Homemade Cleaning Solutions and Tips

Homemade Cleaning Solutions and Tips
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Homemade Cleaning Solutions

Homemade Cleaning Solutions and Tips

-Keep your garbage containers cleaned and rinsed, especially in hot weather. To stop mildew and mold sprinkle 1/2 cup Borax in the containers. (Do this slowly so it doesn't come back up in your face.)

-Bleach used carefully is a great cleaner and disinfectant. Use a mixture of 1/8 cup liquid bleach to one quart of water. Use a rag to wipe on the solution, and wipe off with a clean damp rag after a couple of minutes. Always wear old clothes when using bleach because it will take the color away if splashed. Also if you have sensitive hands wear rubber gloves. Keep bleach away from kids.

-White Distilled Vinegar: I just bought 2 gallons of white vinegar on sale for $1.59 each. You can make scented herbal vinegar to use in cleaning VERY simply. Simply cut herbs and stuff them in a glass jar. Use whatever combinations you like the smell of-and cover with the vinegar. Replace the lid and place the jars in a pantry or cupboard for about 4 weeks. You can use the vinegar plain as well, but you just won't believe the difference by adding herbs to it! After 4 weeks, strain the vinegar and use as follows:

*Rub your hands with vinegar after handling onion or garlic to help get rid of the smell.

*Use it in your mop water for the kitchen and bathroom floors. Add 1/2 cup to a 1/2 gallon of water for a good mixture.

*If there are odors such as fish after cooking or smoke in the air, pour vinegar in a small open bowl and allow it to sit out on the counter in your rooms.

*Mix vinegar with baking soda to form a paste and use it to clean surfaces, much like Soft Scrub.

*For a bathroom cleaner try this mix:

1 tsp. Borax 1/2 tsp. liquid detergent (like Ivory Dish Soap) 1/4 cup vinegar 2 cups hot water

Combine in a spray bottle and shake. Spray on counter surfaces, sinks, tubs etc. and wipe clean.



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Brenda Hyde is a freelance writer living on ten acres in rural Michigan with her husband and three kids. She is a mom, grandma, gardener, cook and writer. She blogs on all of these topics at Harvestmoongazette.blogspot.com.


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