Great Ideas! Tips to Save Time and Money

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Here are some home solutions to save you time and money;


The best way to deter gnats?  We never invite gnats to our patio party, but they seem to show up! Dab lemon juice on cotton balls and hid them around they party . Another idea is to pour 2 tablespoons each of vinegar and dish soap into a bowl and place away from food. Vinegar’s odor lures in gnats and the soap traps them.

Remove stains on patio;  So you noticed a big grease stain on your patio. To make it vanish, pour water on the spot, then cover it with a thick layer of baking soda. Let the mixture soak for about 10 minutes, then pour boiling water over it. The absorbent baking sodas soaks up surface oil while the hot water breaks down and washes away soaked-in grease.

Bathroom odor eliminated! An easy way to give your powder room a pleasant scent without having to buy chemical-laden air fresheners: Dab 3 – 5 drops of vanilla extract on the inside of the toilet paper tube. Each time the rolls spins, the subtle scent will be released so your bathrooms smells sweet.

Keep flowerpots looking like new: to ensure that the flowerpots on your patio or front porch don’t develop a coating of unsightly white mineral deposits, try this: rub a white candle along the outside of the pot, covering the entire surface. The clear wax will seal the planter without leaving a trace, preventing mineral buildup on your pots so they stray pretty all summer. This works on plastic, terra-cotta and ceramic planters.

Restore the shine to kitchen appliances. Your stainless steel appliances will look like new thanks to this surprising trick: Mix 1 Tbs. of cream of tartar  with just enough water to make a milking solution. Using a sponge, rub the liquid onto the stainless steel, then wipe with a damp cloth. When mixed with water, cream of tartar acts as a gentle abrasive that easily eliminates grease and grime. At $3 for 1.5 oz., it’s a lot less expensive than the stainless steel cleaner sold in the hardware store!

Clever way to shill wine. There’s nothing like a crisp, cool glass of white wine on a warm summer evening, but I hate to water down the delicate flavors  with ice cubes. Suggestion: put frozen grapes in the glass instead of ice. They keep wine cool without diluting it.

Thanks for reading, if you or anyone you know is in need of real estate advice, please do not hesitate to contact me,

Donna Bishop Realtor call; 239-560-3149  or email;




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