DIY Fabric Softener

SAMSUNG

Items you’ll need:

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  • a bowl to mix in
  • 6 cups hot water
  • 2 cups hair condioner
  • 3 cups vinegar
  • spoon to mix with
  • a container to poor mixture in
  • funnel

Directions:

  • Mix ingredients into large bowl.
  • Mix, do not shake, until all conditioner is mixed well, no chunks. This takes a while.
  • Poor into clean container for storage. I used an old laundry detergent bottle cleaned.

DIY Oven Cleaner

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I hate using chemicals to clean my oven! So when I went online to find a DIY cleaner I found a few and now I am sharing them with you.

Baking Soda and water:

Sprinkle a thick layer of baking soda onto the bottom of a cool oven.

Using a spray bottle, spray the baking soda down until it is damp, not saturated. The water and baking soda together will help break down the food particles.

Every few hours spray the baking soda down again to keep it moist. Continue this process over several hours, spraying water as the baking soda begins to dry out.

Scrape out the baking soda, I used a spatula.

Rinse the bottom of the oven out thoroughly.

This method does work, a little time consuming but overall, I am pleased with the results.

Salt and vinegar:

Set the temperature to about 125 degrees.

When the oven is warmed up, dampen the caked on areas with vinegar, then pour salt directly over the grime.

Then, turn off the oven and let it cool down.

You can then scrape off the salted areas and wipe down with a wet towel to get the crumbs out.

My reviews on this was mixed. After following the steps completely, I still had grime in my oven. And, I didn’t like that I had to turn on my oven risking the chance of burns.

Baking Soda and vinegar:

Spray down the oven with vinegar.

Sprinkle baking soda over the affected area.

Let it sit for several minutes. It will react with the vinegar and may get bubbly.

Gently scrub until you’ve removed the gunk, then wipe down with warm soapy water.

I loved cleaning my oven this way! What I did different was I didn’t just spot clean it I cleaned the complete oven.

DIY Colored Light Switch Plates!

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Material Used:

Rit Liquid Dye —  Your choice.  (you can mix to get the right color)
White Switch Wallplates, made of unbreakable nylon
Measuring Cup & Measuring Spoons
Small, Shallow 2-Cup Dyeing Container
Spoon for stirring dye
Rubber Gloves
Plastic Table Cover

Directions:

Note:  Make sure that the switch wallplates are made of nylon.  Wallplates are available in other materials, but only nylon can be dyed.

1. Choose your colors or custom colors from the ColoRit Color Formula Guide.

2. Cover your work surface with a plastic table cover.

3. Wash the switch wallplates in warm soapy water.

4. Shake all dye bottles just before measuring dye amounts needed.

5. Pour 1 cup very hot water (at least 140°F) into small shallow container.  If water is not hot enough, heat some in the microwave or in a tea kettle.  Wearing rubber gloves, measure dye needed, following the recipe in the Color Formula guide.  Add to the water; stir well.

6. Immerse the switch wallplate and screws into the dye mixture.  Allow the switch plate and screws to soak in the dye solution for 1-10 minutes.  Check the switch plate often in natural light to see how the color is progressing.

7. Once complete remove from dye and dry. The switch plate will be slightly darker when it dries completely.