Homemade carpet powder , baking soda and orange essential oil. Add a cup of borax to this mixture it will kill any bugs that may be in your carpet! (fleas, etc!) OR use nutmeg or clove ground with baking soda
The right way to bleach your whites. -Throw them in the washer on HOT and wait until it has been filled with water- then STOP the washer -Add (believe it or not) cups of bleach -Allow to soak for a few hours -Add laundry detergent and wash
Once a month, add a cup of Distilled White Vinegar & 1 Cup of Baking Soda directly into the drum and use HOT water for washing. Then, add about ½ cup of vinegar into the fabric softener compartment and ½ cup of baking soda into the detergent compartment.