Why buy products off the shelves when we can make our own that work just as well? That is what the world is now asking and the internet is delivering! Here are 10 tried and true homemade solutions to everyday problems tested by bloggers—and did I mention they all actually work?! (I have tried every one of these tips myself and can attest to their benefits.) Cheers to easy solutions to everyday problems that help us save money and are healthier for our families!
1. Remove permanent marker from wood with toothpaste! It really does work and has saved many a piece of furniture over the years. Click here for all the details and to see a before and after.
2. Tips on how to clean a dishwasher and garbage disposal. If your dishwasher isn’t cleaning like it used to, then you need to try these homemade remedies! Who knew that Kool-aid could help clean anything? Get all of the helpful tips here.
3. Make your own wrinkle releaser. My husband is addicted to this stuff! He’s not a fan of the iron and is always running late for work so wrinkle releaser is a God-send. However, it’s kind of pricey and is so incredibly easy to make yourself! Frugally Blonde has a great recipe here.
4. Kill weeds quickly and naturally with dish soap, salt, and vinegar. The Organized Life has a great recipe here that works within hours of contact.
5. Remove stains and scratches from your porcelain sink with baking soda and peroxide. Click here to find out the directions and helpful tips for getting the most out of this method. This cleaner will remove those horrible little metal marks from pots and pans!
6. If your glasses are looking dull and dingy, then you need white vinegar! Engineer Mommy has all of the how-to’s for you here.
7. Trap pesky fruit flies with vinegar. There is nothing worse than a bug infestation in your food prep area! Learn how Simply Stacie traps and kills fruit flies for good using this method.
8. Boost your laundry scent with this homemade recipe using epsom salts and essential oils. I love the just-cleaned scent of my towels and sheets and would love for it to last longer. You can buy pricey laundry booster tabs or you can make your own! Simply Shellie has the recipe and directions for you here.
9. Use essential oils mixed with water to create a bug spray that really works. I used this recipe all summer on myself and kids and we have been blissfully mosquito-bite and tick free! The smell of the spray is also so much more pleasant than choking on the fumes of commercial bug spray. Check out Life Anchored’s recipe here.
10. Clean your windows and mirrors with vinegar, rubbing alcohol, and corn starch. I use this exact recipe to clean my windows, stove, and mirrors. I leave out the corn starch and it still works great. Click here for the full recipe from Frugally Blonde.