I have tried all of these great tips. I love easy to remember tips for everyday. If I can't remember the tip then its not worth knowing in my opinion! So here are a few that I use.
#1. I had to call a service man who works on dishwashers, and he gave me this tip. Pour orange or lemon-flavored drink crystals into the soap holder and run through a cycle. The citric acid removes all the spots inside the dishwasher and will not harm it in any way. This works great!
#2. My mother gave me this great advice. If your towels ever get a musty odor which sometimes they did, you can get it out by adding a half-cup of baking soda to that load of laundry.
#3.Put an end to stinky sneakers with a couple of dryer sheets. Just place the dryer sheets in the shoes overnight, and they will be much fresher-smelling in the morning. Your closet will smell much fresher, too.
#4. Have you spilled something on your carpet and are sure it will never come out? Use carbonated water. Pour the water on the spot, let the water bubble the spot up and dab with a towel. It's great on everything from blood to spaghetti sauce. I will tell you that this does not work on a "squishy" ball with green liquid in it. This I know from experience.
#5.Every time you take the trash out, replace the bag with two bags. If you have a spill or rip, you'll avoid a mess, and it's super quick if you need a quick tidy-up before company comes or if your tired of have your trash bag always LEAKING!