April 4, 2001

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Spots on CarpetHere's hint/tip on a homemade all-purpose carpet cleaning solution. Fill a spray bottle with white vinegar and water (half & half). Spray then lay down paper towels on the spot. It will help lift a lot of spills.

 

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Using LessUse as little of a product as possible. Try starting out using half of what you would normally use and then go from there. Also, buy generic and store brand products.

 

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Convenience FoodsI cook from scratch, which is a big money saver. I rarely buy convenience foods. Once in a while I will find a tremendous deal on something, only then do I buy it.

 

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Save Energy and Money When Doing LaundryWhen washing, to save on electric and detergent, use 1/2 cold water and let clothes soak (reduce detergent and add baking soda). Do something else while they soak. They will come out just as clean.

 

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Keeping Soap DryI keep bath soap in an old nylon stocking in the bath. I can then use the soap just fine and hang it up after use for drying so it doesn't get mushy.

 

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Uses for Baking SodaPut baking soda in your kitchen sink, then add vinegar, after it stops fizzing it smells better. Also use baking soda to brush your teeth and under your arms for odor control.

 

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Stretch Your Taco MeatStretch your taco meat by mixing it 50% with potatoes chopped into tiny pieces.

 

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