Tag Archives: cleaning

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

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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How To Make An Easy Laundry Scent Booster

by Texas Homesteader 

I make a simple laundry scent booster using only 2 simple ingredients. Although I love the scent of sunshine on our clean line-dried laundry, sometimes you want a little sumpin’ more.

That’s when I took matters into my own hands and using a couple of standard items made a delightful lavender-scented laundry scent booster. Come see!

My homemade laundry detergent smells great but sometimes you want a stronger scent. Making a scent booster is inexpensive and easy! #TexasHomesteader

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Homestead Hack: Quick Cleaning For Coffee Mugs

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

RancherMan & I like our morning coffee. A lot. 

Each morning before we begin our outside homestead chores we complete our computer work inside while enjoying those hot steamin’ cups o joe. 

When we’ve had our fill for the morning (Ok, after SEVERAL cups. OK TWO POTS – don’t judge me!) we rinse out our coffee mugs and place them on a shelf to await our morning coffee routine the following day.

But after a couple of days the coffee-bean oils begin to coat and stain the cup. 

Never fear, there’s an easy and natural way to bring that coffee mug back to its previous sparkling perfection. And I use a natural ingredient that in all probability you have sitting in your kitchen right now! Check out today’s Homestead Hack demonstration…

NATURAL COFFEE MUG CLEANING Homestead Hack. When coffee oils stain the mug, use a natural ingredient that you already have! #TexasHomesteader Continue reading