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Did you know that if you want to keep your cotton bath towels fluffy, plus absorbent, then do not use fabric sheets or softener when you wash and dry them. They may feel softer, but they will not absorb as they should. Happy showering.

Did you know that if you organize your yard sale ahead of time all will go smoother. Price everything and arrange things so that what goes together is together. Do not forget to make your self comfortable with a place to sit, light-weight clothes, adequate shade, some snacks, and fluids for hydration. Good luck.

Want your drains to smell better and have less buildup? Mix half a cup of baking soda with a quarter of a cup of salt and pour it down your drain. Follow that with two cups of white vinegar. Watch it foam and bubble for about five minutes. Then put the stopper in and fill the basin with hot water. While the water is still running open the drain and let the water run out.

Does yesterday’s fish supper still make your kitchen smell fishy? To get rid of the odor, just boil one cup of water and three tablespoons of white vinegar in a small saucepan for a few minutes. That should do the trick.

Run out of dish liquid? A teaspoon of liquid or powdered laundry detergent works great in hot water. The only drawback is the substitute will dry your hands out quickly, so keep the lotion handy.

No stain pre-treater? You can use hydrogen peroxide as a stain fighter. Test in a hidden place on the article with the stain first. If all is okay, just dab away and wash immediately in the warmest temperature permitted on the article’s care label.

If you have some delicates that have to be hand washed and can’t be wrung out, put them in a colander to rinse and drip dry. When they have dripped their last drop, hang them up or put them in the dryer for a few minutes on low heat.

These are just a few more helpful hints to save you some time and money. Hope they help.

 

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