For 20 years, Bruce Lubin and his wife Jeanne have been collecting tips and hints to save time, money, and make everyday tasks easier. Their book "Who Knew?"by TeleBrands includes thousands of money-saving secrets for cooking, cleaning and other tasks around your home.
As you move from room to room, you'll discover how to affordably clean your home using all-natural, homemade cleaners; get rid of any kind of stain on the planet; organize like a whiz; keep your car at its best; and perform simple household repairs. We are republishing a fabulous tip from the book on how to make homemade air fresheners.
You don't have to spend hard-earned cash to keep your house smelling nice. Freshen it up with these crafty odor-fighting tricks.
Make a great homemade air freshener with an orange: Just cut the orange in half, remove the pulp, and fill with salt. It's effective, easy -- and cheap!
If you're not a great baker, but love the smell of fresh baked goods, try this trick: Dab a few drops of vanilla extract on a cool light bulb, then turn it on. When it heats up, the smell will fill the room.
To keep the house smelling fresh during the dog days of summer, tape fabric softener sheets onto your air conditioner filter under the grate. Not only will they exude a lovely smell, but they'll also make the filter last longer.
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