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Different Ways I Use Soapberries For A Natural Clean

by Texas Homesteader~

I was thrilled to find a soapberry tree growing in our NE Texas property. I found it far back in a remote pasture. The berries on the tree had already turned yellow in those cool autumn days.

As a matter of fact, it was the yellow orbs that attracted my attention to the three. So I took photos of the tree, leaves, bark and the berries and sent them to my extension agent for proper identification.

She reported back that the tree was a Western Soapberry Tree (or Sapindus saponaria ssp. drummondii) 

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New Year’s Goal: Quick & Easy Decluttering Of The Utensil Drawer

by Texas Homesteader ~

Many times part of your New-Year’s Goals is to declutter.  I know many various decluttering tasks are certainly sprinkled liberally in my monthly New Year’s Goals!  One area that has been sorely needful of decluttering is my utensil drawer.

So when RancherMan & I were unloading the dishwasher one day he half-teasingly mentioned the state of the utensil drawer.  I knew something had to give!

Decluttering The Kitchen Utensil Drawer! This has improved the efficiency in my kitchen megafold and was the quickest & easiest decluttering task yet. #TexasHomesteader

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Homestead Hack: Use All Of Your Spray Cleaner

by Texas Homesteader ~

Cleaning – we’ve all gotta do it #amiright??!! My favorite cleaner is much simplified from my younger days. 

Back  then I’d prance down the highly-scented cleaning aisle picking up whichever cleaner spray had the most eye-catching label.

But I recently wrote about how cleaning has become complicated.  So my cleaner of choice these days is a repurposed spray bottle with soap & water. 

Yep, soap & water! Cheap and effective.

But sometimes when I’m using that cleaning spray and I’m closer to the bottom of the mixture I have a hard time getting it to spray. 

I mean, when you tilt that bottle and the spray nozzle attachment doesn’t reach all the way into the cleaner, whaddya do?

Oh I’m so glad you asked. Check out this homestead hack, y’all.

When I get to the bottom of the cleaning spray bottle I have a hard time getting it to spray. Check out this easy HOMESTEAD HACK! #TexasHomesteader Continue reading

Grandma-Approved Cleaning Techniques For A Cozy Home

by Texas Homesteader ~

Life is busy & days seem so crammed that many people struggle to keep a tidy house. But maybe there’s an easier way. Can we all learn to clean like grandma did?

I’m nowhere the housekeeper grandma was, but here are a few things we do here on our Homestead that grandma would surely approve of…

Why have we complicated cleaning? Here are a few cleaning techniques at our Homestead that grandma would surely approve of. #TexasHomesteader

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How To Line-Dry Sheets On A Windy Day

by Texas Homesteader ~  
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Do you struggle drying your clean sheets outside due to the wind? You know the drill, you fight to get the sheets onto the line. Then the wind catches them & makes them want to set sail into the next county!  

But I’ve discovered a secret to keeping the sheets on the line on windy days! 

Sometimes it's hard to dry your sheets outside due to the wind. But I've discovered a secret to keeping the sheets on the line! #TexasHomesteader

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