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  1. bonnie bee says:

    awesome tips!!! i love the stove top simmer but i use half water and half pineapple juice. takes the aroma to another level. thanks for sharing such useful information.

  2. I enjoy reading your posts.
    This one however, regarding scents, I would not use dryer sheets to freshen anything!
    As a person with a very sensitive sense of smell, dryer sheets are overpowering and usually made with artificial/chemical ingredients.
    I use dryer balls in my laundry, never dryer sheets!
    I do like the other ideas though.

    1. Hi Sheryl! Yes, dryer sheets are not for those that are sensitive to smells as they are definitely strong. I’ve used them for a quick fix in musty areas, but I love the smell of fresh laundry and don’t mind it. Scents are so subjective and that’s why it’s better to have no smell at all if you’re opening your home to other people! I use dryer balls too. Dryer sheets are terrible for the auto sensors in your dryer.

  3. Hi Kate, I just recently found you & am loving your posts! I feel such a kinship with you & your wonderful ideas as I too enjoy being creative in my house & home. I do, however, want to point out that you should never pour bleach down your drains as the bleach will corrode your pipes over time & could result in an expensive plumbing bill. Baking sofa is a much better & less harmful alternative. Thanks again for all your inspirational ideas! Looking forward to your next post! ☺️

    1. Hi Maria! I’m so happy you’ve found me!! I’m no plumber and I’m sure that’s correct. I’m so old school I use bleach way too much. What’s funny is, a plumber at one time suggested I do that periodically upstairs to clean out our air conditioning drain lines.🤔

  4. Irene Mochulsky says:

    Such great tips! This will come in handy!
    Thanks Irene

  5. Happy New Year, Kate. Thank you for a wonderful year of idea posts that we can adapt to our own homes.
    Thanks again,

  6. Calypso in the Country says:

    Great ideas! I just pinned! (I had to do it manually because the pin button didn’t show up….not sure if it’s an issue on your end or mine.) Thanks for sharing!

  7. This is awesome. I would love to add this to my newsletter this week. Hugs to you, my friend.