Category Archives: Cleaning

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How To Make An All-Natural Air Freshener For Pennies

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

I easily make my own natural air freshener using only baking soda, essential oil, a repurposed canning jar & some pretty leftover lace. It’s simple to refresh when needed and it’s an inexpensive zero-waste answer to a deodorizing problem.

I don't want artificial air fresheners & scented candles in our home. So I easily made my own air freshener with baking soda, essential oil, a repurposed canning jar & leftover lace. #TexasHomesteader

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How I Eliminated Sorting Socks In My Clean Laundry

by Texas Homesteader ~

You know how it is, you do laundry and at the end of it all there’s Mt Socks. Blue ones, red ones, white and black ones. There are socks with stripes & geometric patterns.

Sorting them to match is always a struggle for me. Some look aaaaaaalmost the same, but they’re not. Ugh.

You try to pair them up but there’s always (and I mean always) one sock of a pair missing. I swear it’s like the washing machine is toying with you by playing hide-n-seek with that one sock.

You set it aside hoping the mate will show the next time laundry is done but it doesn’t. Nor the next. Nor… Oh how I hate sorting socks!

So although I’m a huge ‘Use Whatcha Got’ fan, eliminating this maddening frustration for me is something I’m willing to do to save my sanity. Read on, dear friends.

Do you hate sorting socks? I do! But I've found an easy way to eliminate that bag of mis-matched pairs and to streamline sorting socks on laundry day. #TexasHomesteader

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