If you add cinnamon to your vacuum cleaner filter you will also make the house smell nice as you go!
Having an issue with ants? Use Baby powder wherever you see them. Sprinkle it around, as these pests hate scented talcum and try to stay away from it.
Kill weeds fast with a jug of boiling water mixed with a few tablespoons of salt. This is a great way to eradicate pesky weeds from between the pavers, without wrecking your back or your fingernails!
When dusting your television or venetian blinds, use a soft cloth that has been dampened with fabric softener ? this will reduce the static that attracts dust.
To remove bleach smell from hands pour a little vinegar or lemon juice over your hands then rinse. Or just wear gloves!
Add 2 drops of tea tree oil and 2 drops of lemon essential oil to a cotton ball and place in the bottom of your waste bin to keep your kitchen smelling clean and fresh!
Got chilli on your hands? Rub olive oil into your skin, it will remove the chilli from your skin instantly!
Want to deter pests? Have a few Peppermint plants around your home, they hate the stuff!
Clean your BBQ in time for Summer! Heat up the BBQ then turn off. Scrunch a ball of foil, dip it in water, sprinkle baking soda on the ball & scrub in the direction of the grill. Heat up the BBQ again then oil the grill, cook and enjoy!
Need to clean your microwave? Easy! Half fill a bowl with water and add ½ cup of lemon juice (vinegar works too, but it doesn't smell as nice), heat for 5 minutes and leave to stand with the door closed for another 2 minutes and wipe over. Hey presto, clean microwave without scrubbing!
A chemical free dishwasher cleaner! Place a dishwasher safe cup filled with white vinegar on the top shelf of the dishwasher and run it through a cycle with the hottest water setting. Then sprinkle a cup of baking soda on the bottom of the machine and run it through a short cycle. The vinegar helps lift the grime and the baking soda cleans it away leaving it fresh and sparkling!
Need to clean those hard to reach window tracks? Sprinkle baking soda, (be sure to get into those corners!) then pour a little white vinegar over and leave for 10 minutes… wipe up with paper towel and use an old toothbrush to reach those corners, and done!
For a great grout cleaner mix 7 cups of water, ½ cup baking soda, 1/3 cup lemon juice and ¼ cup of white vinegar, add to a spray bottle & spray tile grout & leave it sit for a few minutes before mopping.
Vinegar is a great natural cleaner, but never ever use it on natural stone as it will cause pitting which cannot be repaired!
Dusty blinds? Pop an old (clean!) sock over your hand and dip in white vinegar and use to wipe over each blade – quick and easy!
Once a month, pour 1 cup of bicarb soda down into your drains and immediately follow with 1 cup of white vinegar. Don't be alarmed: it will fizz a bit and form a little white tornado. Wait 30 minutes then flush with cold water and enjoy clean smelling, free flowing drains
Need to clean your stainless steel? Rub a little Olive Oil with a soft paper towel across the surface and say goodbye to fingerprints and streaks! To avoid scratches be sure to rub in the direction of the grain.
Once a week for 20 minutes, sit in a hot bath that contains a handful of Epsom salts, 10 drops of lavender essential oil, and half a cup of baking soda. This combo draws out toxins, lowers stress-related hormones, and balances your pH levels – you seriously have to try this one!
Attack those hard water stains on your glass and tiles with this Epsom Salt Scrub! Mix 1 cup Epsom salts, ½ cup baking soap and ¼ cup liquid dish soap in a small bowl and mix well – use to scrub those hard water stain away and see your bathroom sparkle again!
Scratches on your timber furniture? Try this magic remover! Mix ¾ cup olive oil and ¼ cup white vinegar and rub this solution into the timber and watch it come back like new!