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7 DIY Quick Tips Around The House That Will Save You Money

Quick and easy do-it-yourself tips that will save you money:

1. Clogged Drains: Use Alka-Seltzer and Vinegar to for clogged sinks (forget the harsh chemicals!!) Just drop two crumbled Alka-Seltzer tablets into the drain. Then add a cup of white vinegar. Let the solution fizz for twenty minutes, then flush with warm water.

2. Mirrors: Try this simple homemade window cleaner. In a spray bottle, combine 1 cup rubbing alcohol, 1 cup water and 1 Tbs. white vinegar. shake and spray.

3. Got Ants? Sprinkle cinnamon across the point of entry where the ants are coming in from. Ants avoid cinnamon and will not cross a line of the spice.

4. Homemade Spot Remover: Make a paste of baking soda with warm water and rub over the spot.

5. Black Heel Marks on Vinyl Floor: Squirt some non-gel toothpaste onto the smudge mark and rub in a circular motion with a soft cloth. Rinse with water.

6. Shine Up Brass and Copper With Ketchup. Just coat the surface of brass and copper items with a thin layer of ketchup. Let sit for 20 minutes. The acids in the ketchup react with the tarnish to remove it. NOTE: Rinse and dry right away.

7. Bathtub Rings? Instead of expensive chemical cleaners, try a paste of cream of tartar and hydrogen peroxide to get rid of bathtub stains. Put 4 Tbs. of cream of tartar into a small bowl and add hydrogen peroxide a 1/4 tsp. at a time until a thick paste forms.Apply with an old toothbrush and let dry. Rinse and the ring around the tub should be gone.


Amy Walker said…
uuu...very excited about the cinnamon!!! We use borax but soon our baby will be crawling so that will be a very safe replacement! Thank you so much!!!

Found you at Frugal Hackers! Will be following!

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Crystal said…
Great tips!
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