This page consists of valuable tips for our customers and anyone interested in obtaining some valuable information on home care. These tips range from season maintenance to ways of caring for the unique amenities and custom features you get with a Morgan Creek Home.

Stinky Fridge
Newspaper works best at snaring those invisible stinky molecules that float around your refrigerator. Just take a section of newspaper and put in your freezer section. Change it once a week and your refrigerator will be fresh as new. If you need to store something especially smelly like fish just put some newspaper on top of that container for extra odor absorption. Unless you have a built in refrigerator you only need to put the newspaper in the freezer since 100% of the air circulates in the freezer while approximately 20% of the air circulates through the refrigerator section.

Dishwasher Stains
If your dishwasher has stains just put some Tang (powdered citrus beverage) where your detergent usually goes and run it through a cycle. This makes most dishwashers as clean as they were when they were brand new. Try it, you will be very pleased.

Keep Your Freezer Full
If you can’t keep your freezer full, fill plastic milk containers with water leaving room at the top for expansion. This creates a thermal mass that will help maintain freezer temperature, lower your electric bill and prolong the life of your refrigerator or freezer.

Dishwasher Oversudsing/Leaking on the Floor
If a very small amount of dish detergent, the kind used in the sink gets in your dishwasher, the wash action will cause oversudsing. To stop oversudsing simply add a cap of fabric softener. If you only have the fabric softener dryer sheets, fill a water glass with warm water and let the sheet soak in the glass for a couple of minutes. Then remove the sheet, ring it out and throw it away. Then simply dump the liquid in the dishwasher and turn it on. No more suds!

Fabric Softener Sheets
Use fabric softener sheets to repel mosquitoes. Just rub on your skin for protection.

Potatoes Boil Over
When boiling potatoes added a small amount of butter and they won’t boil over.

Cheap Gas
When driving the interstate don’t stop for gas at exits with only one gas station. Exits with multiple gas stations are forced by competition to keep their prices low.

Hey That’s My Bike!
Remove the handlebar grip of your child’s bicycle and place their photo with their name in a small Ziploc bag and slide it inside the handle and replace the grip. If the bike is stolen and recovered you can easily demonstrate proof of ownership.

Paint Stain Remover
Fingernail polish remover will wipe paint stains off of quarter trim.

Bee Stings
Pull the stinger out with tweezers, and use a paste of baking soda over the sting. That will stop the pain of a bee sting.

The Magic of Peroxide
Add a cup of peroxide instead of bleach to a load of whites in your laundry to whiten them. If there is blood on clothing, pour directly on the soiled spot. Let it sit for a minute, then rub it and rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary.

Chalk the Line
Ants will not cross a chalk line. Draw a chalk line on the sidewalk and watch the frustration in their little brains.

Paper Cut
Rub ChapStick on paper cuts to stop the pain immediately and help heal the cut.

Cool Pan Before Washing
Always allow a pan to cool completely before washing. Dramatic temperature changes can cause warping.

Sponges breed bacteria. Run your sponges through your dishwasher every few days, and dispose of them every few weeks.

Cleaning your Microwave
To clean that baked-on mess in your microwave, place a coffee cup half filled with water inside and cook on high for two minutes. The water steams the inside, loosening the hardened splatters. Spray with your favorite cleaner and wipe dry.

Window Cleaner
In a 32 oz. spray bottle add 1/3-cup vinegar and ¼ cup of rubbing alcohol. You may also want to add 1-tablespoon of automatic dishwashing detergent.


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