December 26, 2018
Lift the worst carpet stains...
It's dish liquid to the rescue.
Dissolve one tablespoon of dish liquid into two cups of warm water, and blot the stain with a clean white cloth dipped into the solution. Repeat until the stain absorbs into the cloth and disappears from the carpet.
Then sponge with plain cold water, and blot dry with a clean cloth.
Handy Hints Holly
Email your favorite hints
Visit the NEW and IMPROVED archives
Hint 1: Solve smelly sneakers problem real quick
Freshen up your shoes after your Zumba class, running, or after a hard day at work by throwing these 'bad boys' in each sneaker to help control that bad odor.
Smell Wells stop the stink by utilizing activated carbon, made by bamboo which absorbs and neutralizes bad smells, and absorbs moisture.
These are a must have - I have a bunch of 2pks. I use them in my linen closets, and have given my sister a few for you sons baseball, soccer, and basketball bags and tendto get a funky smell to them.
Stinky shoes - NO MORE! Get more info on SmellWells
Hint 2: Make a stove simmer
My crafty and cleaning obsessed mother taught me this great hint that I'd like to share.
Simmer water in a small saucepan and add orange, lemon, or lime slices with some herbs like mint or lavender.
The heat permeates the sweet scent throughout the house. It is an easy trick that is handy before parties or just because it's Saturday and you are cleaning.
Get creative with your scents as well...here are some other things you can add to simmering water: Cinnamon sticks, Fresh ginger, Pine sprigs, Whole cloves, Chai tea bags, Vanilla or Almond extract