Each day we will be posting our readers “Thrifty Cleaning and Organization Tips”. At the end of the month, one of you will win a $25.00
1 – Run the dishwasher every night, even if it isn’t completely full. Unload 1st thing in the morning, then you can load your dirty dishes during the day & never end up with the sink full of dishes. (I know we don’t always end up with just one load in a day, but if I can keep my sink clear I feel SO much better!)
2- Make things easier to put away than they were to get out. For example – if all of the ponytail holders are in a basket, it may take a minute to find the one you want, but it will take one second to toss it back in.
I apply the second one to toys especially. I got tired of putting away toys in the nursery all day, so I have a basket in each main area of my house (living room, dining, family room) and bins/shelves in the nursery. It only takes a few minutes to toss the toys in each room back in the baskets, and I don’t have to haul them all over the house
Put some of your shampoo on a loofah or wash cloth and wipe down the inside of your shower door and it will take off the water spots and soap build up. I do it while I am taking a shower….that is called multi-taskig.:)
~ as a great smelling wrinkle releaser on my clothes
~ to spray my clothes for ironing when starch is not needed
~ on my carpets, wait a few min to dry and then vacuum (whole room smells wonderful!
~ all over upholstery and draperies as you would use Febreeze.
~ a few sprays into the wet clothes in your dryer and it works just like a softener sheet.
It’s such a low concentration that it does not seem to leave any residue at all and what’s best? You can tailor it to your own personal scent!