DIY Anti Static Spray and Getting Rid of Static Cling

I am so darn ecstatic that cool weather is finally starting to set in.  I haven't had to turn the heat on quite yet but with temps dropping quickly, it won't be much longer.  You know what happens as soon as I turn on the heat?  Static electricity!  And with a serious love of wool, getting rid of static cling seems to be a daily battle!  I decided to put together a DIY anti static spray today to get ready for the electrical currents that will soon start driving me nuts!This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through a … [Read more...]

How to Remove Armpit Odor from Shirts

If you sweat as much as I do while you exercise, you may be wondering how to remove armpit odor from your workout tops. I have been working out like a fiend for the last year and my workout shirts are starting to smell less than fresh.  The other day I walked into the laundry room while the freshly washed laundry was tumbling in the dryer.  You know what I smelled?  Armpit odor!  YES, how gross is that?  The workout clothes I had just put through the washing machine still had enough armpit odor in them for the heat of the dryer to bring out … [Read more...]

DIY Hand Sanitizing Wipes and a 7-Day Switch Up with Viva Vantage

This DIY Hand Sanitizing Wipes and #7DaySwitchUp post is sponsored by Viva® Vantage® but all opinions are my own.We get into a rut some days when we go to the grocery store.  We bring home the same crackers for the kids, the same dinner ingredients we know they like, and even the same paper towels.  We shop with half our brain....rarely paying attention to what we grab to put in the cart.  One of the things I pick up when I go to the grocery store are natural saline wipes.  Why?  Because even though I don't have babies, I still keep a pack … [Read more...]

How to keep spiders out of the house and a DIY Natural Spider Repellent

I don't know what it is about September but the spiders here in Georgia seem to be EVERYWHERE this month.  We get giant orb weavers all over the exterior of our house who enjoy making webs across the most commonly traveled path.  A trip out to get the mail usually involves a lot of flailing and screaming as I wander into another web unintentionally.  In addition to the outdoor orb weavers, we also get an abundance of indoor spiders as well.  I don't want to kill spiders every time I turn around.  I feel guilty actually killing the poor … [Read more...]

DIY Dishwasher Tablets Give You Clean Dishes for Only Pennies!

I am not usually known for my frugal grocery shopping skills.  I have a tendency to zip through the store way too fast, throwing an assortment of random things in the cart.  Since I tend to buy a lot of organic, natural, and fresh products, my grocery bill is usually staggering.  Occasionally I glance at the price of something and am floored at how much it costs.  These DIY Dishwasher Tablets are incredibly easy to make and cost only pennies per tablet. I decided to try making a batch so I could stop bringing home that ridiculously expensive … [Read more...]

DIY Screen Cleaner and Essentials to Pack in Your Computer Bag

#spon: This DIY screen cleaner post has been sponsored. I'm required to disclose a relationship between our site and Intel This could include Intel providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment.Now that the kids are back in school, I have the house to myself to get my work done.  No interruptions from children asking for a snack.  No kids begging to use the computer to play Minecraft.  Just me and the 4 walls of my office.  And BOY do I get sick of those 4 walls pretty quickly!  Last year during an extended power outage, … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Linen Spray

Linen spray can elevate your going to bed experience from 'blah' to 'WOW' but it is not cheap to buy.  I have also found that most of the linen spray I find in stores is a touch too strong and perfumy for my liking.  I want to be able to detect just a hint of scent on my pillow, not drown in a cloud of fake chemical smells.  Homemade linen spray is incredibly easy to make and amazingly inexpensive.  You can choose the scents you like from whatever essential oils you have on hand.  I found a  (affiliate link--->>> ) Misto Olive Oil … [Read more...]

Easy Odor Control with Homemade Sneaker Sachets

I am lucky that my family is very active.  They run, play tennis, do martial arts, etc.  That leaves me with 4 pairs of sneakers that end up smelling not so fresh by the end of the week.  Since I can't afford to buy everyone new sneakers when they start to smell toxic, I decided to start trying to freshen them naturally with a few ingredients I had lying around the house.  This is a very simple way to keep your family's sneakers smelling fresh.  If you are dealing with a stinky teenage boy like I am, you will find this odor control tip very … [Read more...]

Natural Dryer Sheets For Your Laundry!

I am not a huge fan of store bought dryer sheets for a number of reasons.  I think they are seriously a waste of money and create a huge amount of unnecessary trash.  Not to mention the very fake smell left behind on my clothes, as well as the questionable chemicals involved.  Natural News discusses several health problems associated with dryer sheets if you want to learn more about this particular issue.  I found a ton of recipes online for homemade dryer sheets but a large number of them use store bought fabric softener.  I have the same … [Read more...]