Lemon used to brighten whites instead of bleach! I love it because the smell of bleach makes me crazy and any time I use it, I end up washing that load of laundry again to try and get rid of the smell.  Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of lemon juice to the wash cycle to brighten whites! (lots of other great cleaning things on this page.) by jessicaj
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jessicaj Lemon used to brighten whites instead of bleach! I love it because the smell of bleach makes me crazy and any time I use it, I end up washing that load of laundry again to try and get rid of the smell. Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of lemon juice to the wash cycle to brighten whites! (lots of other great cleaning things on this page.)
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Skip the bleach—add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of lemon juice to the wash cycle to brighter up those fading whites. by eddie
eddie
eddie Skip the bleach—add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of lemon juice to the wash cycle to brighter up those fading whites.
For The Home.
skip the bleach—add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of lemon juice to the wash cycle to brighter up those fading whites. #diy by eddie
eddie
eddie skip the bleach—add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of lemon juice to the wash cycle to brighter up those fading whites. #diy
For The Home.
Get rid of musty towel smell by adding 1 cup of vinegar and washing in hot water with detergent.  What a difference!  30 Tips to Help Keep Your Laundry from Making You Crazy.  #laundry #tips #harvardhomemaker #towels by evelyn
evelyn
evelyn Get rid of musty towel smell by adding 1 cup of vinegar and washing in hot water with detergent. What a difference! 30 Tips to Help Keep Your Laundry from Making You Crazy. #laundry #tips #harvardhomemaker #towels
for the body
Does your washing machine smell? Try these easy tips to get your laundry smellin fresh again! by alisa
alisa
alisa Does your washing machine smell? Try these easy tips to get your laundry smellin fresh again!
Great Ideas
2 egg whites,   juice of 1/2 a lemon  2 packets unflavored gelatine  1/2 c brewed green tea    I can't wait to try this! by SeriLynn
SeriLynn
SeriLynn 2 egg whites, juice of 1/2 a lemon 2 packets unflavored gelatine 1/2 c brewed green tea I can't wait to try this!
To Do
To get rid of detergent residue, run on a hot cycle, while empty, with two cups of bleach in the detergent compartment of the drawer. Next, run a 40 degree cycle, with two cups of white vinegar in the detergent compartment, to eliminate nasty odours. In between times, try adding a little baking soda to your wash. This will not only help to eliminate stubborn odours from your washing, it will give your machine a freshness boost, too. by wendi
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wendi To get rid of detergent residue, run on a hot cycle, while empty, with two cups of bleach in the detergent compartment of the drawer. Next, run a 40 degree cycle, with two cups of white vinegar in the detergent compartment, to eliminate nasty odours. In between times, try adding a little baking soda to your wash. This will not only help to eliminate stubborn odours from your washing, it will give your machine a freshness boost, too.
When I have time...
Citrus Vinegar as laundry softener.  I always use regular vinegar for laundry, but I can't wait to try this as well.  I bet it smell "delish" when cleaning the kitchen or bathroom too! by jane
jane
jane Citrus Vinegar as laundry softener. I always use regular vinegar for laundry, but I can't wait to try this as well. I bet it smell "delish" when cleaning the kitchen or bathroom too!
Genius
Lemon used to brighten whites by EmeliaT
EmeliaT
EmeliaT Lemon used to brighten whites
DIY
Treat acne with banana peels!!  I just started doing this combined with very warm epsom salt baths, drinking lots of water (with lemon), and not washing my face with anything but water and so far I'm very pleased!  (I decided to pin this again, because it really has been working tremendously well!) by jill
jill
jill Treat acne with banana peels!! I just started doing this combined with very warm epsom salt baths, drinking lots of water (with lemon), and not washing my face with anything but water and so far I'm very pleased! (I decided to pin this again, because it really has been working tremendously well!)
Recipes to Try
ME: Leo! that my favorite quote of yours! Say it again! Pwease! LEO: Fine. {Smirks}I try not to think, it gets in the way of being crazy. by minerva
minerva
minerva ME: Leo! that my favorite quote of yours! Say it again! Pwease! LEO: Fine. {Smirks}I try not to think, it gets in the way of being crazy.
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How to brighten your whites without bleach by bill.d.smith
bill.d.smith
bill.d.smith How to brighten your whites without bleach
Cleaning
Tired of the smell of vinegar? Try this lemon vinegar cleaner. It smells great and will do a great job of cleaning. by jessicaj
jessicaj
jessicaj Tired of the smell of vinegar? Try this lemon vinegar cleaner. It smells great and will do a great job of cleaning.
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Tired of the smell of vinegar? Try this lemon vinegar cleaner. It smells great and will do a great job of cleaning. by jessicaj
jessicaj
jessicaj Tired of the smell of vinegar? Try this lemon vinegar cleaner. It smells great and will do a great job of cleaning.
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Cleaning Smelly Towels: Natural Solutions to Get Rid of the Icky Smell by kisty
kisty
kisty Cleaning Smelly Towels: Natural Solutions to Get Rid of the Icky Smell
cleaning
Brighten Whites Without Bleach by wendi
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wendi Brighten Whites Without Bleach
clothers
THE BEST JUICE TO BOOST ENERGY  Instead of reaching for a coffee, try a green juice instead. "Chlorophyll, the green pigment in plants, helps oxygenate the blood, creating increased brain function and physical energy,"  1 large cucumber  8 stalks celery  Handful of kale  Handful of spinach  Handful of parsley  1/4 lemon with rind (if organic!)  1-inch piece of ginger by Toni Whitman
Toni Whitman
Toni Whitman THE BEST JUICE TO BOOST ENERGY Instead of reaching for a coffee, try a green juice instead. "Chlorophyll, the green pigment in plants, helps oxygenate the blood, creating increased brain function and physical energy," 1 large cucumber 8 stalks celery Handful of kale Handful of spinach Handful of parsley 1/4 lemon with rind (if organic!) 1-inch piece of ginger
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Does Your Washing Machine Stink? How to get rid of the smell in just three easy steps by alisa
alisa
alisa Does Your Washing Machine Stink? How to get rid of the smell in just three easy steps
Great Ideas
Uses For Borax Powder For Cleaning, Laundry, Stain Removal And More.  I remember my Mom always used Borax in every load of laundry...the brightest whites you ever saw!  Amazing! by roxanne
roxanne
roxanne Uses For Borax Powder For Cleaning, Laundry, Stain Removal And More. I remember my Mom always used Borax in every load of laundry...the brightest whites you ever saw! Amazing!
pleasing
I want to try dirty or dark blonde instead of bleach blonde I normally have by joanna
joanna
joanna I want to try dirty or dark blonde instead of bleach blonde I normally have
Style
Cleaning toilets-  Getting rid of ants- Cleaning my tile floors-   As a laundry booster-Borax on the  mattresses Cleaning the garbage can- I poured about 1/4 cup of borax into the garbage can .  Cleaning floor boards-& more by wanda
wanda
wanda Cleaning toilets- Getting rid of ants- Cleaning my tile floors- As a laundry booster-Borax on the mattresses Cleaning the garbage can- I poured about 1/4 cup of borax into the garbage can . Cleaning floor boards-& more
feelin' crafty
1/24/14 Stuffed Pepper Soup Made for dinner, easy to make, but was taking longer than I could wait. The peppers didn't get very soft, but it was because I was impatient. I used more ground turkey than 1#, and maybe added too much rice? I used veggie broth instead of chicken or beef.   Adam wasn't looking forward to it, but when he tried it he said it actually wasn't too bad. Lots of leftovers now. by LiesbethLap
LiesbethLap
LiesbethLap 1/24/14 Stuffed Pepper Soup Made for dinner, easy to make, but was taking longer than I could wait. The peppers didn't get very soft, but it was because I was impatient. I used more ground turkey than 1#, and maybe added too much rice? I used veggie broth instead of chicken or beef. Adam wasn't looking forward to it, but when he tried it he said it actually wasn't too bad. Lots of leftovers now.
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Wood look foam waterproof tiles. Would be great to brighten up a dark basement laundry room and make it so if I dropped a piece of laundry for it not to get dirty again! by leanne
leanne
leanne Wood look foam waterproof tiles. Would be great to brighten up a dark basement laundry room and make it so if I dropped a piece of laundry for it not to get dirty again!
Future Home inspiration
Fake-Fry Want something breaded and deep fried? Try a fake-fry instead. Dip slices of your favorite vegetable in egg whites. Dip it again in a bread mix thats equal parts Parmesan, whole-wheat flour and bread crumbs. Bake it at 450 until the crumbs start to brown for a healthy alternative to fried foods. by kitty
kitty
kitty Fake-Fry Want something breaded and deep fried? Try a fake-fry instead. Dip slices of your favorite vegetable in egg whites. Dip it again in a bread mix thats equal parts Parmesan, whole-wheat flour and bread crumbs. Bake it at 450 until the crumbs start to brown for a healthy alternative to fried foods.
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Free and lots of stuff I actually used like a timer to remind us it was time to try again and short little games with the kids' favorite Disney characters that they got to play when they were successful. #spon by aisha
aisha
aisha Free and lots of stuff I actually used like a timer to remind us it was time to try again and short little games with the kids' favorite Disney characters that they got to play when they were successful. #spon
Making
With Halloween coming up, share this to your page so you can remember to do this! After you scoop out and carve your pumpkin, dip it in a large container of bleach and water (use a 1 tsp:1 gal mix). The bleach will kill bacteria and help your pumpkin stay fresh longer. Once completely dry, (drain upside down), add 2 tablespoon of vinegar and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to a quart of water. Brush this solution onto your pumpkin to keep it looking by Jen Munday
Jen Munday
Jen Munday With Halloween coming up, share this to your page so you can remember to do this! After you scoop out and carve your pumpkin, dip it in a large container of bleach and water (use a 1 tsp:1 gal mix). The bleach will kill bacteria and help your pumpkin stay fresh longer. Once completely dry, (drain upside down), add 2 tablespoon of vinegar and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to a quart of water. Brush this solution onto your pumpkin to keep it looking
DIY Holiday Crafts (Seasonal)
Homemade “Oxyclean”- This recipe works just the same as oxyclean! use it for laundry, spot cleaning the carpet and treating stains.    1 cup water  1/2 cup peroxide  1/2 cup baking soda   I need to try this by rita
rita
rita Homemade “Oxyclean”- This recipe works just the same as oxyclean! use it for laundry, spot cleaning the carpet and treating stains. 1 cup water 1/2 cup peroxide 1/2 cup baking soda I need to try this
For the Home
Caribbean Coconut chicken---used 1/2 the coconut it called for, sub'd evaporated milk instead of sweetened condensed and it was ok. next time try 1/2 can coconut milk and use the other 1/2 of the can to make a sauce to go over it all, that would be awesome! try again before a recipe card by jami
jami
jami Caribbean Coconut chicken---used 1/2 the coconut it called for, sub'd evaporated milk instead of sweetened condensed and it was ok. next time try 1/2 can coconut milk and use the other 1/2 of the can to make a sauce to go over it all, that would be awesome! try again before a recipe card
Savory
This is my own take on Jillian Michael's recipe to help you loose unwanted water weight.  I bought the largest tumbler from starbucks and I fill up with water, add 1 Tbl Plain Cranberry juice, 1 Tbl Lemon Juice, 1 Dandelion Root tea bag and 1/4 tsp of maple syrup.  It's refreshing and I drink at least one a day if not more.  It helps you loose water weight because it promotes liver function increasing it's ability to remove waste and breakdown by ZaraFee
ZaraFee
ZaraFee This is my own take on Jillian Michael's recipe to help you loose unwanted water weight. I bought the largest tumbler from starbucks and I fill up with water, add 1 Tbl Plain Cranberry juice, 1 Tbl Lemon Juice, 1 Dandelion Root tea bag and 1/4 tsp of maple syrup. It's refreshing and I drink at least one a day if not more. It helps you loose water weight because it promotes liver function increasing it's ability to remove waste and breakdown
Healthy
Panera copy-cat recipe for Broccoli Cheddar Soup - I like this one because it calls for skim milk instead of half and half - can't wait to try it! by tasha
tasha
tasha Panera copy-cat recipe for Broccoli Cheddar Soup - I like this one because it calls for skim milk instead of half and half - can't wait to try it!
cute little things
Using Vinegar in the Laundry: How to Whiten Whites - Tutorial on using a natural cleaner to brighten dingy white socks and clothes! It really works! #FourMonksClean AD by scoutersue
scoutersue
scoutersue Using Vinegar in the Laundry: How to Whiten Whites - Tutorial on using a natural cleaner to brighten dingy white socks and clothes! It really works! #FourMonksClean AD
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