Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Tips and Tidbits-Cleaning Tip for the Home

Tip of the Week:

Seems everyone enjoyed reading about home-made ways to clean your we're moving on to home-made house cleaners! I found some great recipes for kitchen and bathroom cleaners that I wanted to share. Most ingredients are right in the pantry. Try them out and post a comment!!!

Window Cleaner

Option 1:
Juice from one fresh lemon
2 cups water or club soda
½ teaspoon peppermint essential oil (optional)
1 teaspoon cornstarch
Mix all ingredients and pour into plastic spray bottle. Shake well.

Option 2:
8 parts water
1 part vinegar
Mix ingredients, scrub and wipe with newspaper.

Drain Cleaner/Opener

¼ cup vinegar
¼ cup baking soda

Mix ingredients and pour mixture down drain. Let stand for a few minutes and rinse with boiling water.

Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Pour full strength white vinegar in the bowl, let sit for several hours. Scrub with sturdy brush.

Bathtub/Sink Stains

Scrub with paste made from cream of tartar and hydrogen peroxide.

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