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As a single income family, I am always trying to find ways to repurpose or find uses for ordinary things. I am finding some great ideas out there. Like cleaning with lemon juice or getting stains from carpets with skim milk.

What everyday hints and tips do you have to share?


Posted by teacup83, 20th April 2014


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  • Before I throw anything out I always ask myself if it can be used for anything else.

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  • Also; use boxes and cardboard cylinders for arts and crafts.

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  • Use jars to make relish, jam and preserves.

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  • I have heaps of oranges growing on 2 trees & asked what I could do with them, apart from juicing them. Someone on MoMs said to cut the orange skins up & soak them in white vinegar for a couple of weeks. I’ve done this and it makes a really powerful grease-cutting cleaner, especially useful in the kitchen. Works really well, smells great & costs almost nothing. I also found a lot of really great cleaning tips on the following page …

    http://www.howtocleanstuff.net/

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  • Apple cider vinegar is good for cleaning fruit and veggies

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  • Instead of expensive dishwashing tablets we use our cold power laundry detergent in our dishwasher. Just use a small amount or may foam too much. Certainly cleans and is a money saver.

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  • can someone please explain how skim milk gets stains out of carpet? I have never head of this

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  • Thanks for all the tips. I am glad you posted this.

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  • If you need something cleaned, reach for the bicarb and vinegar first!

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  • wow i would never have thought of these other uses

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  • it is a great site for little tips and ideas for cooking or craft.

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  • i find putting my sponges through the dishwasher gives me a lot more use out of them

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  • Wool wash is brilliant, use It on carpets, Lounges and wash the dog it as well.

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  • There are some great ideas here. Love the one about essential oils inside the roll of toilet paper! Definitely going to try that one.

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  • Bicarb soda and vinegar have become my best friends. They are useful for so many things. I clean my dishwasher out with them instead of using the expensive cleaners you can purchase from the supermarket.

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