Saturday, April 18, 2009

Saturday - Home Management

Today's tip is for recipes for going more "green" with your cleaning. I also find it cheaper to use items like baking powder and vinegar than buying lots of different types of cleaners, and it is also easier to add these items to my home storage.

All-purpose Cleaner
1/2 cup washing soda
2 quarts warm water

Sink Cleaner
Combine equal parts baking soda and salt. Scrub on sink surface. Finish with a quart of hot water in the sink and a cup full of bleach. Remove the plug. Wipe with a terry cloth towel.

Window Cleaner

Put a little vinegar on the newspaper and wipe the windows.

Floor Cleaner
1 cup vinegar
1 gallon of hot water

Furniture Polish
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 cup vinegar or lemon juice

Mix ingredients in a glass jar. Dab a cloth in the solution and wipe on surface. Seal remainder.

Laundry Soap
1 Bar Fels Naptha Soap, Grated
5 Gallon Bucket
1 Cup Washing Soda
4 1/2 Gallons Water

Place grated soap in a small saucepan and cover with water. Heat on low until dissolved. Fill bucket with hot water, and add soap. Stir to combine. Add 1 cup washing soda and mix well. As it cools it will thicken. May be used immediately. Use 1-2 cups per load.

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