17. Boost the power of your dishwasher
Dishwasher products are costly, so why not stick to a more natural solution? Whether you want to freshen up your dishwasher or make your own DIY dishwasher detergent, baking soda will be your go-to ingredient. To clean, sprinkle 1 cup of baking soda inside your dishwasher and then run through the rinse cycle.
For your own homemade detergent, combine equal part baking soda and Borax, sprinkling onto dirty dishes before they are washed. When it comes time to clean your dishes, you will not only have a less smelly dishwasher, but you‘ll only need to add minimal detergent.