Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thrifty Week day 4- All Purpose Cleaner

I have got some seriously awesome all purpose cleaner recipes for you today!!!  I found a site called
Organized Home. They are awesome with information.  Check it out!All but the first recipe comes from their site. They also have some amazing things to do with baking soda and ammonia.

I absolutely love working with vinegar.  For those of you that are nursing mothers dealing with thrush, or if you have chronic yeast issues, stay tuned to tomorrow post!!!!  Vinegar is awesome for cleaning.  It's a strong smell at first, but as it evaporates, the smell goes away.  Along with the other smells in the room. Its a natural deodorizer along with about a million other things. 


Homemade Mopping Solution for Floors:
Mix a solution of 1 to 1 vinegar and water to mop your floors.  It works awesome.  I often just dump some vinegar into a sink full of water. It doesn't have to be that exact ratio if you don't want to.

Homemade Spray Cleaner Recipe

Mix in a sprayer bottle:

1 cup white vinegar
1 cup water

In the kitchen, use vinegar-and-water spray to clean counter tops, lightly soiled range surfaces and back splash areas.

In the bathroom, use vinegar spray cleaner to clean counter tops, floors, and exterior surfaces of the toilet.

For really tough bathroom surfaces such as shower walls, pump up the cleaning power by removing the sprayer element and heating the solution in the microwave until barely hot.

Spray shower walls with the warmed solution generously, allow to stand for 10 to 15 minutes, then scrub and rinse. The heat helps soften stubborn soap scum and loosens hard water deposits.

Undiluted white vinegar--straight from the jug--makes quick work of tougher cleaning problems involving hard water deposits or soap scum.

to scrub the inside of the toilet bowl-  Before you begin, dump a bucket of water into the toilet to force water out of the bowl and allow access to the sides. Pour undiluted white vinegar around the bowl and scrub with a toilet brush to remove stains and odor. Use a pumice stone to remove any remaining hard water rings.

shower heads that have been clogged with mineral deposits- Place 1/4 to 1/2 cup vinegar in a plastic food storage bag, and secure the bag to the shower head with a rubber band. Let stand for 2 hours to overnight, then rinse and buff the fixture to a shiny finish.

1 comment:

Julie Snow said...

YES! I love vinegar for lots of things - it's great because it's an old-fashioned thing that is coming back and it is cheap! Thank you for your blog!

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