Remove permanent marker with alcohol


I spent some time this week testing the best ways to remove permanent marker from different things. Here are the results. From Paint:         From carpet: I first tried white vinegar, which didn’t take the stain out very well. Then I tried removing it with rubbing...

Where’s the circus?

Shop it to me

Cat training is a tough thing to do. (I actually think cats train us more than we train them.) But here is a suggestion: While you’re gone during the day, leave a portable motion sensor on the couch. You can find them at Radio Shack. When it detects motion...

A washer with a smell


One of my fans asked me how to get the funky smell out of her washing machine. Vinegar was the go-to product for this in the old days. Although you would need to run the load a second time with regular detergent to get the vinegar smell out.  It...

Fresh berries


Don’t you hate it when you bring home some fresh berries and two days later they’re all moldy in your fridge? Here’s a way to keep them fresher longer. When you bring them home, mix up a solution that’s 1 part vinegar and 10 parts water. Rinse the berries...

Dish sense


The dishwasher is a great appliance and handy in so many ways; for example cleaning baseball hats. Do you have some dirty baseball hats around the house? You may have heard that the dishwasher is a great place to wash them. If you’ve ever tried to wash your baseball...

Squeaky clean

Cleaning supplies with bucket

Cleaning the kitchen is never an easy task and every money and time saving tip comes in handy. If you want to clean the dishwasher: pour vinegar into the machine when it’s filling with water To easily clean the garbage disposal pour ice cubes and lemons simultaneously into the disposal....

Dirty laundry


Are you notorious for losing socks while doing laundry? Then try this tip that I love. Take a scrap piece of carpet and cut it so that it fits between your washer and dryer. Make sure it sticks at least 2 inches out in front of them. Why? The...

Can they walk a straight line?

Do your socks smell even after you wash them? If so, try soaking them in vodka or vinegar. Personally, I’d try the vinegar first before wasting the vodka.

A clean dishwasher

Cleaning the dishwasher: Pour vinegar into the machine when it’s filling with water

Un-mark the spot

When a new puppy or kitten “marks a spot” in your house, it’s important to get the smell out. One of the best ways to do this is to apply vinegar. Just make sure to test the vinegar on a small hidden area first to make sure that it...

Wipe away grime

This is an old tip, but still applicable today. If your windshield wipers are not working that well, it’s possible that they’re just covered with grime. To remove the grime, wipe them down with vinegar.

A new first-aid kit

Speaking of WD-40, a lot of people don’t know that it works on bee stings. Vinegar is the usual cure, but I bet you can find your WD-40 quicker than the vinegar. (It should be located right next to your duct tape!)