Have you ever noticed that 'musty smell' in the hamper or laundry pile? And regardless of how many times you've washed that towel or those socks, the smell lingers? Well help is here!

Put the clean items back in the washer again, only this time don't add your detergent. Instead, fill the washer with water and add 2-3 cups of baking soda and simply let them soak for an hour or so. Then, turn on your washer and let it complete its cycle, and so long musty smells!! Let me give you one more!

This is a quickie solution for cleaning the inside of your microwave. Slice a lemon in half and place both haves face down on a microwaveable plate along with a tablespoon of water. Turn the microwave on for one minute. It will be steamy, so simply wipe away all the stains and drips with a paper towel and you'll have a clean and great smelling microwave, again!

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