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How To Repair Water and Oil Stains On Wood

How to repair water and oil stains on wood from HousewifeHowTos.com

Housewife How To™ reader Krystle wrote me recently about a problem many of us have encountered: messy family members ruining our wood. Dear Katie, I have two questions. My husband put a hot coffee cup on our wooden bedside table and it has left a white mark that I can’t get off. Any suggestions? Also […]

How To Clean A Smelly HE Washer

How to clean a smelly HE washing machine from HousewifeHowTos

For every person who loves their high-efficiency washing machine, there seems to be two more wondering how to clean a smelly HE washer. It’s frustrating to spend the extra money on an HE appliance only to have it stink up your clothes, your laundry room, and eventually your house. Here’s how to clean a smelly […]

How To Get Dried Paint Out Of Carpet

How to get dried paint out of carpet from HousewifeHowTos

What I’m about to show you is terrifying (well, it was to me) but will show you what I learned about how to get dried paint out of carpet. Short version: prepare to do some work, but it will be worth it! See? Some background: this carpet was spotless when we moved in, but it […]

How To Clean Trash Cans

How to clean trash cans from HousewifeHowTos.com

Chances are, you don’t think about your trash cans unless they’re overflowing, or they begin to stink up your home. Nagging your husband or kids more often, or emptying them yourself, will take care of the first problem. A good monthly cleaning will take care of the second. Here’s how to clean trash cans naturally. […]

How To Make Berries Last Longer

How to make berries last from HousewifeHowTos

If you’ve spent hours picking fresh berries, or even just picked through baskets of them at the grocery store, you’ll want to know how to make berries last longer. They are, after all, one of the best flavors of summer so why not make them last? I adore summer berries: whole, sliced, frozen and plunked […]

Natural Dyes For Easter Eggs

Using natural dyes for Easter eggs is as simple as opening your refrigerator! So skip the food coloring and the hard little dye pills, and use these all-natural, non-toxic dyes made from food instead. You will need: Eggs Egg cartons (or an overturned cardboard box with X’s cut into its bottom) for drying Water White […]

Clean Your Washing Machine For Cleaner Clothes

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As with dishwashers, it seems like a machine that’s regularly filled with hot, soapy water ought to clean itself in the process. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth, especially if you have a high-efficiency washing machine that’s prone to odor and mildew. Clean your washing machine, high-efficiency or not, following these steps for […]

Homemade Air Freshener

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I love a fresh-smelling house as much as the next person, but I despise how much air fresheners cost. Studies showing they’re also toxic worry the heck out of me. I’d much rather prefer to make my own. Not surprisingly, there are several homemade mixes you can whip up to give your house a fresh […]

Homemade Fruit and Vegetable Wash

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A homemade fruit and vegetable wash isn’t just easy to make, it’s also an important step in food safety! Washing fruits and vegetables isn’t just about removing obvious dirt. Produce often harbors bacteria, bugs and other substances not readily visible to the naked eye. (Hey, did you see that lady squeezing the tomatoes? The one […]

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