Quick and easy homemade streak free window cleaner, just two ingredients! No more expensive name brands when you can make it yourself!

Quick and easy homemade streak free window cleaner, just two ingredients! No more expensive name brands when you can make it yourself!Because this Fast Fix Friday is SO fast, there’s two today!

Homemade Streak Free Window Cleaner AND an All-Purpose Cleaner

I like these not only because it’s so easy & cheap, but also I LOVE the idea of matching labeled spray bottles instead of different shaped ones regular cleaning sprays come in (more on that at the end of the post).

Streak Free Window Cleaner

  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 tsp. blue Dawn dish soap (I’ve used other kinds, but Dawn seems to work the best!)

All Purpose Cleaning Spray 

  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Borax natural detergent (find this at your local grocery store in the laundry aisle)

Quick and easy homemade streak free window cleaner, just two ingredients! No more expensive name brands when you can make it yourself!

For both recipes combine the ingredients in a spray bottle and shake to mix.

Now on to my favorite part: matching bottles & labels.

I found these spray bottles on Amazon and really liked them. They’re sturdier than the typical spray bottle. The tall and narrow design fits under my sink better than traditional bulkier odd shaped sizes. You could put any type of labels on these bottles, but I prefer these waterproof ones. Now I question whether these would last if I submerged in to water, but I can tell that they’re made of a stronger more ‘plastic-y’ material. I’ve used them daily (well… maybe 🙂 ) for over a year and the labels still look like new.

Now there’s no excuse not to clean the windows!

Quick and easy homemade streak free window cleaner, just two ingredients! No more expensive name brands when you can make it yourself!
Quick and easy homemade streak free window cleaner, just two ingredients! No more expensive name brands when you can make it yourself!Some of the links in this list are affiliate links. It doesn’t cost you any extra, but I earn a little commission if you decide to purchase. Regardless of whether or not I receive a commission, I only recommend products that I personally use and genuinely recommend!

 

 

Quick and easy homemade streak free window cleaner, just two ingredients! No more expensive name brands when you can make it yourself!

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How can velcro help in organizing appliance cords? This simple 5 minute project will have your appliance cords organized easily!

How can velcro help in organizing appliance cords? This simple 5 minute project will have your appliance cords organized easily!
My husband asked me if I was running out of things to organize when he saw this project. First, did he really think I was going to run out of things to organize? But in all seriousness, I hate the way cords tend to get in the way.

This quick and easy Fast Fix Friday simply requires a ‘cordy’ appliance and velcro! (I used this one, which comes in white OR black and can be easily cut to fit perfectly.)

How can velcro help in organizing appliance cords? This simple 5 minute project will have your appliance cords organized easily!

Make sure your appliance is clean before attaching any velcro on it. I just spray a little all purpose cleaner and wipe off with a paper towel.

Then wrap the cord around the appliance as you normally would. Add a piece of velcro on to the plug-in and the other to the appliance, avoiding any spots that could be warm when plugged in.

How can velcro help in organizing appliance cords? This simple 5 minute project will have your appliance cords organized easily!

Note that I only use velcro on appliances that heat up IF there’s a part of the appliance that stays cool while plugged in (such as my curlers).  I get nervous that the velcro may start on fire, so I skip this for things like my crock pot and straightener.

May tangled cord now be a thing of your past!

How can velcro help in organizing appliance cords? This simple 5 minute project will have your appliance cords organized easily!

How can velcro help in organizing appliance cords? This simple 5 minute project will have your appliance cords organized easily!

Some of the links in this list are affiliate links. It doesn’t cost you any extra, but I earn a little commission if you decide to purchase. Regardless of whether or not I receive a commission, I only recommend products that I personally use and genuinely recommend!

 

 

How can velcro help in organizing appliance cords? This simple 5 minute project will have your appliance cords organized easily!

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Easy Overnight Hand Moisturizer that allows you to moisturize while you sleep! This is the ultimate beauty hack time saver!
So technically this Fast Fix Friday takes longer than 5 minutes …. depending on how long you sleep tonight.

I’m no beauty expert and this definitely isn’t a beauty column, but I do have a nack for time saving tips which extends in to the beauty department.

With the cold weather, my hands always seem to get extra dry. Standard lotion just doesn’t do the trick. But I found a solution. If you’re willing to look a little goofy during your sleep I can guarantee soft moisturized hands by the time you wake up!

Easy Overnight Hand Moisturizer that allows you to moisturize while you sleep! This is the ultimate beauty hack time saver!

All you need is a jar of petroleum jelly & old cotton gloves. (Use gloves not mittens.) Yes you can buy specialty gel filled spa gloves, but much to my excitement, I found my cheaper version works better!

Easy Overnight Hand Moisturizer that allows you to moisturize while you sleep! This is the ultimate beauty hack time saver!I opted for my old Miami University red gloves that surprisingly don’t seem go with any of my dress coats :). Now I think of my alma mater any time my cuticles are getting bad.

Simply slather on petroleum jelly all over your hands, slip them in to your gloves and hit the hay! The gloves help hold in the moisture all throughout the night. You’ll have softer hands by the time your alarm goes off.

Wishing your beautiful soft hands and a good night sleep!

Easy Overnight Hand Moisturizer that allows you to moisturize while you sleep! This is the ultimate beauty hack time saver!Easy Overnight Hand Moisturizer that allows you to moisturize while you sleep! This is the ultimate beauty hack time saver!

 

 

 

Easy Overnight Hand Moisturizer that allows you to moisturize while you sleep! This is the ultimate beauty hack time saver!

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Make a cheaper version of the fancy department store lip scrub with your own diy lip scrub with just 2 ingredients in less than 5 minutes!

Make a cheaper version of the fancy department store lip scrub with your own diy lip scrub with just 2 ingredients in less than 5 minutes!
I love when I can make something easily at my home that would typically cost me a fortune at a store. There’s a bunch of new fancy lip scrubs out on the market today and although I can be a sucker for a fun new product, this one is just so simple to make on my own!

This week’s Fast Fix Friday is an easy DIY lip scrub solution using stuff you already have at home. Right in time for the cold winter …. your dry lips will thank you!

All you need to make this diy lip scrub:

  1. Petroleum jelly
  2. Sugar
  3. Small jar with lid (or you could even use an old eye cream jar!)

Make a cheaper version of the fancy department store lip scrub with your own diy lip scrub with just 2 ingredients in less than 5 minutes!

Mix (with your finger) equal parts of petroleum jelly and sugar in to the small jar. I typically fill the jar 2/3 full. (You can use a larger mixing bowl, as it will be easier to mix, but the petroleum jelly is kind of messy. I’d rather NOT have to clean a mixing bowl with petroleum jelly all over it!)

Use the scrub a couple times a week by applying the mixture with your fingers to your lips and scrub gently. Wash off with a washrag and dry with a towel. If you have any leftover on your fingers, use them to exfoliate your hands and nail cuticles!

Finally apply chap stick to keep them moisturized!

(and it’s another easy product to pop in your toiletry caddy!)

Make a cheaper version of the fancy department store lip scrub with your own diy lip scrub with just 2 ingredients in less than 5 minutes!

Make a cheaper version of the fancy department store lip scrub with your own diy lip scrub with just 2 ingredients in less than 5 minutes!Make a cheaper version of the fancy department store lip scrub with your own diy lip scrub with just 2 ingredients in less than 5 minutes!

 

 

Make a cheaper version of the fancy department store lip scrub with your own diy lip scrub with just 2 ingredients in less than 5 minutes!

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Clean your coffee maker with just 2 ingredients found in your kitchen! Takes only 5 minutes! Part of our 'Fast Fix Friday' weekly series.

Clean your coffee maker with just 2 ingredients found in your kitchen! Takes only 5 minutes! Part of our 'Fast Fix Friday' weekly series.
Apparently the amount of coffee I drink doesn’t correlate to the frequency that I clean my coffee maker. Even though I drink about a pot a day (I know, it’s gross), the last time I cleaned my coffee pot was over a year ago (yes, that’s even grosser). I remember that because when I cleaned it, I used vinegar. Super popular and there’s about a zillion Pinterest pins about it. Unfortunately for me, even though I rinsed and rinsed, the vinegar smell and taste lingered for days in my coffee maker. I thought I’d have to wait days until I drank another cup of coffee… and then I remembered I live in Seattle, the home of coffee, literally on every block.

But what I did learn that I won’t use vinegar again.

Fortunately there’s another solution, and as you guessed ….. it can be done in 5 minutes!

Clean your coffee maker with just 2 ingredients found in your kitchen! Takes only 5 minutes! Part of our 'Fast Fix Friday' weekly series.

All you need is:

  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup baking soda

Clean your coffee maker with just 2 ingredients found in your kitchen! Takes only 5 minutes! Part of our 'Fast Fix Friday' weekly series.

Pour baking soda in to the coffee pot full of water. Mix with a spoon. With your coffee maker turned on, pour the baking soda water through the coffee maker and run the coffee maker as normal (minus a coffee filter). Once its finished running, pour the hot baking soda water back in the tank and run through the process two more times.

Clean your coffee maker with just 2 ingredients found in your kitchen! Takes only 5 minutes! Part of our 'Fast Fix Friday' weekly series.Then use a sponge or rag to clean out the inside of the coffee pot with the baking soda water still inside (the baking soda will help remove the coffee residue more easily).

Dump out the baking soda water, rinse and add fresh water to the coffee pot. Pour in the lemon juice and run through the coffee maker one last time.

and ….

TADA! Coffee maker cleaned! No vinegar smelling coffee maker, no running to Starbucks needed.

To celebrate, I made a cup (errr… pot) of coffee. Caffeinated Lindsay = happy.


Clean your coffee maker with just 2 ingredients found in your kitchen! Takes only 5 minutes! Part of our 'Fast Fix Friday' weekly series.

Clean your coffee maker with just 2 ingredients found in your kitchen! Takes only 5 minutes! Part of our 'Fast Fix Friday' weekly series.

Clean your coffee maker with just 2 ingredients found in your kitchen! Takes only 5 minutes! Part of our 'Fast Fix Friday' weekly series.

 

 

 

Clean your coffee maker with just 2 ingredients found in your kitchen! Takes only 5 minutes! Part of our 'Fast Fix Friday' weekly series.

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