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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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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

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

Recipe #101342

78 Reviews |  By Hadice

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

Recipe #156833

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

How to clean the Yuck from your washer. This was just posted in today's Heloise hints.I just got done using it & it got rid of all the gummed up liquid fabric softener under the agitator. Makes it smell fresh & clean too!

Recipe #184171

This is by far the best all purpose cleaner I've found. It is fabulous on windows and mirrors, degreases wonderfully, and cuts gunk on sinks etc. and shines, shines, shines. I use it for everything but wood.

Recipe #26191

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

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

Recipe #82412

34 Reviews |  By karla1

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

Recipe #129945

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

66 Reviews |  By Rita~

This is very inexpensive compared to all the whiteners on the market. And is not the same as those gels on the market this has only 2 ingredients which you know and are at hand in every home. It gets your teeth & gums nice and clean. I do it once every couple weeks. A great way to remove wine, tea, coffee, & tarter stains. If you don't like the taste add a a drop of mint extract. It's is SAFE for your use and has been used for a long time. You can check this article at http://www.dentalgentlecare.com/whitening_safety.htm Take Note A recent report suggested a "possible" link between tooth whitening and oral cancer. It was based on two (only 2)case reports of patients who contracted oral cancer with none of the known risk factors. There are no new studies cited. We call this to your attention because the report got substantial media play. Interestingly, the report itself states that carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide-chemicals generated in the whitening process-AREN'T CARCINOGENS IN THE MOUTH. June 2002 2003 2004 http://educate-yourself.org/cancer/benefitsofhydrogenperozide17jul03.shtml This is no more cancerous then the fat, grilled food and processed foods people put in their bodies filled with ingredients your can't read. If you go into your cabinet and read the hydrogen peroxide bottle it states to use as an gargle and mouth rinse.

Recipe #69525

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

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

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

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

8 Reviews |  By Tish

Thank you "The View"

Recipe #26105

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

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