Air Freshener Hack

Do you want the Air Freshener smell but don’t want to have to spray it every 10 minutes?

Try this hack!

Tape a dryer sheet to your air conditioner vent.  Change it out when it looses its smell.

I prefer Gain Dryer Sheets Huge Box (#240) because I love how they smell and they tend to last a good while.

You can also put them in heat and a/c registers where the air blows out.  (Note:  Do NOT put them in the intake vents.  The last thing you want is a dryer sheet accidentally coming loose and clogging up your heating system.)

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Or use them in your car vents instead of those expensive clip-ons!

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Maybe even put a few on the back of your fan!

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Save Money With This Dryer TIP

Most people rely on their washer and dryer to clean clothes.  Most of those same people have no idea they could save money when it comes to their dryer!  Let me tell you how.

Take the lent trap out of your dryer and scrape or vacuum all the lent out of it.  Now take it over to the sink and run some water over the top of it.  If the water pools up on top of the screen, not only are you throwing money out the door (or dryer vent in this case) but your reducing the “life” of your dryer itself.dryer2

If water can’t get through the screen part of the lent trap then neither can air; which doesn’t happen to be optional when it comes to drying clothes.

Now that we’ve identified the problem, how do we fix it?   It’s a lot easier than you think.  All you need is some dish soap and either a scrub brush or tooth brush.soap-and-brush

Rub some dish soap on your hands then spread it around the screen.  Then use the brush to clean the screen.  After you’re done, rinse well with water.

You will now notice the water no longer pools on top of the screen.  It goes through the screen like it should.

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Give your lent trap time to dry completely before sticking it back into the dryer for use.

I do this every 1-2 months.

 

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Cheap Laundry Room Upgrade!

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Get rid of those bulky and ugly looking detergent bottles.

Make your laundry room look like it was designed right out of a magazine!

Dump your laundry detergent, bleach, softener, etc into glass containers and label them with chalkboard labels.

Supplies Needed:

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DIY Windshield Washer Fluid

As y’all probably already know, I love ANYTHING that is DIY!  I am a hands on type of Mamma!  So today I bring to you a DIY for windshield washer fluid!  ENJOY.

Ingredients:

  • 1 empty (clean) gallon jug
  • 1 gallon water
  • 1 tablespoon dish soap (use whatever you have on hand. I used Dawn)
  • 1/2 cup non-sudsing ammonia  (Note: You can substitute vinegar for ammonia if you prefer)
  • A few drops of blue food coloring (this is optional but I think it’s a good idea because it serves as a reminder/warning of the contents)

Fill an empty gallon container with water but leave room for the remaining ingredients. (This is a good way to repurpose 1 gallon plastic vinegar jugs, which I seem to go through a lot of!)

Add, dish soap, ammonia, and food coloring (optional). Recap the bottle and gently tip upside down a few times to mix ingredients. Pour into the windshield wiper fluid reservoir of your car.

If you live in a climate where the temp. drops at or below freezing, to prevent your mixture from slushing up or freezing just add in 1 cup isopropyl alcohol.

Be sure to keep the mixture out of reach of animals and children.

Time to Put Away the Christmas & Holiday Decor!

So, it’s that time of year where it’s time to put away all the Christmas and Holiday decor that you spent so much time putting up in just the right spots.  Little do you know…. you CAN do this in an organizational fashion.  Here’s some tips you might not have thought of:

  1. If you don’t have one, get a Christmas Tree Bag!  These really come in handy.  They protect artificial trees from damage, dust, moisture, and most of all spiders… eek!  They can be as simple as having nifty handles or as efficient as coming equipped with rolling wheels for easy transportation.

    Simple Christmas Tree Bag. Easy Storage.

  2. Protect your Christmas Tree Ornaments.  I like to use empty egg cartons that I’ve saved.  If you haven’t saved any that’s okay.  You can grab some from people who have extras here.

    Egg cartons make for GREAT storage!

  3. Stop throwing away money and save your gift wrap, boxes, and bags for next year.  If it has a used To/From tag on it go ahead and use another tag to cover it up so you don’t miss it next year.  IMG_6015IMG_6014
  4. Put this years Christmas Cards that you received on a 1-1/2″ metal ring and save them as a memory to look at next year.  IMG_6070
  5. Use some of your extra Christmas paper to make decorative labels for your totes.  They will be easier to find next year by the Christmas design.  IMG_6041