Over time, towels build up detergent and fabric softener, leaving them unable to absorb as much water and smelly. Recharge them by washing them once with hot water and vinegar, then a time with hot water and half cup baking soda. This strips the residue.
How to get wax out of old candles to reuse containers. I will be so glad I pinned this! For full/old smelly wax.fill sink full of hot/boiling water & pour out wax. For mostly empty containers, hot/boiling water IN container
Turn whites back to white whites: HOT HOT HOT water 1 cup of laundry detergent 1 cup powdered dish washer detergent 1 cup bleach cup borax Small loads for concentrated cleaning power Pre-Soak as long as you can stand or overnight
Turn a bar of soap into 2 liters of liquid hand soap! "All it takes is melting the soap with water, adding a little vegetable glycerin, and voilà, you have made liquid hand soap." 1 c soap flakes 10 c water 1 Tbs glycerin