Run your toys through the dishwasher regularly to easily and effectively kill germs. I used to do this with my classroom toys. by Maiden11976
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Maiden11976 Run your toys through the dishwasher regularly to easily and effectively kill germs. I used to do this with my classroom toys.
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Run your toys through the dishwasher regularly to easily and effectively kill germs. Genius for when the sick bugs hit the house! by jaclyn
jaclyn
jaclyn Run your toys through the dishwasher regularly to easily and effectively kill germs. Genius for when the sick bugs hit the house!
Organized
Invest in some pure essential oils from the health food store –    Next, disinfect and deodorize your washing machine so that your clothes will not absorb a lingering musty smell. You can do this pretty easily by pouring two cups of vinegar into your machine, and run a full cycle — without any clothes or detergent. If your water is very dirty, let the agitator run for 8-10 minutes, open the lid and let the vinegar sit overnight. In the morning, empty the basin and run the washer through a complete cycle with two cups of vinegar. Do this every six months to eliminate soap scum, and musty smells.  Basic soaps: Stock your laundry room with Borax, Epsom Salts, distilled white vinegar (not apple cider vinegar), and for tough stains, plain, unscented Tide Detergent and Oxy Clean. If you have a high efficiency washer, skip the Borax and buy only the unscented HE deterge rent powder. Borax creates too much “suds,” the major failure of HE washers.  Scent your laundry: Open your jug of distilled white vinegar, and drop in 30-40 drops of your favorite essential oil. French laundry mistresses have used lavender for centuries. Let the oils permeate the vinegar for about a week before using.  Open your box of Borax, (or HE detergent if you have an HE washer) and pour the powder into a clean empty container with a lid. (An empty oxy-clean bucket will work.) Drop 20-30- drops of essential oils into the Borax, and stir thoroughly to mix the scents. Cover and let the scents mix for about a week before using.  Basic laundry soap: If you have a regular top loading washer (one that doesn’t require HE soap), for each load, add ½ of the amount of detergent you usually use, combined with the other half of Borax. If I’m washing whites, I’ll also add a ½ cup of oxy clean. (Vinegar is a natural disinfectant and deodorizer.)  Add 1/2 cup of scented vinegar to each load along with the detergent. It fights germs, keeps your colors from bleeding, and deodorizers your laundry.  Use your scented vinegar in place of your fabric softener in the Rinse Cycle to eliminate static cling, remove pet hair and complete dissolve and rinse away soap.  To get REALLY white whites – -try this. Fill your washing machine with hot water and one or two cups of oxy clean. Add your laundry and let the machine agitate. Then, lift the lid and let the laundry soak in the oxy clean water overnight. In the morning, let the wash run itself through.  Buy some doggie toys at the grocery store — the kind with balls and pokey things, for about $1.00. Use those as dryer balls (that sell for about $20). They do help lift the laundry and help things dry faster — I also throw one in the washer.  Ring around the color: Make a paste with 2 parts white vinegar to 3 parts baking soda, and let set for 20-30 minutes.  Picked up a plastic-coated wire and made a new clothesline. Sleeping on a pillow line-dried in fresh air is as warm and cozy as a chocolate chip cookie. If you haven’t indulged in this little luxury lately, I think it’s time you tried it again – if your local authorities will allow it. by wendi
wendi
wendi Invest in some pure essential oils from the health food store – Next, disinfect and deodorize your washing machine so that your clothes will not absorb a lingering musty smell. You can do this pretty easily by pouring two cups of vinegar into your machine, and run a full cycle — without any clothes or detergent. If your water is very dirty, let the agitator run for 8-10 minutes, open the lid and let the vinegar sit overnight. In the morning, empty the basin and run the washer through a complete cycle with two cups of vinegar. Do this every six months to eliminate soap scum, and musty smells. Basic soaps: Stock your laundry room with Borax, Epsom Salts, distilled white vinegar (not apple cider vinegar), and for tough stains, plain, unscented Tide Detergent and Oxy Clean. If you have a high efficiency washer, skip the Borax and buy only the unscented HE deterge rent powder. Borax creates too much “suds,” the major failure of HE washers. Scent your laundry: Open your jug of distilled white vinegar, and drop in 30-40 drops of your favorite essential oil. French laundry mistresses have used lavender for centuries. Let the oils permeate the vinegar for about a week before using. Open your box of Borax, (or HE detergent if you have an HE washer) and pour the powder into a clean empty container with a lid. (An empty oxy-clean bucket will work.) Drop 20-30- drops of essential oils into the Borax, and stir thoroughly to mix the scents. Cover and let the scents mix for about a week before using. Basic laundry soap: If you have a regular top loading washer (one that doesn’t require HE soap), for each load, add ½ of the amount of detergent you usually use, combined with the other half of Borax. If I’m washing whites, I’ll also add a ½ cup of oxy clean. (Vinegar is a natural disinfectant and deodorizer.) Add 1/2 cup of scented vinegar to each load along with the detergent. It fights germs, keeps your colors from bleeding, and deodorizers your laundry. Use your scented vinegar in place of your fabric softener in the Rinse Cycle to eliminate static cling, remove pet hair and complete dissolve and rinse away soap. To get REALLY white whites – -try this. Fill your washing machine with hot water and one or two cups of oxy clean. Add your laundry and let the machine agitate. Then, lift the lid and let the laundry soak in the oxy clean water overnight. In the morning, let the wash run itself through. Buy some doggie toys at the grocery store — the kind with balls and pokey things, for about $1.00. Use those as dryer balls (that sell for about $20). They do help lift the laundry and help things dry faster — I also throw one in the washer. Ring around the color: Make a paste with 2 parts white vinegar to 3 parts baking soda, and let set for 20-30 minutes. Picked up a plastic-coated wire and made a new clothesline. Sleeping on a pillow line-dried in fresh air is as warm and cozy as a chocolate chip cookie. If you haven’t indulged in this little luxury lately, I think it’s time you tried it again – if your local authorities will allow it.
When I have time...
classroom decor...I want to do this for my classroom!! by donna.moses.96
donna.moses.96
donna.moses.96 classroom decor...I want to do this for my classroom!!
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I need to do this in my classroom by iparkhere
iparkhere
iparkhere I need to do this in my classroom
classroom
I used to have this poster in my classroom!! by iparkhere
iparkhere
iparkhere I used to have this poster in my classroom!!
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I think I need to do this in my classroom. by iparkhere
iparkhere
iparkhere I think I need to do this in my classroom.
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run your fingers through my soul by kello
kello
kello run your fingers through my soul
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The woman who did my hair for prom used this technique so i do to now and it is the only way my straight hair will hold a curl. I swear by this! You don't necessarily have to run your fingers thru it either the curls look great as is. by melva
melva
melva The woman who did my hair for prom used this technique so i do to now and it is the only way my straight hair will hold a curl. I swear by this! You don't necessarily have to run your fingers thru it either the curls look great as is.
wedding hair and makeup
Feed Your Blueberry Bushes Coffee Grinds. "Blueberry bushes are acid-loving plants. Until recently, I would add cottonseed meal to my blueberry bushes for acidity, but now I regularly sprinkle used coffee grinds for the same purpose, at the base of my bushes and mixed thoroughly into the soil. Just be careful not to over do it. This was a hot tip from a blueberry specialist at the local farmer’s market." - Quote from article by kathrine
kathrine
kathrine Feed Your Blueberry Bushes Coffee Grinds. "Blueberry bushes are acid-loving plants. Until recently, I would add cottonseed meal to my blueberry bushes for acidity, but now I regularly sprinkle used coffee grinds for the same purpose, at the base of my bushes and mixed thoroughly into the soil. Just be careful not to over do it. This was a hot tip from a blueberry specialist at the local farmer’s market." - Quote from article
Sweet Recipes
If you don't have any bait but you do have a bright piece of paracord you could make a fishing lure pretty easily. Just slide the hook through, I used a piece of wire to secure it to the hook. by lola
lola
lola If you don't have any bait but you do have a bright piece of paracord you could make a fishing lure pretty easily. Just slide the hook through, I used a piece of wire to secure it to the hook.
hardcore
I should do this with my most used spices! by felicia
felicia
felicia I should do this with my most used spices!
House Stuff
We recently got caterpillars and watched them evolve into butterflies.  I intend to do this regularly with my little one. by olga
olga
olga We recently got caterpillars and watched them evolve into butterflies. I intend to do this regularly with my little one.
crafts for the kids
Love that hair! Damn...I just wanna run my fingers through it by latasha
latasha
latasha Love that hair! Damn...I just wanna run my fingers through it
Hair
I can run paper bags through my printer. Who knew? by Vivd51
Vivd51
Vivd51 I can run paper bags through my printer. Who knew?
Running paper bags through my printer
I should really do an owl theme in my classroom. by TaleOfTwig
TaleOfTwig
TaleOfTwig I should really do an owl theme in my classroom.
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My Organized Chaotic Classroom: What I do with graded papers by catalina
catalina
catalina My Organized Chaotic Classroom: What I do with graded papers
BEAUTY and the beast
I used to give this out to my students so that they wouldn't dog ear the pages of my classroom library! by briana
briana
briana I used to give this out to my students so that they wouldn't dog ear the pages of my classroom library!
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I used this in my classroom this week and the kids loved it!!!  Classroom Manners - Can You Teach My Alligator Manners? - Disney Junior Official by rae
rae
rae I used this in my classroom this week and the kids loved it!!! Classroom Manners - Can You Teach My Alligator Manners? - Disney Junior Official
Movie stills
This is a poster I made to hang in my classroom. The quote I used from Dr. Seuss says by courtney
courtney
courtney This is a poster I made to hang in my classroom. The quote I used from Dr. Seuss says
quotes and sweet things
i love this song and used to sing it to my babies.  Need to do that again! :) by Kurstin
Kurstin
Kurstin i love this song and used to sing it to my babies. Need to do that again! :)
Sayings
I want this in my classroom! Haha I know someone who used to have the poster... by courtney
courtney
courtney I want this in my classroom! Haha I know someone who used to have the poster...
quotes and sweet things
I would love to run this....Disney Princess Half Marathon winds through the Magic Kingdom to the finish line where your tiara-shaped medal awaits.... bucket list?!?! So want to do this! by loraine
loraine
loraine I would love to run this....Disney Princess Half Marathon winds through the Magic Kingdom to the finish line where your tiara-shaped medal awaits.... bucket list?!?! So want to do this!
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My gifted students loved it when I wrote a quote on the black board outside my classroom each week.  Now you can do it too...without needing the blackboard.  Download these FREE quotes for your classroom posters, print, frame or laminate and see if your students like them too! by carrie
carrie
carrie My gifted students loved it when I wrote a quote on the black board outside my classroom each week. Now you can do it too...without needing the blackboard. Download these FREE quotes for your classroom posters, print, frame or laminate and see if your students like them too!
Leather stuff
Clean Your Dishwasher Easily with Kool-Aid by apartmenttherapy: Really? Has anyone tried this? So, what does Kool-Aid Lemonade mix do to by haley
haley
haley Clean Your Dishwasher Easily with Kool-Aid by apartmenttherapy: Really? Has anyone tried this? So, what does Kool-Aid Lemonade mix do to
Easy Hacks
Sports Theme Classroom Bulletin Boards | And, I used some old decor to put my bulletin board together! by lillian
lillian
lillian Sports Theme Classroom Bulletin Boards | And, I used some old decor to put my bulletin board together!
Ladybug
They sure don't make toys like they used too.. I miss my Fisher Price camera.. by noelle
noelle
noelle They sure don't make toys like they used too.. I miss my Fisher Price camera..
dream time
The instructions alone on how to do this are worth the read. This guy is hilarious! I don't know if I could let someone put plaster on my face -- my allergies are slightly too evil to not be able to breathe through my mouth!! But kudos to the girl who did do it! {How to encase your friends in Carbonite} by alice.miner
alice.miner
alice.miner The instructions alone on how to do this are worth the read. This guy is hilarious! I don't know if I could let someone put plaster on my face -- my allergies are slightly too evil to not be able to breathe through my mouth!! But kudos to the girl who did do it! {How to encase your friends in Carbonite}
COOL THINGS TO MAKE YOURSELF
Do you do author studies in your classroom?  These are generic task cards for centers that can be used with any author study. These task by sigulya
sigulya
sigulya Do you do author studies in your classroom? These are generic task cards for centers that can be used with any author study. These task
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I want to do a tree in my future classroom for a decoration. I love the idea of decorating it by the season! Makes it interactive! by gayle
gayle
gayle I want to do a tree in my future classroom for a decoration. I love the idea of decorating it by the season! Makes it interactive!
Bathroom Ideas
Great idea:  Classroom Management/ Rewards Ideas I used to do this and forgot all about it.  I picked a stick and they never knew who that by sigulya
sigulya
sigulya Great idea: Classroom Management/ Rewards Ideas I used to do this and forgot all about it. I picked a stick and they never knew who that
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