Cheap laundry detergent booster

To get the most mileage out of your laundry detergent and to help you use less of it try this idea; Add 1/2 cup of baking soda to the laundry machine when you add the detergent to boost its cleaning powers.  As well as boosting the cleaning the baking soda will act as a deodorizer and a brightener on the fabrics. You’ll probably notice when doing this that you can use less of your laundry detergent!


Get rid of bad odors from shoes

If you’ve already tried baking soda, newspaper, and etc. to get rid of the odors in your shoes or work boots and they have not worked here is something else to try. Place the offending footwear, bagged or unbagged, in a freezer overnight. This works because the bacteria that causes the odor can’t survive in below freezing temperatures so the root of the problem is killed. Just remember to take them out of the freezer early enough to warm up if you’re planning on wearing them the next morning!!