Today’s post delves into a serious issue plaguing our homes - keeping the toilet fresh between cleanings. ;-) I’ve posted in the past about cleaning solutions and methods for a thorough cleaning of our toilets (which you can read about here), but what about when you have company coming over on short notice and you don’t have time to clean …

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!!!

Homemade Fabric Softener! What You’ll Need: 6 cups HOT water 3 cups white vinegar 2 cups Suave Refreshing Waterfall Conditioner {or other favorite scent} What You’ll Do: Mix conditioner & hot water well, until conditioner is dissolved completely. Add the vinegar, and mix well. Store in a large container {empty fabric softener container, empty large vinegar bottle, etc} Pour into a downy ball… or use approx. 2 tbsp. in the fabric softener spot in your laundry machine… then wash!

Daily Shower Cleaner DIY 24 ounces of water; 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide; 1/2 cup rubbing alcohol; 2 tsp Dawn; 2 tsp automatic dishwasher rinse (Jet Dry)

DIY Swiffer WetJet cleaning solution. I saw a pin that said in order to get the lids off of the solution container, hold the cap in boiling water for 10 seconds and it should twist right off. I am going to use the sock pad shown here and my own homemade solution from now on. - My-House-My-Home

Blessing in a Bottle - also known as "kitchen Magic" This stuff will get through anything, make your sink and shower shine like new, and save you when just about nothing else works. 5 different cleaners and freshners with instructions!

ORIGINAL BLUE DAWN . . . IT’S NOT JUST FOR DISHES ANYMORE! Bubbles, Greasy Hair problems, Hair product buildup, manicures, repel insects and bugs, clean windows, wash the dog, clean automotive tools, make pliable ice packs, shower cleaner, repel ants, unclog toilets, clean cloth diapers, clean pools, helps with poison ivy, cleans driveways, helps with oily skin, facial cleaner, multi-purpose cleaner, laundry pre-treater, non-toxic lubricant, de-icer for sidewalks, eyeglass de-fogger, and…

The Farmers Nest: How to Make Liquid Hand Soap from a bar of soap {DIY} - Also has recipes for homemade laundry detergent with information on correct preservatives so it doesn't turn moldy (a batch can last you over a YEAR!)

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