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Did You Know? New Uses for Old School Products

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We all want to to find out new ways to use our old school products. Yes! There are new uses for tired old products and now you can try them out! They are really inexpensive, the largest size of all three will collectively cost only 6 dollars. I save a lot in alternative products every year by using them, and in most instances they do a better job. Now that cutting back is important, and caring for the environment is on the forefront, the old standby uses for these item are back again. Yet, what else can we use them for? There are so many uses, but I can only list a few. I have complied a list of how I use these three useful items in my home and some new ones that I never have thought.

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Baking Soda

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Hair Cleanser

If daily use of mousse or gel is weighing down your glorious locks, add a pinch or two of baking soda to your shampoo once a week to remove product buildup. Getting squeaky-clean strands is a piece of cake.

Carpet Freshener

To absorb stale odors from carpet (and to generally freshen up a room), scatter soda on it, wait a few hours, then vacuum up the powder.

Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Scrub it with a 2 to 1 ratio of Baking soda and olive oil

Anti-itch Ointment

Mix with water into paste and apply to insect bites, poison ivy or rashes to prevent itching.

Diaper Rash Relief

Add 2 Tablespoons in bath water.

Keep Flowers Fresh

Add a teaspoon to the water at the bottom of vase.

Odor-free linen closets

Place open box of baking soda in bottom of closet.

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Remove Built up Grease on Baking Sheets

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Vinegar

Shower Head Cleaner

Tie a baggie full of white vinegar around your shower head to remove grime and built-up residue in an hour

Dishwasher Cleaner

Clean your dishwasher by getting rid of detergent buildup and hard water stains: Pour 1 cup of white vinegar into your dishwasher and run on empty with hot water

Ant Repellent

Get rid of ant infestations by spraying ants with a 50/50 solution of water and white vinegar.

Laundry Softener

Soften and freshen laundry by adding white vinegar to the wash water.

Bath Booster

Add 1/2 cup of vinegar to the water to soothe dry skin—and get a cleaner bath tub. Use lavender or jasmine essential oils to counteract the smell.

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Hydrogen Peroxide

Carpets and Upholstery Stain Remover

Combine equal parts hydrogen peroxide and liquid detergent and pour over the stain. Blot with a towel, wash with warm water, and let it dry. I personally have never had a problem using it in this manner.

For Blood. It is a bleach, so it’ll help get rid of a blood stain. Pour it directly onto the stain and let it sit for about five minutes. Blot and rinse in cold water. You may need to repeat this once or twice to fully lift the stain. Word of warning: because it is a type of bleach and can whiten clothes – use caution and do a test first.

Nail Whitener

Using 3 percent hydrogen peroxide, soak a cotton ball with it, and then rub it on your nails.

Eliminates Mold

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service agrees that it will clean up mold.

Toilet Cleaner

Pour in bowl and soak for 25 minutes and then scrub clean.

Refrigerator and Dishwasher Cleaner

Apply, soak and wipe clean.

Eliminate Armpit Sweat Stains

Place 1 part dish washing liquid and 2 parts hydrogen peroxide on the stained area. Let sit for 1 hour before rinsing in cold water.

Grow Mushrooms in Refrigerator

You can grow oyster mushrooms in a freezer bag in your fridge. Here are the instructions. What other tips do you have for using these old school products?

My Personal Accent!

Angela

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