Showing posts with label Natural Home. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Natural Home. Show all posts

Saturday, July 9, 2016

HOW TO FRESHEN UP YOUR TOWELS NATURALLY




Do your kids leave their wet bath towel behind the bathroom 

door only for you to find it 24 hours later?

Does your husband visit the gym on his lunch break & leave 

the towel in his gym bag until he gets home?

Or did you just forget them in the washing machine 

overnight? (Nah, mom’s don’t do that kind of thing)


For some reason nobody ever hears me when I ask them to 

hang up their wet towels-PLEASE!!! So I usually resort to 

this easy towel cleaning recipe.

After this holiday weekend I am sure that I am not the only 

one with piles a small truck load of laundry to 

do. And since it is summer, pool season is in full effect, and 

you have to shower as many times as you use the bathroom. 

Sometimes those towels and washcloths get a little stinky.


Before throwing out your towels and heading out to buy new

ones. Give this a try.



INSTRUCTIONS:

Part 1

  • Fill your washing machine with hot water
  • Pour in 1 1/2C of White Vinegar
  • Do NOT use detergent at this point
  • Put in towels (Separate by color if necessary)
  • Run washing machine



Part 2

  • Don’t remove towels
  • Fill washing machine with hot water
  • Add in your regular amount of laundry detergent, plus 1/2C of baking soda
  • Run washing machine
  • Then dry
  • Then you are all done. This may have to be repeated every few months or just when you forget that load in the machine(wink).

*The vinegar strips out old detergent & fabric softener that may have built up in towels.

*Baking soda neutralizes odors & dissolves dirt.

*If your water doesn't get hot enough, then add in a pot of boiling water. 



Let me know what you do to freshen those old towels; did this

trick work for you?

Friday, April 1, 2016

HOW TO REMOVE BLOOD STAINS FROM CARPET


We all get them, we've all had them, the infamous, the messy, the most inconvenient......

Cleaning blood out of fabrics quickly




Nosebleed!

Have you ever been woken up out of your sleep by a 7-year-old who appears to be covered in blood somewhere around 3 am asking for help? Dad hears none of this, but that's another story!!

This happens frequently in my house especially once the weather changes & we put the heat on. I mean I had a humidifier (cool mist to be exact), but who knows what he did to it. He meaning my oldest son who likes to take things apart and put them back together.

So as I am getting up half sleep, maybe still loopy from a glass or 2 of wine he states "a little got on my sheets". My mom alarm goes off a little means A LOT. There was a massive trail from my bedroom to his, drop after drop on a white carpet. Let's not mention the sheets, please just use your imagination. As I was cleaning him up I had an idea. I ran down to the laundry room & grabbed a new bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide. The brown bottle you see in the aisles next to the alcohol-in case you were wondering. I took off the protective foil layer and starting squirting the blood stains. To my amazement after a little blot with a soapy cleaning cloth they disappeared. Yes, this only took an hour, & then there were sheets/blankets, but that is another post friends.

Emergency White/Light Beige Carpet Cleaner:

  • 1 Bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide 3%
  • A soapy cleaning cloth
  • 1 inconvenient nosebleed
Apply Peroxide directly from the bottle until the stain disappears & blot with a soapy cloth. Let Dry, & start your laundry.

I have not tried this on any other color carpet, so please test all fabrics and surfaces before trying. 



Thursday, March 31, 2016

QUICK WAYS TO FRESHEN YOUR GARBAGE DISPOSAL



Most people probably won't understand this, but I hate garbage disposals. Is there anything worse than standing at the sink gazing out your window at the sunset & getting a whiff? Yes, a whiff of last night's garlic and onions. I am very sensitive to smells, I can smell trash from miles away, Is there any in your can right now? because I can smell it!

These are some quick tips to freshen & clean your garbage disposal:

1.  Lemons, Limes,Grapefruit or Oranges. They have all worked wonders for me. After I eat them or squeeze them into my water, into the disposal they go with the water running of course. The peels clean the blades & the natural oils are released for a refreshing scent.

2. Throw in 1/4C of Baking Soda and let it sit for a few minutes. Then run your hottest tap water to clear away.

3. Or make a Volcano, remember those from science class? The baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is a base while the vinegar (acetic acid) is an acid. When they react together they form carbonic acid which is very unstable, it instantly breaks apart into water and carbon dioxide, which creates all the fizzing as it escapes the solution. Did anyone care to know that? I did!!

4. Pour in 1/4C of baking soda, then add in 1/4C White Vinegar. 

 Try one or try them all, let me know what you think below.