These cleaning tips aren’t so much a DIY as in creating something but more of a DIY as in reusing something … in a different way. Here, let me explain.
To Clean a Lampshade:
After drying your clothing in your dryer remove the used dryer sheet and keep it to one side for use at a later time. Whenever it’s time to clean the dust off of your lampshade I’ve found that it’s best to use up my used dryer sheets for this very purpose! Yup! Cleaning your lampshade with the used dryer sheets will recycle the dryer sheets, pull away dust from the lampshade, and prevent static cling. FYI the prevention of static cling means that less dust will land on your lampshade … what an added bonus!
To Air Freshen With Your Vacuum:
What you read is correct. You can make an air freshener out of your vacuum by simply soaking a cotton ball in vanilla and then putting it into your vacuum’s cleaner bag. When you vacuum you’ll be getting rid of your household smells; like pet, cooking, or other smells. You’ll be left with a lovely scent instead. Simple and effective!
Your very own DIY Shower Spray will help cut down costs but will also cut down on mildew!
What You Need:
Empty spray bottle
Mix one part vinegar with ten parts water in the empty spray bottle.
Shake and spray your new DIY Non-Toxic Daily Shower Spray in your shower that will fight mildew!
DIY Personalized Carpet Cleaner
What You Need:
1 box baking soda
Essential oil, make sure it is 100% pure essential oil
Empty plastic container (one to shake the cleaner out of – like a large spice container)
That’s really all you need! Now here’s how to make your great
- Clean and completely DRY the plastic container
- Fill it half-way with baking soda
- Add about five drops of your favorite essential oil
- Give the powder a good shake
- Fill the container the rest of the way up with baking soda
- Add five more drops of essential oil
- Shake the container once againNow your chemical free carpet cleaner is ready to use!
Shake a thin layer on your carpet. Let it sit for about 5-10 minutes, then vacuum.
TIP – To ensure completely safe to use on your carpet, test on a small spot first.