do it yourself

Do It Yourself Weed Killer

DIY weed killer. 3 gallons for around $4.00. Supposedly works as good as the store bought stuff, but I haven’t tried it yet. If anyone does this, let me know the results!

1 gallon apple cider vinegar
1/2 c table salt
1 tsp. Dawn
Mix and pour into a spray bottle and start spraying.

home tips: homemade magic eraser

Homemade Magic Eraser

1/2 tsp. of Borax
1 tsp of Baking Soda
1/2 cup of hot water

1. Place the 1/2 tsp. of Borax in a shallow bowl. Then pour the hot water on top and mix with a fork, spoon or whisk until dissolved.

2. Add the 1 tsp. of baking soda and mix until all powder is dissolved and the water is nearly clear in color.

3. Using a sponge, start cleaning away!

Found on www.thethriftycouple.com

home organization tips for Florida homeowners

9 Quick Tips for Keeping Your Home Feeling Serene and Organized:

1. Be wary of bargains, sales, hand-me-downs and give-away. Do you really need this thing? Or love it? Beware: because of the “endowment effect,” we value things more once we own them. Once that thing enters your home, it will be tough to get it out again.

2. Never label anything “Miscellaneous.”

3. Remember: most decisions don’t require extensive research. Aim to be a satificer, not a maximizer.

4. Don’t let yourself fall into “empty.” Keep cash in the house. Keep gas in your tank. Keep an extra roll of toilet paper squirreled away. Keep your phone charged.

5. Don’t keep excessive amounts of anything. Those glass vases that come from florists. Those ketchup packets that come with take-out food. A house with two adults probably doesn’t need fifteen mismatched souvenir coffee cups.

6. Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good. Lower the bar. Actually spending ten minutes clearing off one shelf is better than fantasizing about spending a weekend cleaning out the basement.

7. Clean while you cook (literally and metaphorically).

8. Put things away in a specific place. It’s much easier to find things later, and it’s oddly satisfying to slot things into their precise places. “Ah, this particular basket on this shelf is the place for the AAA batteries.”

9. Make your bed. I know it sounds trivial, but it’s a bigger happiness booster than you’d expect.