Few things are as boring as cleaning the oven. And since we use it on a daily basis it´s no wonder it quickly gets dirty. But now I have found this method that is so simple it almost feels like the oven is cleaning it self! Another advantage is that you don´t have to use any chemicals!
You know that wonderful smell when you walk into Williams Sonoma? Here’s how to get it: water, sliced lemon, 3 springs of fresh rosemary and about a teaspoon of vanilla. Simmer on the stove....this smells amazing! I used 2 lemons, 3 sprigs of rosemary and about 2 tablespoons if vanilla. It only took 5 minutes to make the whole house smell fresh!
Ta-da! What a big difference! Are your kitchen cabinets looking like my 'before pic'? If so, here is an easy & quick fix - Mix 3/4 cup canola oil & 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar in a jar and shake well. Rub the oil mixture onto the cabinets w/a rag (I used an old T-shirt), then wipe with another clean rag!
Add orange peels (or any citrus peel) to a quart of white vinegar in a closed container and let it set for two weeks. Combine citrus/vinegar solution half/half with water and use for cleaning. Works on floors, tile, fixtures, etc. Smells good and is tough on scum! Best of all there are no chemicals.
uses: HYDROGEN PEROXIDE to get rid of armpit stains, to clean cookie sheets, as a miracle cleaner in my kitchen and bathroom, and to make my own “oxi clean”…I ALWAYS have at least one bottle of the stuff under my kitchen sink, under my bathroom sink, AND in the laundry room. This stuff is amazingly versatile!
The best oven cleaner! Cover bottom of oven with baking soda, then pour vinegar so it's all wet. Let sit around 20 minutes or so then wipe all of it out with damp cloth or sponge. I leave my oven door open too. After drying you may see some white residue, wipe again.
Easy Way To Get Rid of Ants Overnight. 1 cup warm water, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 Tbsp Borax. Soak cotton balls with mixture and place around the house near ant trails. Feeding frenzy then the next day, they're gone! (Careful: Borax is poisonous to pets too, so make sure it's out of their reach.)
DIY CITRUS DUSTING SPRAY 1 cup water 1/4 cup vinegar (cuts through grease and grime & disinfectants) 2 tsp olive oil (shines and protects wood) 10-15 drops of Lemon essential oil* (makes your home smell naturally fresh and clean!) Spray bottle
Spring clean your mattress: Strip the sheets and wash in hot water. In a bowl, mix 2 cups of baking soda with 8-9 drops of lavender essential oil (for a king sized mattress.) Strain through a strainer directly on top of the mattess. Let sit for about an hour. Use the extension hose on the vacuum to vacuum up residue. This pulls moisture out, keeps dust mites at bay, and keeps the mattress fresh.