Powdered automatic dishwashing detergent is an indispensable cleanser in any home - even if you don't have a dishwasher! Mix a quarter cup into a gallon of hot water and you have the perfect cleanser for painted walls and woodwork. Remember when you're washing walls work from the bottom up so you don't get streaks! A little detergent on a damp sponge will clean crayon and pencil marks of walls too! A box in the bathroom will help you cut easily through tough hard water stains and soap scum in bathtubs and showers. It will also put a nice shine on your toilet bowl, just sprinkle some in, let it sit for an hour or so and scrub away your stains. Keep some in the laundry room, wet a stain, dab some detergent onto it, then launder as usual. To whiten whites mix a half a cup of detergent into a gallon of hot water and soak overnight. Then wash the items in hot water. Easy ideas to help you out!