A dishwasher is an amazing tool to have in the kitchen, but when used incorrectly it can destroy some of your most prized pieces. These 23 items are things you should never wash in a dishwasher!
If you google “how to clean a knife block,” probably the first few articles that will pop up will say to wash it in soapy water, and/or soak it in a bleach solution, followed by a sink rinse. Please do not do that! It will totally ruin your knife block!
After sharing my recipe for making powder detergent, I thought it might be a good idea to post how I wash cold water loads. For that, I prefer to use my homemade liquid detergent. It doesn’t require grating (yay) and is so insanely easy to do. Once you learn the recipe, you will likely never go back to store-bought again.
There are many variations of how exactly to make up a batch of powder laundry detergent. Most utilize the same basic ingredients, but with varying suggestions on the amount. These are my tried and true recipes which I find are far superior to store-bought in both the level of cleanliness and in helping to keep my machine free from build-up.
There are certain items in a DIYers toolkit that seem to become staples over time. One of those items for me is dowel rods. I love the versatility of dowel rods, and how they can provide solutions to many of our household problems. So, I thought I would compile a selection of some of my favorite ways to use dowel rods. I hope that it inspires some great DIY projects for you!