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How To : Develop film with coffee and washing soda

Give a new look to your photographs! Use coffee! This video tutorial will show you how to develop film with coffee and washing soda, along with a little vitamin C. Developing photos with this so-called "Caffenol" developing, produces pictures lovely, soft-contrast, black-and- ...more

How To : Make your own laundry soap

To make your own laundry soap you will need washing soda, borax, and a bar of pure soap. Any bar of soap will work. You just don't want to use a moisturizing soap or other soaps with added ingredients. Take your bar of soap and grate it into a storage container using a cheese ...more

How To : Save money by making your own laundry detergent

Brew laundry detergent that cleans your clothes for just three cents a load -- a fraction of what it costs with store-bought detergent. You will need: Water A bar of soap A cup of washing soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate A half a cup of Borax A box of baking soda Four ...more

How To : Make your own laundry soap at home

In this video, we learn how to make homemade laundry soap! To do this you will need: one bar of ivory or handmade lye soap, borax and washing soda. First, grate your bar of soap and place into a large plastic container. Next, add 1/2 cup of Borax to your shredded soap followed ...more

How To : Make Your Own DIY Leaf Skeleton

Making your own leaf skeleton is a fun, DIY project where you strip green leaves of their outer coating and tissue, leaving behind the "skeleton" of delicate veins underneath. Leaf skeletons can then be used as framed art pieces, or delicate decor for homemade cards or ornamen ...more

How To : Remove rust with electricity

This video demonstrates a great way to take rust off of metal piece that are hard to clean by hand. You will need a plastic bucket, a wire hanger, and a battery charger. In the bucket mix one gallon of water and one tablespoon of washing soda. You can make washing soda in the ...more

How To : Develop Black & White Film with Caffenol

If MacGyver ever needed to develop some black and white film, this is how he would do it. Check out this awesome recipe for film developer, which uses instant coffee, Vitamin C, and washing soda to set up your own darkroom developing lab. Video: .

News : Help Planet with DIY Laundry Detergent

The Recipe A quick search online will show you that there's no shortage of homemade laundry soap recipes: Here's one from The Simple Dollar. And we've got 10 more at Money Talks News. But below is one that seems to work pretty well. You'll need: • 4 cups of water. • 1/3 bar ...more

How To : Make homemade laundry detergent

In this tutorial, we learn how to make homemade laundry detergent. To make this, you will need: 6 c water, 1/3 bar grated laundry soap, 1/2 c washing soda, and 1/2 c borax. To start, you will heat up the water and the soap in a large pan until it's all dissolved. Then, you wil ...more

How To : Make your own laundry soap

In this tutorial, we learn how to make laundry soap. First, grate soap up into a large bowl. After this, pour the soap into a large pot. Add in 6 c water, then heat this up on medium heat for 40 minutes, not letting the soap boil. Next, add in washing soda and borax into the p ...more

How To : Make homemade liquid laundry detergent

In order to make Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent, you will need the following materials: A dutch oven or a large pot, a grater, a spoon, ¬O cup of Borax, ¬O cup of Arm & Hammer Washing Soda, a bowl, a measuring cup, 3-5 gallon cleaning bucket, empty plastic detergent bottles ...more

How To : Make aThai street vendor style mussel pancake

Thai street vendor food can be quiet inexpensive, not to mention absolutely delicious! But what is their secret to these sidewalk dishes? Follow along with this cooking how to video as a Thai food vendor shows you how to make a fried mussel pancake. It can be made with oysters ...more

How To : Wash cloth diapers

Cloth diapers are a little bit more work than the disposable kind. No need to worry, with some regular laundry detergent and vinegar your baby will be happy as a clam in his clean and irritant free diapers. It’s a dirty job but someone’s got to do it! Keeping your baby’s diap ...more

How To : Make a baking soda volcano project

In this video, we learn how to make a homemade volcano. You will need: 6 cups of all purpose flour, 2 cups of salt, 4 tablespoons of cooking oil, an empty plastic soda bottle, dish washing liquid, food coloring (optional), vinegar, 2 tablespoons of baking soda, a cooking pan, ...more

How To : Make your own fruit & vegetable wash

In this tutorial, learn how to wash your fruit and vegetables with a DIY mixture you can make in your kitchen. Wash your fruit and vegetables with this environmentally friendly and economical mixture. You Will Need: • Fruits and vegetables • 1 c. distilled white vinegar • 1 t ...more

How To : Get Natural, Sparkling White Teeth on the Cheap

You Want White Teeth Without Expensive Over-The-Counter Products? Here's An Inexpensive, Effective Solution. Everywhere you look there are products for whitening teeth. You could spend a fortune on products you have to use everyday. This tutorial will show you a natural, inex ...more

How To : Reduce Static Electricity

Static electricity might seem like magic but you don't have to be a wizard to get rid of it. There are simple steps you can take to reduce the amount of static electricity in the air or on you by using some items you probably have at home. Don’t walk around looking like you s ...more

How To : Protect your hair from chlorine and saltwater

Everybody into the pool! Or the ocean! But not before you take measures to prevent your hair from getting fried. You Will Need * Leave-in hair conditioner with sunscreen * Club soda * A clarifying shampoo * A sulfate-free shampoo * A deep conditioner Step 1: Wet hair before s ...more

How To : Get grease stains out of fabric

Don’t panic if you spill grease on your clothes or the couch. Start tackling it instead. Learn how to get grease stains out of fabric with this how to video. You Will Need * Salt, baking soda, cornstarch, or talcum powder * A gentle brush, like a pastry brush * Colorless dish ...more

How To : Clean your basement

Clean your basement like a champ. The hardest part of cleaning a basement is working around all that stuff you’ve stuck down there. This game plan will help. Check out this Howcast video tutorial on how to clean your basement. You Will Need * Sponges, both natural and nylon ...more

How To : Battle dog odor in your home

Sometimes as a pet owner it is difficult to keep your home clean and smelling fresh. In this Housekeeping how-to video the Dog Channel offers five tips to battle dog odor in your home. Follow these five tips and have your home smelling fresh. 1. Clean up your dog’s accidents ...more

How To : Make towels fluffy and absorbent again

Learn how to ensure that your towels feel new, clean and fluffy after every wash. Using a Soda Crystal Pre-wash technique and adding white vinegar to your wash, you can easily make towels fluffy and absorbent again. Watch this video tutorial to learn all about it!

How To : Clean a ring from your bathtub

Save hand-washing house guests the horror of having to stare at a line of dirt and dead skin ringing the bathtub. You will need: rubber gloves clean, dry cloths abrasive bathroom cleaner or baking soda a scrub brush with plastic bristles a spray bottle a bottle of white vineg ...more

How To : Clean with baking soda

When it comes to household versatility, baking soda is king. Here are just some of the many cleaning uses for baking soda. Cleaning tips: You Will Need: * Baking soda * Water * A sponge * A vacuum * Salt * White vinegar * Laundry detergent * A cotton swab * A toothbrush * A b ...more

How To : 6 Easy Recipes for Removing Nasty Stains

What do you do when you accidentally stain your favorite article of clothing with coffee, red wine, or pasta sauce? If you aren't within immediate reach of laundry detergent or commercial stain removers, you can use many common household staples such as baking soda and white v ...more

How To : Stain your concrete floor

In this tutorial, we learn how to stain a concrete floor. To start, you will need to prepare your floor by cleaning it vigorously. Remove all dirt from the floor, then use detergent and water to wash, when finished dry with a shop vac. You will have to use a hand brush to scru ...more

How To : Keep your microwave oven clean

This video demonstrates different ways of cleaning your microwave oven. Cleaning your oven is a very simple and easy task.1.Mix equal parts of baking soda and water. This acts a very mild creamy abrasive and the baking soda helps in deodorizing the oven. Dip a paper towel/rag ...more

How To : Cleanly get rid of whiteheads

In this video, we learn how to cleanly get id of white heads. To do this, you simply need to grab some baking soda from your house and mix it with warm water. After this, use it to wash your face with and then rinse your face off with cold water and pat dry. Do not keep this o ...more

How To : Care for your American Girl doll

In this video, Sarah tells us how to care for your American Girl Doll. Tip number one is to not put any product on the doll's hair. The next tip is to not wash the hair on the doll unless you absolutely have to. Don't put pressure on her hair as you brush it, use a light touch ...more

How To : Clean your American Girl dolls' skin

In this tutorial, we learn how to clean your American Girl's dolls' skin. To start, you will need to clean the marks on the face off with a magic eraser or a mixture of baking soda and water. To defrizz the hair, you can cut off the frizz with sharp scissors. To wash the hair, ...more

How To : Make an Italian pizza baguette with pepperoni

Oh, how we love pizza. If it weren't for that pesky thing called carbs, we'd chug it every day and wash it down with a liter or two of soda (actually, come to think of it, we DO do that, but only when Aunt Flo comes knocking). So what happens when we're not looking forward to ...more

How To : Remove stains from wood furniture

Learn how to remove stains from wood furniture. Make your wood furniture look like new again by getting out rings and spots. You Will Need * Clean, white cloths * Baking soda * Plain white toothpaste * White sponges or cloths * White vinegar * Hydrogen peroxide * A clean to ...more

How To : Make a classic science experiment volcano project

Make Your Own Erupting Volcano! This is a classic experiment and it is very easy to do at home. So after you watch it - TRY IT! All you need is some kind of volcano that you can make, and then a little vinegar and some baking soda from the supermarket. This demonstration show ...more

How To : Have an allergy-free home

If you or anyone in your family suffers from allergies, there are some simple ways to make your home more hospitable. Step 1: Lower the pollen count Use high-efficiency particulate air, or HEPA, filters to capture airborne particles such as pollen. Use one filter in your bedr ...more

How To : Keep areas clean for your dog

Your dog travels all around the house all day. Here are five places to remember to keep clean. Watch this how-to video as the Dog Channel offers five places your dog encounters that are important to clean regularly. Remember he always travels to his toys, crate and bed. 1. La ...more

How To : Remove red wine stains

Learn how to remove red wine stains. Thinking of switching to white wine just to avoid stains? Memorize these cleaning tips instead. You Will Need * White wine, club soda, or cold water * A white cloth napkin or clean white T-shirt * Salt * Liquid enzyme detergent * Spot st ...more

How To : Clear Acne Fast with Home Remedies

Acne is a persistent condition that can be treated with natural remedies Cleanse with Oil Although it seems logical to want to wash off the excess oils on your skin, this can actually cause more oil to be produced. When you strip your skin's natural oils off, the skin can be ...more

How To : Make a tin frame out of soda cans

How to Make a Tin Frame with Soda Cans You don't have to throw out your old soda cans anymore. Laura and Claiborne show how to recycle old cans into a craft project that creates a frame. You will need a wooden frame, soda cans, 5/8 of an inch nails, tin snipers, and a glue gun ...more

How To : Make biscotti

Biscotti are easy to make and you can have them with different things. They soften up when you dip them in something. . You will need one third cup of butter and two thirds cup of sugar, . You will then blend the butter and sugar together. . Next, you will break two eggs in a ...more

How To : Whiten teeth with a strawberry at home

Strawberries contain malic acid, which is great for removing stains on your teeth. You Will Need * 1 ripe strawberry * 1/2 tsp. baking soda * A soft toothbrush * Dental floss * Mouthwash * Hydrogen peroxide Step 1 Mash the strawberry with a fork and mix it with the baking sod ...more

How To : Clean green

Learn how to clean green. Forget the industrial cleaners and acids: a few household basics are all you need to breathe fresh air into your home. You Will Need * Windows that open * Natural fiber sponges * Cotton cleaning cloths or rags * White vinegar * Baking soda * Lemons ...more

How To : Make a crazy foam explosion science experiment

Check out this video to see our Fantastic Foamy Fountain in action. The experiment uses Hydrogen peroxide and dry yeast. Hydrogen peroxide is similar to water but it has an extra oxygen atom. This makes it more dangerous and only adults should handle the hydrogen peroxide. Wh ...more

How To : Get rid of dandruff with home remedies

Afraid to wear black because of your dandruff problem? There are many ways to cure dandruff so don’t give up hope. Try the home remedies and if you need to there is always medicated shampoos for the problem. Don’t be embarrassed by your itchy, peeling scalp. Follow these tips ...more

How To : Make a lightbulb vaporizer with household tools

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a light bulb vaporizer. The materials needed for this project are: a hammer, screwdriver, light bulb, scissors or pliers, salt, electric tape, and the top part of a 20 oz soda bottle. Begin by wrapping the light bulb in a cloth ...more

How To : Make Irish soda bread

In this video series our expert will demonstrate how to make an easy Irish Soda Bread recipe. You will get easy to follow step-by-step instructions on how prepare the wet and dry ingredients, how to knead the soda bread dough and how to make an egg wash for the bread. Part 1 o ...more

How To : 10 Ways to Whiten Clothes Without Using Any Bleach

Whites are the hardest color to keep looking bright and new after just a few months' time. Your sweat and oils quickly become stains, and colors from other clothes will eventually bleed into the fabric, discoloring your bright whites into something merely whitish. But before y ...more

How To : 10 Clever Ways to Cook Out Without a Grill

Whether it's the start, middle, or end of summer, it's prime-time grilling season. If you find yourself without a grill, however, it may seem as if half your summer plans of swimming by the pool while stuffing hot dogs in your face could be ruined. But have no fear as all is ...more

How To : 12 Household Uses for Borax

Originally discovered in dry lake beds in Tibet, borax is a mineral and a salt of boric acid, and is usually sold in white powder form in drugstores. Like baking soda, borax has many household cleaning uses, and can also be used to get rid of insects and pests from your living ...more

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