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For wilted vegetables – crisp them up by soaking them in a mix of lemon and ice water.

Fabric softener sheets are designed to break up water spots so they're great for cleaning glass shower doors.

Kathy Zengolewicz

Kathy Zengolewicz

Vinegar and baking soda clean just about everything, but don't mix them together. When mixed together the erupt in a bubbling mess.

Oven cleaner can be used to clean stubborn stains and soap scum that has accumulated on a fiberglass shower enclosure. After rinsing, if there are any stains left, use a Magic Eraser and remove them.

To ward off ants try mixing sage and white pepper together and sprinkle it in the affected area.

As your light bulbs blow out, replace them with compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) The cost more to buy, but use ¼ of the electricity and last many years longer than regular bulbs.

Basil has been know chase mosquitoes away.

Try washing your dishes by hand a couple of times a week. When you do use a dishwasher, only run it when it is full.

Start paying your bills online. It will save paper, energy and money.

To create a polish for leather boil 1 ¼ cups of linseed oil and let it cool. Add 1 ¼ cups of vinegar and apply to leather with a clean, soft cloth. Buff dry.

Want to use natural dyes? Liquify some fruits with a little hot water and then strain them to extract their natural dyes. Apply several coats to item you want to dye and seal it with a coat of varnish.

If you don't already recycle, please start.

Take care. I'll talk to you soon!

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