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USE IT TO CLEAN TILE GROUT

Get a small container and mix 4 tbsp of cream of tartar and 4 cups of vinegar together. After doing this get an old toothbrush (dip it inside the mixture) and use it to scrub the tile grouts. Be careful and make sure not to use this mixture on tiles that are easily damaged. After you scrub the tile grouts, get a damp cloth and wipe away the mixture residue.

 

CAN BE USED TO CLEAR/CLEAN YOUR DRAINS

Mix together 4 tbsp of cream of tartar with 2 1/2 cups of vinegar. After mixing the two pour the mixture into the drain then use warm water to flush it down.

 

USE IT TO REMOVED STAINS

Get a dish and mix 1 cup of vinegar, 5 tbsp of baking soda, and 4 tbsps of cream of tartar together. After mixing dip an old toothbrush into the mixture and gently scrub the stained areas on your clothes. After doing this throw the clothes into the washer. Doing this will definitely get rid of the stains.

 

USE IT TO CLEAN STAINLESS STEEL

Mix 1 cup of vinegar, 3 cups of water, and 6 tbsps of cream of tartar in a dish/bowl. Dip a cleaning sponge into the mixture and use it to clean your stainless steel appliances.

 

USE DISH SOAP

Squeeze around 5-7 drops of dish soap (dawn)into the toilet. Then let it sit there for 15-20 mins. Then add some warm water into the bowl and let it sit there. Give it some time and your toilet will begin to unclog.

 

USE VINEGAR

Do the same thing I did with the dish soap except for this time just use 3 cups of vinegar.

 

TOILET BRUSH

This method isn’t really all that effective but you can still try. Just use the toilet brush to clean inside the drain and hopefully it helps to clear it.

 

USE DRANO

Just pour around 1 cup of Drano max build-up remover into the bowl and let it sit there until your toilet is unclogged.

 

SPRAY WITH VINEGAR

Just spray the areas where you normally see ants gather. If you have a garden that’s prone to ants and other insects just spray the leaves and the roots of the plants and that should keep them away for a while.

 

DIY ANT REPELLANT

 

What you need:

  • 2 TBSP of Borax
  • 1/2  cup of warm water
  • 1/4 cup of sugar

Mix the ingredients together and place the mixture into a small lid container. Then place the container where you normally see ants. All the ants will come running towards this mixture but will get destroyed doing so.

 

USE A DRAWER ORGANIZER

Using a dresser organizer is a great way to sectionalize your clothes in your drawers. It also makes your drawers look way more organized. You can get your drawer organizer right here. Be sure to measure the height and width of your drawers before you buy.

 

Diy Version

To make your own DIY version all you need to do is, get 3 – 4 pieces of cardboard and set them vertically inside your drawers to make sure they fit (also make sure they hit the back and front of the drawers). This will also give you a good idea of how they should look. Now get another 2-3 pieces of short cardboard and put them vertically in between the other cardboard boxes that were in the drawers (make sure that the new cardboard pieces are glued in the middle of the other cardboard boxes).

 

After doing this you will now have your very own drawer organizer.

 

FOLD CLOTHES PROPERLY

All you need to do is make sure that you fold your clothes enough so that they don’t take up too much space. A folding trick I know is that you can fold then roll them up. This will make you have even more space.

 

GROUP ITEMS BY CATEGORY

This really simple just put tops together, underwear together, etc. If you want to get even more creative you can sort by colors instead. But be sure that you have enough space for that.

 

HANG SOME CLOTHES IN THE CLOSET

This is what I do for all the clothes that I go out in. Just simply hang them in your closet. This will make your drawers look organized and have more space.

What’s the deal with all that clutter? Clutter is always a cause of something we’re doing or something we’re not doing. Clutter means to fill or heap in a disorderly manner. Is that the description of your home?

 

The reason why your home is cluttered could be any of the following scenarios, don’t have the time, kids, hoarding, lazy, don’t mind it at all. Did I get any of those right?

 

 

WHY YOUR HOME IS CLUTTERED

A busy lifestyle can cause a messy home, but it all depends on how organized you are. Yep, it all comes down to how your home is organized. Whether you’re dealing with a ton of kids or how busy you are, there’s always something you can do about having a cluttered home.

 

 

THIS CAN DRIVE YOU CRAZY AND INTO THE ER

Did you know that a cluttered home can cause respiratory issues to developed? If you or anyone around you suffer from a breathing problem this can have you spending more cash and time at the doctor.

 

 

WHEN YOU NEED TO DECLUTTER

Know these signs. If you’re having a hard time finding items, little or no space to move around, can’t invite friends or family over, Musky air, roaches, and rodents, bed bugs. These signs mean it time to declutter your home ASAP.

 

 

LETS DECLUTTER YOUR HOME

CONTAINERS…You’ll be needing all the boxes and storage containers you can get your hands on. Spend a few days gathering these. Remember, decluttering may take more than a day, so boost yourself.

 

 

READY TO BEGIN- PASSAGES AND FLOORS

Start by clearing the floor and passageways. You’ll be needing space to move around. Tripping may come into play if you don’t do this. We are trying our best not to call 911.

 

1.THE BEDROOM IS THE FIRST TO GO DOWN

Remove all that you have in the closet. Pick out the items you’ll are using and separate them from the ones you’re not. “Using” is the word we are focusing on. Toss all the items you’re not using into a container. You may want to label these containers to be on the safe side.

 

2.TRASH THESE ITEMS…

Old handbags, empty perfume bottles, old shoes, unused clothes, old combs and brushes, books etc. Place these into a labeled container. Check on your bed linens. Only hang on to things you use at least once per month otherwise out the door it goes flying.

 

3.THINGS NOT NEEDED RIGHT AWAY

These are items you’ll be needing but not using every day. Place these in carefully labeled containers and place them in a clean clear space. You can return to these whenever they are needed.

 

Do this for all the rooms in your home with the name of the room and the content on the container. This makes it easy for you to located items when you need them. As you can see there are items you’ll be needing but not right away these don’t have to be in your everyday space.

 

4.LIVING ROOM

Did you clear the floor in this area? if not start picking items off the floor. Check for decoration clutter, toss the ones that are outdated it may just be time to upgrade to the more modern types. Keep the ones that are sentimental, meaning there’s a story behind it and it fits in.

 

*Remove everything out of the living room

*Tweak dysfunctional items

*Purge the entire area if you must

*Replace only needed items

 

If your living room is used for multiple purposes then zoning would be just what you need. Create small spaces in your living room that only hold items for their purpose.

 

The living room should be the easiest room in the home to declutter, All it takes is a purge and redecorating and placing and keeping things in their places when they are through using.

 

5.KITCHEN

I know the kitchen is where the fun of decluttering runs out. After all, almost everything in the kitchen is usable. Even though this is quite true there are items there that are corroding the area and you can do without.

 

For utensils such as your pots pans and storage containers, these are to be inspected carefully. Toss the ones that are old and again not being used. Too many of these can clutter your kitchen.

 

Minimalize the entire area by removing excess plates and cups. Place and keep everything in their designated space. One important tip to remember is to place items back in their place when you’re through using them. The smaller amount you have visible the less clutter your kitchen will be.

 

The good thing about decluttering is redecorating. This is the time you realized that most of the clutter that was taking up so much space was junk or simply not needed by you. You can choose to have a yard sale or just donate these items to someone who will use them every day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USE IT TO MAKE YOUR SINK LOOK SHINY AND CLEAN

You need to make sure the sink is wet. After you make the sink wet you should sprinkle 1-2 cups of BFK(bar keeper’s friend) in it, then use a wet cloth to wipe the sink. After doing that you should rinse the sink with water. Your sink will look very clean and shiny after doing this.

 

 

 

GREAT FOR CLEANING STOVETOP

For this, it’s best to use a Barkeeper’s Multipurpose cooktop cleaner. What you need to do is get a damp sponge and squeeze a few drops of BFK multipurpose cooktop cleaner on it. Now use the sponge to clean the stove. After doing this your stove will be looking cleaner than before.

 

 

 

CLEANS STAINLESS STEEL PANS VERY WELL

The best way to clean any stainless steel pans is to use a BFK powder cleanser.  What you need to do is to sprinkle 1 cup of BFK inside the pot, then use a damp sponge to scrub both inside and outside the pot. After doing that you need to soak inside the pot with warm water for about 10 minutes. After 10 minutes rinse the pot with water.

 

 

 

USE IT TO CLEAN SHOWER DOORS

Apply a small amount of BFK to a wet sponge and use it to wipe the shower door. After that, you should wait about 7 mins, then rinse the shower door with water. Then use a dry cloth to wipe the glass.

 

 

 

USE IT TO CLEAN THE TOILET

This is very simple. All you need to do is pour 1 cup of  BFK into the toilet then let it sit there for 10 minutes. After 10 mins use a toilet brush to clean inside the toilet, then flush. This will make inside your toilet look way cleaner than before.

These dollar store tips that I’m about to talk about will come in very handy. I know a lot of people don’t like when people over-explain stuff so I am about to explain these dollar store hacks in a very simple and understanding way. So here are some genius dollar store hacks you need to know.

 

1.USE JARS TO HOLD KITCHEN UTENSILS

Have too many utensils and don’t know where to put them? Well, all you need to do is put some of them in an empty jar.

 

2.USE JARS TO START A GARDEN

Want to start a small garden but don’t have any space. Well, you can grow your flowers in a jar container. Just fill half of the jar with moist dirt and then add whatever plant you want to add to it.

 

3.ORGANIZE KITCHEN DRAWERS WITH A DRAWER ORGANIZER

This is very simple just place a drawer organizer in the kitchen drawers. This will make things look way more organized.

 

4.USE TOWEL RACK TO HANG POTS

This hack is very simple. What you need to do is install a towel rack on the side of the kitchen counter then hang them on it using a hook.

 

5.ORGANIZE YOUR PANTRY WITH CONTAINERS

You can use small baskets or containers to do this. You can also buy different color buckets to spice up the look in your pantry.

 

 

Trying to organize a closet can be difficult at times. Mostly because you might not know where to start. And also there are a lot of useful tricks you might not know as well. That’s why I’ve put together this quick and easy closet organization guide. I know that these closet organizing tips and tricks will help you out a lot.

 

 

1. Get a cheap drawer cart

Get a cheap drawer cart for items such as socks and other small items, you hardly use but you know you need. For example, fold and put the sucks in the top drawer and the rest in the other drawers.

 

 

2. Overdoor shoe rack

An overdoor shoe rack is very cheap and using it will make you have way more space in your closet. You can put a lot of shoes on it without using up a lot of space. You can find it here, but feel free to look for better deals.

 

 

3. Fold clothing the right way

You will realize that when you stuff clothing in the drawers without folding them properly, they will take up more space than usual. Be sure to fold your clothes neatly when you are about to put them in the drawers.

 

 

4. Use a coat and hat rack for more space in the closet

If you are a person who has a lot of coats and hats, this will come in handy especially if you are trying to organize your closet. You can get one here.

 

 

5. Hang your clothes and other stuff in groups

Doing this helps is probably one of the best ways to organize your closet. All you have to is put stuff that are alike together. You can make it simple by hanging all jackets together or you can do it based on color for example if you have a lot of different color belts you can try to put all the matching colors together.

 

 

6. Make more drawer space by doing this

To make inside your drawers more organized. You are going to need some cardboard to do so. You can learn how to make this DIY drawer organizer here.

 

 

7.Use double racks for less space

For this you are going to need a small double or single holed object to go over the hanger rack’s head like a can pull tab. If you are using a single holed object try to make sure both hanger rack heads can fit through it. It’s best to place the holed object over the first rack’s head, then place the second hanger rack head through the holed object. Now you can hang double the clothes for less space.

You might not have heard of fabuloso but it’s a great disinfectant. It’s really good when you want to make an area in your house smell better. It also has some weird but useful hacks and tricks. These hacks and tricks are right here.

 

1.USE IT TO DEODORIZE THE SINK DISPOSAL

 

To do this all you need to do is pour 1-2 cups of fabuloso in the sink disposal. After doing this your sink will have a nice smell.

 

2.GREAT FOR CLEANING/MAKING SHOWER SMELL BETTER

 

Fabuloso is a deodorizer so it’s great for making areas smell better. One of these areas is the bathroom shower. It’s easy for the bathroom shower to get dirty so to clean it just try these hacks. But to make it smell better is a whole other story. To make your bathroom smell good all you need to do is the following. Get a small damp washcloth and sprinkle fabuloso all over it. Now use the cloth to wipe all over the shower. Wipe areas such as the bathtub/shower floor, shower walls, and the showerhead.

 

3.GREAT FOR DEODORIZING THE TOILET

 

Keeping a clean toilet is way harder than you might think. Most times it gets dirty by itself. If you are having trouble with cleaning your toilet you can check out this article. Now if you want to make your toilet smell good, all you need to do is the following. Pour 2-3 cups of fabuloso in the toilet tank. Now you will realize that every time you flush you will smell the fabuloso scent.

 

4.USE IT TO SOAK THE TOILET BRUSH

 

To do this all you need to do is throw 1/4 – 1/2 cup of fabuloso deodorizer into the stand where you place the toilet brush. Every time you use to place the brush inside the stand you are basically making it smell better than before.

 

5.USE IT TO MAKE YOUR KITCHEN SMELL BETTER

 

To make your kitchen smell great with fabuloso, all you need to do is the following. Get a damp cloth and sprinkle a lot of fabuloso all over it. Know use that cloth to wipe areas such as the kitchen cabinets, sink, refrigerator door, stove, and countertops. After cleaning those areas you will realize that your kitchen will start to smell wonderful.

 

6.USE IT TO DEODORIZE YOUR ENTIRE BATHROOM

 

To make your bathroom smell better with fabuloso. All you need to do is sprinkle fabuloso on a damp cloth and wipe areas like the face basin, shower, faucet, toilet, and also the bathroom floor(Sprinkle fabuloso on one part of the bathroom floor and use a clean damp mop to wipe). After doing all these tricks your bathroom will smell great.

HOW TO CLEAN THE LETTUCE

When storing lettuce you can’t forget to clean it first. You don’t want your stored food to be unclean. Cleaning lettuce is rather easy. Just do the following.

 

First, you need to put the lettuce head in medium temp water (not too warm and not too cold). Then leave it there for 1 minute. Now all you have to do is to wash the lettuce in cold water.

 

Now place the lettuce in a lettuce spinner and let it dry for 2 mins. If you don’t have a lettuce spinner use a clean, dry kitchen cloth to dry the lettuce. If you don’t have a cloth use a paper towel instead.

 

 

STORING PROCESS

When you are planning to store lettuce you need to be careful. Moisture can be a huge problem when it comes on to lettuce storing. Sometimes you might think that lettuce needs a little moisture but when you are going to store it you don’t need moisture. If you want to perverse your lettuce the right way just follow these tips.

 

First, you need to wrap the lettuce in a paper towel, this will remove the excess moisture. Then place the lettuce head in a plastic bag. Now Place the bag of lettuce in the refrigerator. To be safe I would probably double or triple up the bags so that the lettuce doesn’t get moist.

 

If you have shredded lettuce just rinse it off, dry it with a lettuce spinner or dry cloth. Then wrap the shredded lettuce in a paper towel. Then after doing that put shredded lettuce in a jar and refrigerate it.