Dry Cleaning At Home – Save Yourself a Bundle!


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At Home Dry Cleaning – Save Yourself a Bundle! Many people spend lots of money on their dry cleaning bills. However, you could save yourself a bundle if you dry clean clothes at home. Follow these simple steps below so you can start making it at home and save yourself a bundle of cash. Homemade Dry Cleaning Solution- For items that you normally dry clean, you can hand wash them to freshen them up. Choose an environmentally friendly laundry detergent to make your own dry cleaning … [Read more...]

DIY Wooden Kitchen Cabinets Cleaner


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DIY Wooden Kitchen Cabinets Cleaner Cleaning Grimy wood kitchen cabinets can be tricky because grease tends to build up in a kitchen environment and requires strong degreasers to remove. Wood, unfortunately, doesn’t respond well to strong degreasers and can become damaged by some commercial degreasing products. The combination of Kitchen grease and dust are a lot easier and non damaging to your wooden cabinets with a homemade kitchen cabinet cleaner. To create a DIY Wood Kitchen cabinet … [Read more...]

Homemade Febreze For Pennies


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Homemade Febreze For Pennies I love Febreze, but I hate the high cost of it. Enter my homemade Febreze! With all of the HOT deals we have all been getting on Downy Unstopables and Purex Crystals lately, this was the perfect time to make it for myself. I had a couple of people tell me about using the Unstopables and Crystals to do this and I had to try it. I made it yesterday and tested it out. I sprayed the furniture, curtains, and mattresses when I washed all of the sheets yesterday. It … [Read more...]

Refill Your Lysol No Touch Hand Soap Dispensers For Pennies!


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Refill Your Lysol No Touch Hand Soap Dispensers For Pennies! My absolute favorite bathroom and kitchen accessories are my Lysol No touch Hand Soap Dispensers! I was so happy about a year ago, when we had some high value coupons and I scored them really cheap. Well, after a few weeks, I saw the refills were close to $4!! No way was I spending that much on a soap refill!!! It hit me, I can get hand soap for free or cheap all the time. Problem solved! Here is how to refill your Lysol No Touch … [Read more...]

Homemade Dishwasher Tabs – Make Your Own!


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Homemade Dishwasher Tabs Check out these homemade dishwasher tabs. This is an easy and cheap way to keep your dishes clean without breaking the bank. It doesn't take much effort to make these tabs and all ingredients can be found in your local grocery store. Ingredients for Homemade Dishwasher Tabs: Lemon Juice Borax Washing Soda Epsom Salts Citric Acid (Can be found in the canning section) Baking Soda Vinegar Mold for tabs Directions: 1.  Put 1/2 cup … [Read more...]

Homemade Laundry Soap


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Homemade Laundry Soap So many have asked for a recipe for laundry soap. Your search is now over. I want to thank an awesome friend Leatta for allowing me to share her perfected homemade laundry soap recipe.  It leaves a fresh clean laundry smell. Only costs $0.86 per 64 loads - and meets the H.E. requirements for energy efficient front loaders. If you prefer to use powdered laundry detergent, we have that recipe too! Stretch your money further with Valerie's Homemade Fabric Softener. You … [Read more...]

Homemade Laundry Detergent


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After seeing several of you asking for a powdered laundry version of our Homemade Laundry Soap, I went on a search for the best recipe. After reading several blogs and comments from our fans, I found out that the dry recipe is actually quite simple to make. Ingredients:  1 cup Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda (Not Baking Soda) 1 cup Borax 1 bar Fels-Naptha, 1/2 Zote, or (2) bars Ivory soap Essential Oil for fragrance (optional) Or try my favorite … [Read more...]

Wool Dryer Balls – Make Your Own


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How would you like to never have to spend money on fabric softener and be able to dry your clothes in half the time? Well, with these magical wool dryer balls, you'll be able to do both! Wool dryer balls will save you money, energy and time by cutting down your dryer’s drying time and eliminating the need to use fabric softeners. I fell in love with the idea after reading homemade dryer balls.  Unlike plastic dryer balls, these are PVC free and won't fall apart or melt on you. What wool … [Read more...]

Homemade Toothpaste for DIY Wednesday


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How to Make Homemade Toothpaste Do you know how to make homemade toothpaste? As couponers, we really don't ever run out of toothpaste. Well, most of us don't! I hadn't bought toothpaste in over a year, and realized last week I was down to our last tube. I was lucky enough to find a great sale and pick up a couple of tubes, but in the meantime, I made this version at home. Here's a picture of it in the bowl I made it in. I scooped it into a snack sized baggie and cut the tip off of the end. … [Read more...]

Homemade Cleaning Supplies for Tuesday Tips


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Homemade Cleaning Supplies Why spend money on multiple and expensive cleaning supplies when you can make homemade cleaning supplies for pennies and cut back on the chemicals in your home? My household cleansers consist mostly of bleach and ammonia. I use a micro fiber cloth and hot water for glass or make the recipe below for hard to clean areas such as "dog art" on the window or outside window surfaces. Be sure to label your bottles. The following recipes will cover just about every … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Febreze for Pennies


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Make Your Own Febreze Make your own Febreze fabric freshener for just pennies with ingredients you already have on hand. Shake well before each use. What you'll need: 1/8 Cup of fabric softener (your favorite) 2 tablespoons baking soda Hot tap water Spray bottle (use an empty 27 oz. Febreze bottle) Combine all ingredients in bottle, shake well and use! Thank you "When the Dinner Bell Rings" for this recipe. ~Valerie See More Articles on Managing the Madhouse … [Read more...]

More green New Years resolutions ~ Taking the toxins out of your home


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Green Cleaners Now that we've covered a little about going more "green" by reducing, reusing, and recycling, I'd like to share with you some of the "eco" and family friendly cleaners I use. There's something satisfying about using homemade cleaners. You control what goes into it. You determine what you get out of it. I'm going to write a little about some great and simple recipes I have made and used MYSELF. These are from my experience. Your results may vary. There are many more things … [Read more...]

Foaming Hand Soap – Make Your Own


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Homemade Foaming Hand Soap I don't have a ton of these little domestic tricks like the other Wizards do, but I do use this one in my own home!  My wife absolutely loves the foaming hand soap that you get at Bath and Body Works. I hate to think what I have spent on those things over the course of our married life! That said, I am going to show you how you can make your own foaming hand soap and actually end up with a better product!  Then, I am going to show you how you can get a great jump … [Read more...]

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