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May 29, 2019

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Solar Outdoor LightYou may have seen the volcano science experiment for what happens when you pour vinegar onto baking soda. Beyond entertaining you, baking soda can make a huge difference in the smell and the efficiency of your drains.

Try adding baking soda under hot running water to freshen the drain. Baking soda can even be used in combination with hot water to unclog a drain.

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Hint 1: Keep bugs at bay

Summer nights are beautiful - that's until the mosquitos arrive!

To deter them, place lavender or peppermint plants or citronella candles in terracotta pots around your outdoor living space.

Not only will this repel bugs, but it also provides extra soft lighting.

Enjoy camping, boating, or just being outside? The No-Bite-Me Cream is a must have this summer! Not only does it work on mosquitos, but also deters tick, ant, spider, and fly bites.

It's DEET-FREE, and made with a blend of 16 essential oils which makes for a pleasant scent! More information here

Hint 2: Spend less on the go at convenience stores

Chances are, when you need a snack, water, candy or something else on a road trip, you stop at a convenience store since they are easy to find.

Unfortunately, that typically translates into higher prices! Here's one savvy way to save...Sign up for a rewards car for stores where you're most likely to stop along your way (ex: 7-Eleven, Thorton's).

You'll earn points that can be redeemed for food and beverages. Don't forget to bring your manufacturer coupons too: most convenience stores do accept them!

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'Go Green' Hint: Green Cleaning and Wood Surfaces

There are a lot of different recipes out there that call for some combination of olive oil and vinegar. (Yes, you're cleaning with salad dressing, for a floor you could eat off).

The ratio of vinegar, oil and water will vary depending on the the type of wood and the finish you have on top of it. For wood floors, try 1/4 cup of vinegar in 1 gallon of hot water. For wood furniture, start with 1 cup vinegar with 1 teaspoon oil.