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Disposable Shop Towels: Use, Launder, Reuse, Repeat

My husband uses disposable blue shop towels when he’s working on our vehicles, including a greasy and oily farm tractor. While they are made of paper, these towels are extremely tough. I have begun to use them for housecleaning projects as well. When they are dirty, I throw them in the laundry. They come out […]


DIY Dryer Sheets

I make my own fabric softener “sheets” by mixing 2 tablespoons of inexpensive liquid fabric softener with 2 cups of water. I cut up my old dishrags and soak a small square in the mixture.  Then I squeeze out what I can and throw it in the dryer. For a while, I was having a […]


Laced Up Basket

I had hoped that my plastic laundry basket would last until the next half-off sale. No such luck. It split right down both sides. I wondered what Mary Hunt would do. The answer was easy. I laced it together with a piece of rope and tied it with a bow. It works great and now […]


Keep ’em Zipped!

Most of us launder and or dry jeans and dark-colored t-shirts in the same load. And that’s a disaster just waiting to happen. It’s the zippers. When metal zippers are left unzipped to flop around in all that tumbling and agitation in the washer and dryer, those little zipper “teeth” are like chainsaws tearing up […]


Faster Bedsheet Changing

The first time using new sheets, I take all the time necessary to line the top sheet up “just so.” Then, I grab a permanent marker, or using contrasting thread do a quick running stitch, to mark the bottom corners and again near the top (but under where it’ll be hidden by the blanket when […]


Laundry Bag Danger

Laundry bags are great to use to keep small laundry items together while being washed and to help protect finer items. What I discovered last week about my laundry bags helped me understand why some of my laundry items were getting damaged: Each of my bags had a damaged zipper pull! This created a sharp […]


Reuse Squeeze Bottles!

I LOVE Mary’s many recipes for spot and stain removers, but always struggled with what to keep them in and how to apply them without making a mess. Until I thought of saving my squeeze bottles from a variety of condiments! They are the perfect sizes, reusable and have an applicator tip! and best of […]