under beds and dressers, insert an empty paper towel roll into the end of your vacuum hose, and bend or flatten it to squeeze into these tough spots.

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