A great way to avoid all the harmful chemicals in industrialized fabric softener!!
Homemade Lemon Citrus Produce Wash
Homemade House Cleaners with printable labels! **I LOVE the bathroom one. My apartment had nasty caked on/discolored shower and tub. I thought maybe it was permanently discolored. I used the bathroom spray on this site and OMG. The color started going away. With another treatment and some elbow grease (like I said it is nasty!), it will be back to new! And this made the faucet shine!**
Homemade House Cleaners - lots of recipes and how to
Miracle stain remover! Even removes yellow underarm stains on t-shirts.
THIS REALLY DOES WORK!!! (great to remember for move-out or in) Place a dishwasher-safe cup filled with plain white vinegar on the top rack of the dishwasher. Using the hottest water available, run the dishwasher through a cycle. The vinegar will help to wash away the loose, greasy grime, sanitizes, and helps remove the musty odor. Next, sprinkle a cupful of baking soda around the bottom of the tub and run it through a short cycle. The baking soda will help freshen and removing stains.
How to Clean Pillows. Good to know! I do this every other month, but I also wash my pillows on the hottest setting with a cup of bleach. Always does the trick. This way, you don't have to do the "smell" check! I also like my pillows to smell fresh, so I add fabric softener to the washer and dry with a sheet. Also helps get rid of static in your hair on those dry winter months!
yay! how to clean pillows!
Soak paper towels in vinegar and wrap around faucets. Wait an hour and wipe off. Cleaning power of Vinegar!
MUST KNOW:blue dawn dish liquid does some amazing things...like...Giant Bubbles; removes hair product build up; MANICURE SECRET; Repel Houseplant insects; CLEAN YOUR WINDOWS;Use it to bathe the dogs. It kills fleas on contact and is much cheaper than expensive dog shampoos. Ice pack; repel ants; UNCLOG TOILETS; Keep poison ivy from spreading; Shower floor cleaner and more....
DIY Glass Cleaner by thefrugalgirls: This has been circulating on Pinterest for a very long time but I never got around to trying it until today. For years I've blamed window streaks on various cleaning solutions, rags, paper towels, newspapers and even the sunlight. This works astonishingly well and you can see the film of accumulated cleaner residue/dirt just sort of glide off. Thanks to @Elizabeth Silbermann and @Steven McGaughey! #DIY #Glass_Cleaner #thefrugalgirls
Pinner said "i just tried this - I will NEVER buy Comet, Soft Scrub, etc again. Used in the tub - sprayed on, left for about 1/2 hr - wiped down like nothing there. it is sparkling!"
The "miracle" of baking soda and peroxide. Put 1/4 cup of baking soda in a bowl.....add enough peroxide to make a paste. Rub on with fingers or sponge. Cleans EVERYTHING! Stove, oven, pans, stainless steel applicances, even the white handles of the refrig door.
Tile and Grout cleaner you make yourself
25 DIY cleaning recipes for the whole house. So the next time you want to wipe down a mirror, just mix two parts vinegar to 1 tsp Borax, add 3 drops of lemon juice, empty and clean out your old squirt bottle with the last "easy" cleaner, fill it with your stinky concoction, and voila! You can clean up the mess with the comfort of knowing you wasted 10 minutes of your life with DIY Chemistry!
1. Fill the bottom of the pan with a layer of water. 2. Add the vinegar. 3. Bring the pan to the boil. It should be looking a bit cleaner already. 4. Remove the pan from the heat and add the baking soda. Expect fizz.5. Empty the pan and scour as normal, if necessary add an extra bit of dry baking soda.
I need to do this...Professional house cleaners spill their 10 best-kept secrets to save time & effort. 1 most definitely liked was how to remove grease/dirt build up from kitchen cabinets. Say to clean cabinets, 1st heat slightly damp sponge/cloth in microwave for 20 - 30 sec. until it's hot. Put on a pair of rubber gloves, spray cabinets w/ an all-purpose cleaner containing orange oil, then wipe off cleaner w/ hot sponge. This should make the kitchen look & smell wonderful too!