How to Clean Naturally and save money. Recipes included. | The Savings Wife

Monday, February 25, 2013

How to Clean Naturally and save money. Recipes included.


Bathroom Cleaning:

1.  All Purpose Cleaner/Window Cleaner:    Simply mix:  White Vinegar, Water in equal parts. If you cleaning something that needs something more simply heat in the microwave then use.
2.  Toilet Bowl Cleaner: Mix 1/4 cup baking soda and 1 cup vinegar, pour into basin and let it set for a few minutes.  A mixture of borax (2 parts) and lemon juice (one part) will also work.
3. Mold Removal: Mix one part hydrogen peroxide (3%) with two parts water in a spray bottle and spray on areas with mold. Wait at least one hour before rinsing or using shower.
4. Tub and Tile Cleaner: For simple cleaning, rub in baking soda rinse with fresh water. For tougher jobs, wipe surfaces with vinegar first and follow with baking soda as a scouring powder. (Warning: Vinegar can break down tile grout, so use sparingly.)
5. Drain Cleaner: Pour about 1/2 cup baking soda down the drain, then 1/2 cup vinegar. Use hot water to clear residue (doesn't work with hair clogs)

Floor Cleaner:
Vinyl and Linoleum: mix 1 cup vinegar and a few drops of baby oil in 1 gallon warm water. For tough jobs,  add 1/4 cup borox.
Wood: apply a thin coat of 1:1 vegetable oil and vinegar and rub in well. painted wood: mix 1 teaspoon
washing soda into 1 gallon 4L) hot water. brick and stone tiles: mix 1 cup white vinegar in 1 gallon (4L) water; rinse with clear water.
Most floor surfaces can be easily cleaned using a solution of vinegar and water.

Laundry:
1. Dry Laundry Detergent (saves about $22 dollars less than the cheapest detergent with coupon)
2. Fabric Softener: 1/4 cup White Vinegar. Trust me there is no smell.
3. Stain Remover: Dish soap.


Dishes:
1. Dishwasher Soap: Mix borax and washing soda 1:1, but increase the washing soda if your water is hard.
2. Dish Soap: Use liquid soap. Add 2 or 3 tablespoons of vinegar to the warm, soapy water for tough jobs.
3. Garbage Disposal Freshener: Add left over lemon or orange peels.


Air Freshner:
Baking soda or vinegar with lemon juice in small dishes absorbs odors around the house.


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