2 ways to make non-toxic toilet bowl cleaners: 1. about 1/4 cup 20 Mule Team Borax squeezed with lemon juice. (I use 1/3 of lemon per bowl. usually use 1 lemon for each toilet). OR 2. put about 1/4 cup baking soda and about 1 cup of white vinegar into the bowl...let it bubble and fizz. Let it do it’s magic for a few minutes, and then scrub it out.
1 Container with an airtight lid 4 sponges cut in half (from $1 store) 1 cup of your favorite fabric softener 2 cups water WHAT TO DO: Mix the water and fabric softener in plastic container. Add the cut sponges so they can soak in the mixture. When ready to use, squeeze the excess liquid from 1 sponge and place into the dryer with your wet clothes. Run the dryer cycle as normal. Once complete place the now dry sponge back into the container of liquid for use next time.
Green Spring Cleaning Recipe for Grout: 7 cups water, 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/3 cup lemon juice and 1/4 cup vinegar - throw in a spray bottle and spray your floor, let it sit for a minute or two... then scrub :)
Baseboard Cleaner! First vacuum around them, then use: 1/4 cup of fabric softener 1 gallon of water A microfiber rag With this method, you can easily clean any leftover dust or grime and repel any future dust since the fabric softener naturally repels static electricity (which attracts dust).
How to get those yellow stains out of clothes and linens that have been in storage. Put yellowed items in a large pot of water. Add 1/4 cup salt and 1/2 cup baking soda. (Alternatively you can do this same method using an oxygen bleach.) Hot hot hot water!
21 Spring Cleaning Tips & Tricks - Make your floors look new again. Spay on a mixture of 7 cups water, 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/3 cup ammonia (or lemon juice) and 1/4 cup vinegar. Let sit for an hour then scrub off.
Cream of Tarter, a little water or Vinegar will lift most stains. Unattractive grout driving you batty? Mold and Mildew stains got you reaching for Prozac? Burner Pans and casserole dishes giving you fits? Cream of Tarter is your new best friend
To get rid of the nasty black gunk in your drain & mildew smell: 1. Put a pot of water to boil. 2. Meanwhile pour baking soda down the drain (BS has the ability to neutralize fatty acids so it will eat away the grime) 3. Once boiling remove water & pour down drain. 4. Let the water/BS work at decomposing and sterilizing the grime for 10 min 5. Then pour 1 c bleach down the drain to completely kill any remaining mildew or bacteria. (repeat every few months)
Amazing home-made stain remover: 1 cup of water 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide (can get from the dollar store) 1/2 cup baking soda 1/2 cup white vinegar (to help whiten and soften the load) Fill a container with almost-boiling water. Add in a generous amount of the home-made oxy-clean and a good squirt of liquid dishwashing soap. Make sure the clothes are fully submerged. Let it sit for a minimum of four hours. Pour the clothes and extra liquid into your washing machine and wash as usual.