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Rose: Take advantage of Mom's Costco membership. Bulk prices for these ingredients will be even more cost efficient and if you go in on the price with friends, even better. Paul can't complain about the time you spend on Pinterest if you save a butt-load of money!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pinner says: First thing, I'm curious if the wrinkle release spray will smell like the vinegar at all or if the fabric softener in it will mask it...?? Secondly, I'm cleaning my oven racks tomorrow based on this & I'm excited to see how well it works. And finally, I'm pretty psyched (the little things) to try the armpit stain remover. Seriously ppl, everyone gets those, even a little bit.
• GREEN CLEANING • The ingredients you need are: 1) baking soda: cleans, deodorizes & scours 2) distilled vinegar: kiss 99% of bacteria & 80% of viruses, cuts grease 3) citrus: acidity is antibacterial & anti-fungal, bleaches, removes stains 4) soap (plant based): cleans & cuts grease. RECIPES: all purpose, all purpose (varation), toilet, bath tub/shower, glass & wood polish.
I would just add that you can always put a few drops of your favourite essential oils to give a nice scent. But it has to be essential, not synthetic.
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!
This is a great resource for lots of cleaning tips. She lists things like uses for cream of tarter, lemon juice, etc.