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Remove Permanent Marker Easily

Marker pen - Stock photography

Use rubbing alcohol on a paper towel to remove permanent marker from appliances and countertops. It also works great to remove old marks on dry erase boards (whiteboards) at the office.

Freshen The Fridge!

Orange Juice - Tangelo

To eliminate stale refrigerator odors, cut an orange in half and scoop out the flesh (and eat it!). Fill the shell with baking soda and place it in a small bowl in the back of your fridge. The baking soda will absorb odors while the orange shell infuses the entire fridge with a clean, citrus scent.

Remove Candle Wax Easily

Wax Paper - Candle

To remove candle wax from candlesticks, tablecloths or clothing, simply pop the item into the freezer for about 30 minutes. The wax will flake off easily.

Make Zippers Last Longer

Pizza - Baking

Before you wash clothes, it’s always best to zip them up. Zippers tend to work better and last longer when you launder the article of clothing while zipped.

Homemade Carpet Deodorizer

No need to buy expensive carpet deodorizers containing artificial fragrances and ingredients. Simply mix 1 cup of baking soda with 1 cup of cornstarch, then add 15 drops of essential oil of your choice. Sprinkle on the carpet, leave for 10-20 minutes, then vacuum. Store leftover mixture in a glass jar or airtight container.

Remove Pet Hair Easily

Glove - Cleaning

Trying to vacuum up pet hair can be a burden. To easily remove pet hair from upholstery, slip on a latex rubber glove and lightly dampen it with water, then wipe it over the fabric in circular motions. Works better than a lint roller!

Got Grass Stains?

When grass stains get on clothes, coat the stains with molasses, rub in well, and let soak several minutes before washing. Stains gone!

Preserving Floors Under Clay Pots

Deck - Wood

Plants with clay pots should not stand on floors easily damaged by water. Clay absorbs moisture and can ruin the area it touches. Be sure to use a pan or tray underneath.

Keep Your Television Screens Dust-Free Longer

Farmers' Almanac - Fabric Softener

Use a clean dryer sheet to dust your TV screen. The fabric softener in the sheet reduces static, and static causes dust to accumulate. Simply wipe the screen gently with the dryer sheet to not only clear away existing dust but to repel it.

Re-purposing Shower Water

Bucket - Rain

Put a bucket in the shower while you’re waiting for the water to warm up, and use that water for watering plants, flushing the toilet or cleaning.

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