ONLY use this and it leaves floor spotless. (Heavy duty floor cleaner recipe: ¼ cup white vinegar 1 tablespoon liquid dish soap ¼ cup baking soda 2 gallons tap water, very warm.) It leaves everything smelling amazing.
Eco Housekeeping Tip: Pet Odor Eliminator - 1. spray bottle, water, mouthwash, newspaper. 2. combine 2 parts water to 1 part mouthwash 3. spray mixture on soiled area, do not soak. Then place newspaper over the sprayed area & let dry. The newspaper will absorb the smell. Repeat if necessary. Your cushions or carpet may smell minty fresh, but once it wears off the urine smell will be gone.
3 Homemade, Natural Floor Cleaner Recipes for All Floor Types
3 easy natural floor cleaners... 1st: Just hot water and vinegar -- No rinsing required. The 2nd is for wood floors: 1 gallon hot water, 3/4 cup olive oil and 1/2 cup lemon juice. Makes floors shiny! no rinsing.. 3rd is for disinfecting: 1 gallon of hot water and 1/4 cup of borax! Dissolve in a mop bucket. Great for grossness! ;) No rinsing!
Top 10 Time-Saving, MacGyver-Style Cleaning Tricks
Refreshing towels I use this trick all the time since I noticed my towels smelling funky. It works! - Over time, towels build up detergent and fabric softener, leaving them unable to absorb as much water and smelly. Recharge them by washing them once with hot water and 1cup vinegar, then a 2nd time with hot water and half cup baking soda. This strips the residue and leaves them fresh and able to absorb more water again. Works like a charm!
Exercise Your Dog Inside with these 6 Bad Weather Boredom Busters
There are few things sadder, and worse, than having a bored pet! Winter brings cold weather and extended periods of inactivity with everyone stuck indoors. We have some great ideas for keeping your pet active and healthy this winter!
This long-forgotten gem of a cleaning agent may be used with a little water or vinegar to lift even the most stubborn stains. Unattractive grout driving you batty? Mold and mildew stains got you reaching for the Prozac? Burner pans and casserole dishes giving you fits? Cream of Tartar is your new best friend.