kitchen gunk remover 1 part vegetable oil 2 parts baking soda Mix together with a spoon and go crazy! I like to use my fingers when I use baking soda (ie. Miracle Cleaner) because I feel like I can really work the fine grains of baking soda into the surface best that way.
....then you remember you have animals and you laugh
Homemade carpet powder , also a reader wrote:According to a friend, if you add a cup of borax to this mixture it will kill any bugs that may be in your carpet! (fleas, etc!)Another said:I use nutmeg or clove ground with baking soda, and everyone can't find why my house smells so inviting and homey.
Wash your towels in hot water with a cup of vinegar, and then run again in hot water with a half-cup of baking soda. That will strip your towels from all of that residue and mildew smell and will actually leave them feeling fluffy and smelling fresh. (Do not add laundry detergent to either wash. Just once with vinegar and once with baking soda.) good to know for the future.
How to get your dishwasher squeaky clean and fresh smelling! ( Our inspector told us about this one!)
Reusable Swiffer dusters! Made from micro fleece, works even better than the disposables and they can be washed and reused over and over.
Freshen Drains with Baking Soda and Vinegar Mix 1/2 cup baking soda with 1/4 cup table salt and pour down drain Follow by pouring 1 cup of heated vinegar down the drain (it will foam and bubble) Let it sit for 15 minutes After 15 minutes run hot tap water for 30-60 seconds. Baking soda and vinegar are the foundation of DIY cleaning! It’s really that simple. For just pennies you can keep your drains and home fume free by using baking soda and vinegar instead of harsh chemicals or callin...
dryer sheet keeps baseboards clean - not only wipes dust away but leaves a coating that detracts dust!