When you have that favorite pair of white shoes, nothing is worse than to see that they are no longer white! But how do you keep them looking fresh and new? There is a way to reclaim that beloved whiteness. Let’s talk about how to clean white shoes to look new again.
Let’s talk fitted sheets today. The kind you were never taught how to fold, until now!
We all know that the elasticized corners fill an important purpose, right? Which is great, until you need to fold them flat to keep your linen closet looking neat and tidy. If you’re someone who’s always had difficulty folding those fitted sheets so they look neat, this article is for you. Keep reading for some clever tips and tricks to help!
- Locate a short side of the fitted sheet. It doesn’t matter if it’s the top or the bottom. Hold it up horizontally in front of you, with one hand tucked inside each corner, and the elastic edge facing you.
- Now fold the sheet in half by bringing your hands together. Tuck one corner inside the other and bring the elastic edges together.
- Do the same thing on the bottom of the sheet–tuck one corner inside the other and bring elastic edges together. You should now have a long sheet with a pocket at each end.
- Now hold the sheet with a two-corner pocket in each hand. Bring your hands together and flip one set of corner pockets over the other.
- At this point, lay the sheet on a table or bed or other flat surface.
- Make sure all the gathered and elasticized edges are lined up. They will form a curve. Fold some of this curve over to make a straight edge like the folded edge on the opposite side. You should now have a rectangle with straight edges.
- Fold your rectangle in half lengthwise, and then fold it into thirds. All the elasticized edges should be invisible and folded away inside the sheet.
That’s it. Job’s done. And you thought you would never be able to fold a fitted sheet. Now you’ve got a neatly folded sheet that’s ready for the linen closet. Congrats!
Ready or not, Spring is on its way. And with warmer weather comes road trips and weekend getaways. But don’t put everyone through another season of travel in the outdated, smelly RV. Instead, make your home away from home really feel like a HOME with some simple, doable projects! Here are 12 ideas to update an outdated RV.
Take out that worn down or yellowing flooring and replace it with a fresh, modern alternative. NuCore is about as authentic as you can get without feeling walked all over. It gives such a beautiful look!
Get rid of those unsightly plastic walls and put up plank instead. Rustic, homey, and pretty easy to install. Never thought I’d think walking the plank sounded like such a good idea!
If installing a new wall isn’t in your budget or comfort level, consider textured wallpaper instead. Wallpops offers a truly exciting variety of patterns for any style and is as easy to install as applying a peel and stick adhesive.
Installing a modern backsplash is a great way to update your RV’s kitchen or bathroom. You can find this super cute PEEL AND STICK honeycomb backsplash on Amazon for a price that won’t put your wallet through backlash.
To me, interior lighting is like the jewelry of your living space. Add some glitz to your RV by installing updated light fixtures.
One easy way to make your RV feel more like home is to add shelving and decor. Pipe shelves are a versatile option that match many styles and are pretty simple to install.
Add some decorative flair by installing new curtains. They also break up the monotony of otherwise plain walls.
Your couch or chairs are probably worn out by now and could use a major update. Reupholster your seating to create a much more inviting space.
Infuse your personal style by repainting cabinetry and walls. This black and white kitchen is bold but striking.
Knobs & Pulls
Once you’ve repainted your cabinets, finish off your updated look by installing new knobs and pulls. World Market offers a fun selection for many personalities.
Find these fantastic RV update hacks and DIYs from:
Updated Flooring project ideas shared by Mountain Modern Life
How to Install Plank Walls via Making It In the Mountains
Honeycomb Peel and Stick Backsplash sold on Amazon
How to install RV interior lighting shared by Mountain Modern Life
DIY Pipe Shelves on Over the Big Moon
RV Curtain Image Source
Reupholstered couch Image Source
Repaint cabinetry and walls how-to found on Mountain Modern Life
Home decor, kitchen supplies, clothing, toys, and so much more imported by World Market
Soda is popular choice for many people over, but did you know it can be used for SO much more than as a drink alone? Here are 10 useful ways to use soda water in your home (and garden!!)
Tea Stain Removal
For those of us who love a good cup of tea, here’s a great way to combat annoying tea mug stains. Simply pour some soda water into the mug and let it sit for about 30 minutes before scrubbing with a sponge.
Feeling flat? Your pancakes I mean! Substitute some milk for baking soda and you’ll have fluffy, golden deliciousness before you know it.
Remove bugs, dirt, and rain marks from your windows with a spray of soda water. Toothpaste splashes and grime won’t stand a chance either on bathroom mirrors. Spray and wipe! Label your cleaning bottles (and other pantry containers too) with custom labels from Mabel’s Labels. They’re microwaveable and dishwasher safe!
Make your own “Miracle Grow” plant food for a fraction of the cost using baking soda or clear soda water. Either way you’ll be giving your plants much loved nutrients that include sodium chloride, potassium sulphate and disodium phosphate. Get your garden started on the right foot (before needing to use nutrient-infused soda) by buying your plants and veggies from Direct Gardening.
Not only does soda water remove tea stains from mugs, but it’s also an excellent stain remover and cleaner for clothes as well. Just add 1/2 Cup of baking soda to your load of laundry with your normal detergent and away you go!
If indigestion, heartburn, or a tummy ache are giving you problems, whip up a baking soda tonic to remedy your woes. To neutralize acid, ease digestion, and release unwanted gas, just mix warm water with 1-2 teaspoons with baking soda.
Tasty Fruit Drinks
Want a much healthier alternative to diet sodas with all their artificial sweeteners and colors? Try infusing plain soda water with your favorite fruits and a hint of mint. It’s soda-licious!
Make your jewelry sparkle the way it was made to! Cleaning it in a baking soda-based solution will loosen and remove the grime the otherwise dulls your jewelry down. Shine on!
Ease away your frizz with a baking soda hair rinse. The low Ph levels in baking soda will work to soften hair, leaving it smoother and healthier than before.
Match your fluffy pancakes with equally fluffy scrambled eggs. While you use baking soda to plump up your pancakes, you’ll use soda water to give your eggs a melt-in-your-mouth, heavenly goodness.
Learn more about these baking soda hacks and recipes from:
Tea Stain Remover shared by Nature’s Nurture Blog
Baking Soda Pancake recipe found on All Recipes
Window Cleaner DIY from The Coastie Life
Custom Labels For Your Everyday Needs from Mabel’s Labels
DIY “Miracle Grow” plant food via Chemistry Cachet
Baking Soda Laundry Hack found on The Spruce
Upset Tummy Cure from Home Remedies For Life
Fruit Drink recipes shared by SOFAB Food
Jewelry Cleaner found on Listotic.com
Baking Soda Hair Treatment via Mind Body Green
Fluffy Eggs recipe on The Kitchn