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Category Archive: Home Remedies

DIY Fruit Fly Trap

Recently we had our kitchen counters and sinks replaced, and then not long after that, we noticed that we had little bugs flying around our kitchen. At first, I thought they were sewer… Continue reading

Homemade Weedkiller – Cheap and Effective.

Lately I have been seeing lots of  links on both Pinterest and Facebook with recipes for homemade weedkiller. This was interesting to me since I’ve been using straight vinegar to kill weeds for… Continue reading

Natural and Effective Mosquito Repellent

We live in an area that’s right near a state park, so we have a great deal of flora and fauna, and so many mosquitos that for half the summer, it’s almost not… Continue reading

Frugal Friday – Coke as a Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Time for another episode of Frugal Friday…or is it? If you’ve ever been on Pinterest, you’ve probably seen the claim that you can clean your toilet with Coca-cola. The claim is fairly ubiquitous… Continue reading

Frugal Friday – An Attempt to Extend the Shelf-Life of Strawberries

Who doesn’t love strawberries, especially at this time of year? They are my favorite, but you know they don’t last long. Various sources on the Internet (so you know they must be true)… Continue reading

Frugal Friday – The DIY First Aid Ice Pack

Accidents happen. And when you have kids, they seem to happen a lot more often, am I right? In my opinion, you can never have too many first aid ice packs on hand.… Continue reading

A Clean Coffee Maker is a Happier, Healthier Coffee Maker

I’m not going to lie to you. Our coffee maker has a lot of miles on it. How do I repay this work horse for its years of faithful service? I just keep… Continue reading

Vinegar as a Rug Cleaner

If you look at Pinterest, it seems like a little white vinegar is the miracle substance of all times. There are claims that it can kill weeds (true, but you need to reapply… Continue reading

Oooh, Burn! DIY Hand Sanitizer Recipe

With three kids, you know we go through a lot of hand sanitizer, especially during cold and flu season. Recently I found a recipe for homemade hand sanitizer on the boards and decided… Continue reading

Cleaning a Doll – Removing Stains from Vinyl Skin, or at Least Trying My Best

What’s happened to Jessica? Somehow, The Princess’s favorite baby doll has gotten nasty black smudges all over her hands and feet. We are not sure if this is because she’s been going to… Continue reading