Money saving environmentally safe cleaners you make at home
Make safe cleaners at home
You can save money while helping our environment These cleaners will help you save money but they will also make your home healthier. I use these cleaners to help make my home safer (I have a son with asthma).
Let's face it our world is full of chemicals and it is almost impossible to get away from all things that are not good for us or the environment. But I feel that we need to start somewhere. So why not start making our homes a safer place to live.
Baking Soda..will clean and refresh your sinks, tubs, and counter tops. Sprinkle on, clean surface as you would with any abrasive cleaner then wash off, It cleans and refreshes. Another way to use it is 1/4 cup of baking soda, 1/4 cup of vinegar (vinegar smell will disappear) to a quart of water, pour into a clean spray bottle. Use as a general cleaner.
Baking soda..is great for cleaning your microwave..I do not like a dirty microwave but sometimes the kids slide by without me noticing. So, when it is dirty, I take a small coffee cup fill about half full and microwave for about 2 min. (this depends on your microwave) it may take a little more time or a little less. Anyway, I let it sit and steam for a few minutes, and then I take a clean dishcloth with a little baking soda on it and wipe it out. It cleans up so easily and smells fresh, it is wonderful. "OK"! so when I am getting on the kids about it being dirty I don't tell them how easy it is for me to clean, I let them believe I had to scrub it )
Also you can keep your sinks from clogging if you use about 1/2 cup of Baking soda and about 1/2 cup of vinegar once a week. Run hot water immediately after. This will prevent build up and keep your drains working well..
Borax..is a wonderful cleaner and a great disinfectant it also cleans clothes, softens water, Increases the cleaning power of soap. Borax is what I use for a disinfectant because you can buy it at almost any store and it is reasonably priced.
All purpose cleaner...2 tablespoons of borax, 1/4 cup of lemon juice or vinegar and a quart of very warm water, mixed together in a spray bottle. Use this as you would any spray bottle of all purpose cleaner.
Glass cleaner...1/4 cup of vinegar and a quart of water. Use Newspaper or clean cleaning rag to save on the use of paper towels.
Bathroom cleaner ...Use full stength distilled vinegar on every surface. You can spray your tub and scour out with baking soda. (I have heard pro and cons on vinegar as a sanitizer) But it does help clean and does not add chemicals to your home.
Vinegar and peroxide in seperate spray bottles sprayed on fruits and vegetable before rinsing is suppose to do wonders for cleaning our fresh produce.
Clean linoleum floors..., mix a solution 2 drops of dish soap and 1/4 cup of vinegar to a bucket of hot water.
Cleaning your oven... If you have a spill in your oven while cooking, let your oven cool down then, wipe up with a clean wet cloth or scrub it with a little salt or baking soda with a little water. The spot will clean right up.
Carpet freshening... Sprinkle baking soda on the carpet a few minutes before vacuuming.
Removing fleas...If you have pets and worry about fleas you can periodically vacuum with a moth ball in your vac. bag, it will kill the fleas as you vacuum them up.
I would really like to hear about any other cleaning ideas, tips or tricks we can use to help make our homes safer and cleaner.
We need to do all we can to help save our environment not to mention with skyrocketing prices we really need to cut corners where ever possible
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