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    Household Helpers

    Who can't use some extra help around the house? These recipes will do just that...and you won't even need to poke them with a cattle prod or yell at them to see results.
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    44 Reviews |  By Fauve

    An inexpensive alternative to the store-bought variety. To check for color-fastness: test a bit of cleaner on an inconspicuous area of the carpet before using the first time.

    Recipe #101568

    I made this all by myself and it works like a charm! This was actually put together last weekend when I was trying my hardest to clean my brother's bath tub's plastic shower curtain that had mildew and alot of dirt all over it. Now, it's shining like it's brand new; thanks to this!

    Recipe #95028

    Make sure you are close to a bed! I made this for my roommate in University when she had trouble sleeping, she had to crawl up the stairs to her bed (no joke):)

    Recipe #56056

    Organic food can get a little pricey if you are on a budget, but you can still eliminate a good bit of the harmful stuff from your fruits and veggies with this soak. It is from the book 'Spa - Glow Guide - Simple Steps For Health and Well Being by Andrea Mc Cloud. Enjoy!

    Recipe #112123

    78 Reviews |  By Hadice

    Use this recipe to clean your coffee maker. A clean machine makes better tasting coffee!

    Recipe #156833

    Cleaning your microwave couldn't get any easier than this!

    Recipe #82412

    A wonderful dirt cheap alternative to buying a $5 bottle of Febreze. This version is about 5 cents to make and the scent is much nicer too. I use it all the time.

    Recipe #71485

    Don't throw away your foam soap dispenser or spend extra on the refills when you run out. It's easy to make your own! This also works with shampoo.

    Recipe #103893

    A good way to use up left over conditioner in your closet or cabinet.

    Recipe #75381

    25 Reviews |  By Mirj

    This recipe makes the best bubbles!

    Recipe #54559

    This is a home remedy for that horrible cough that you just can't get rid of, and best of all: you probably already have all of the ingredients!

    Recipe #56268

    161 Reviews |  By Mirj

    For those of you who hate poison-type drain cleaners, use white vinegar and baking soda. This will clean and unclog a drain. Also drops of white vinegar in your pet's water will keep away fleas and ticks!

    Recipe #16470

    This is a very cheap way to make wipes to use around your home. Great for the pocketbook!

    Recipe #81091

    8 Reviews |  By Tish

    Thank you "The View"

    Recipe #26105

    34 Reviews |  By karla1

    One of the soap stars was telling how she uses this as one of her secret facial routines...

    Recipe #129945

    13 Reviews |  By Rita~

    Honey helps in nervous disorders including Insomnia and acts as a tonic in recovery of any damage to the human nervous system.

    Recipe #112723

    I couldn't believe how dirty my watch and silver jewelry were when I tried this. Yuck! This saves money and is safe for you and the environment. The solution can be very drying to your hands so consider using rubber gloves or even tweezers to handle the jewelry. This recipe is from wire-sculpture.com.

    Recipe #180133

    A while back I saw a program where a textile conservator discussed taking the stains that come from age, along with tough stains out of any fabric. Sure she demonstrated it and it worked incredibly, but would it work THAT WELL when I tried it on my own? Probably not. BUT IT DID. It was phenomenal. A friend and I collect vintage G.I. Joe dolls and it took a 20+ year old magic marker stain completely out of a light colored garment. That's when I was sold. My sister kept a covered bucket of this mixture next to my neice's changing table when she was a baby. Parents know how difficult formula, milk and baby food stains are to get out. This works wonders.

    Recipe #112348

    Here's what Jerry Baker uses to clean and deodorize pet urine-damaged areas.

    Recipe #101342

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