Need to wash something but not put it into the dryer?


Simply place your item into a net laundry or lingerie bag before you place your laundry into your washing machine.  When it is time to switch the washed load into the dryer, seeing the bag will remind you that this item needs to be taken out before it goes into the dryer.  This is great to help prevent bathing suits, under garments, or shirts that may shrink from getting ruined. 

How do you clean your wood cutting board?

Use hydrogen peroxide to clean my cutting board. (My cutting board is a wooden one.) Pour some 3% hydrogen peroxide on the cutting board, spread it around with a sponge, and let it sit and fizz. That fizzing is killing germs. Then wipe it off with a sponge. Repeat if you think it needs it, and we're done. (Hydrogen peroxide does take some time to work, so if possible, give it a few minutes, when you have the time.)Source: 

Another Use for Vodka

Spray some vodka on any moldy areas that you may have and wait 15 minutes. Then scrub your mold away.Source: The 

Help for cleaning your blender.

After you use your blender to make your favorite smoothie, pour some water back into the blender, place the top on and turn it on again for a few seconds.  It cleans the bottom, blade, and sides which can be hard to clean.  I saw this at Costco being done by one of  the displays.  Cool. 

How to remove that stubborn dinner from my pots and pans?

Soak pans  in the sink with water, liquid dish soap, and powdered dishwasher soap for a few hours.  Food will wipe away with a ease.  I can't wait to try it. Tidbitz given by Denise K., Franklin, Mi 

Do your clean dishtowels and old rags smell moldy?

Wet them and place them in the microwave on high for 30 seconds, so they become steamy hot.  This kills the bacteria that creates this moldy smell. Tidbitz given by Karen C., Franklin, MI 

How do you get your T-shirts near to that new white?

I used a scoop of powdered Oxy clean and poured it into a small plastic tub of warm water.  I submerged the entire shirt and let it soak for 6 hours.  I was skeptical that it would work but I was surprised.  My favorite shirts was nearly as white as the day I bought it.

How do you clean your kids retainer or a toothbrush?

Get a container that fits the retainer or that you can fit the head of the toothbrush in.  Put the retainer in and cover it with 3% hydrogen peroxide. Use enough hydrogen peroxide to completely cover the retainer. You'll want to do this at a time when you normally don't wear the retainer, such as while you are asleep. It's best to leave it in the solution for at least half an hour to an hour, and longer is fine. Source: 

Clean your Dryer's lint trap to prolong its life!

Your lint trap mesh screen may not be as clean as you think! After removing the lint, scrub your mesh screen with hot soapy water and a brush.  The softeners found in your dryer sheets and liquid softeners build up on the screen and doesn't allow the air to flow through as efficiently and will burn up your dryer.  It is best to do this every 6 months. 

Getting all of the liquid laundry soap out!

 I adapted this from a cooking tidbit.  If you are using a think laundry detergent and you pour out the contents, you still have quite a bit left behind.  As the washer is filling, fill measuring cup with just a little bit of water.  Add detergent to cup.  When you pour out the liquid, it should all come out.

Removing Stickers & Wrinkles

Need help removing a sticker that your child placed on your nice new cabinets or any other sticker that you are having trouble getting off? Use a blow dryer! This heats up the adhesive and mosts of it will come off easily.  For any remaining adhesive left behind, use nail polish remover sparingly.

When I put on a piece of clothing and notice that it is wrinkled, I simply turn the hand dryer on hot and high, and point out the nozzle  towards the wrinkle for a few seconds and they're gone!

An easy way to polish silver

Fill a container with warm water and some powdered Tide.  Place silver pieces in water and let soak until tarnish is gone.

Tidbitz given by Holly G., Washington, DC