Monday, January 22, 2018

Collect rain water or snow to water plants. 

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Cover the bottom of doors where air comes in with a rug or door guard.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Garbage disposal refresher cubes
Most people just throw slices of lemon rinds down the drain when their garbage disposal starts to get stinky, but there is an alternate method to clearing the air, so to speak, that works even better:

Dice both a lemon and a lime and place the bits evenly into an ice cube tray, mixing both the lemon and lime together. Then, pour white vinegar into each of the citrus-filled divots, and place the tray into the freezer. Wait 6-8 hours or until fully frozen. Once completely solid, you can now throw a couple of these cubes down your disposal. Let the motor run until it has properly cleared the contents below. At this point, the rotten food smell should be replaced with the fresh smell of lemon and lime. What a difference! 

Friday, January 19, 2018

Clean humidifiers regularly and refill with fresh water daily. Humidifiers can become breeding grounds for bacteria. Evaporation trays in air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and refrigerators should be cleaned frequently to prevent contaminants from building up. 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Don’t like color-bleed?
Preserve the colors of your clothes by adding 1 cup vinegar to the beginning of your wash cycle. It protects against color bleeding.

If you’re really worried, then soak an item overnight in a mixture of water and vinegar before you wash it with other items. I do this trick with my jeans!