pinner said "I was in Ulta today and a sales lady dropped nail polish. They immediately began poring sugar on it. Did you know sugar makes nail polish clump up and you can sweep it right off the floor? I watched them. No scrubbing at all!"
There was a time (many years ago now) when I defined effective cleaning by how the air smelled. It's not really clean unless I can smell the chemicals! Thankfully, that is no longer the standard by which I measure the cleaning prowess of the solutions I'm using. In fact, I now do everything in my power to avoid those toxic chemicals I believe are harmful to my health and the health of the environment. Why? Because you can make your own cleaners with items from your pantry that work just as…
Carpet cleaner. I used it and it works very well. You'd think with the peroxide that it would bleach the carpet out, but I was at that point with my carpet (it needs to be replaced but we don't have the $$$) where it didn't matter either way. It works! Then I went over it with my steam mop. My carpet definitely looks better!!!
Daily Shower Cleaner 1 cup of White Vinegar 2 cups of Water 2 teaspoons of Dawn dish soap Mix together and spray down shower (Watch how clean it stays it is AMAZING) Hard to find the cost exactly but I come up with $.11 and the bottle lasted me about 7 weeks
BOOK CLEANER Absorene A favorite of museum curators, archival restoration experts, and libraries, Absorene Paper & Book Cleaner is a dry cleaner that gently & safely brightens and cleans paper and book cloth. Absorene draws dust and dirt from surfaces, and also works for prints, oil paintings and fabric. 15 oz.
Homemade carpet powder, 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.