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77 USES FOR VINEGAR

vinegar

It’s so secret that vinegar is practically a “miracle solution”. It can do pretty much anything from clean, deodorize, unclog a drain, to get rid of hiccups. For the past year or so, I’ve been compiling a list of uses for vinegar in a Word document (yes, before Pinterest, there was Microsoft Word). When the list hit #77, and seven being sort of a theme around here, I thought it was high time to post my vinegar-solution findings. Note: Unless…

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Cleaning Finances Tips + Tricks

QUICK TIP: THROWING IN THE [PAPER] TOWEL

real simple flour sacks

Whoever invented paper towels should have a monument built in their honor. I love paper towels. To the point where if you asked me three things I would want with me on a deserted island, a roll of paper towels would be one of the three. Once in a while, we buy a bulk pack from Sam’s, but in most cases we pick up a triple-pack from the grocery store or even Walgreen’s. So, Β yeah, around here, we go through…

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Cleaning Tips + Tricks

QUICK TIP: WHISTLE WHILE YOU WORK

cleaning music mix

Truth be told, I’m a horrible whistler, so thankfully, we’re not talking about actual whistling.Β We’re going to talk about something I recently discovered – the greatest housecleaning aid ever: music. I know, I know. Some of you are probably like, “Girl, I’ve been cleaning with music for years!” Well, as we’ve mentioned before, when Greg and I got married we moved into an apartment until we found a perfect fixer upper. That means “cranking up the tunes” wasn’t an option.…

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Cleaning Painting Tips + Tricks

OIL SPILL CLEANUP

painted road

…actually, it was oil-based primer. While we were in the process of painting, we had to clean up a few messes. None of which compared to the horror of getting oil-based primer on our hardwood floors. And we’re not talking a few droplets. Not even a big drip or two. Nope. Not us. We’re talking almost a half gallon of the stuff! It was time to paint the exterior doors and shutters. Since everything was originally painted with oil based…

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