Monday, February 2, 2009

Household helpers. . . . . .

You know with the economy probably being foremost on everyone's mind lately I thought that I would try an incorporate some "frugal" household helpers. Isn't it funny how you can walk down the cleaning aisle of any store and probably find 10 or more of each cleaning product each touting the benefits of using theirs over another brand. But, have you ever actually looked at the ingredients? The biggest hurdle to cross would be to pronounce some of the words much less know what exactly is in it! Hence, my idea of posting some tried and true "homemade" cleaners. I hope you not only enjoy using these natural remedies but that your wallet thanks you in the long run!

Carpet Freshener: Combine 3/4 cup baking soda, 2 tbsp corn starch, and 1/4 cup perfumed talcum powder. Sprinkler on dry carpet, let stand 5 to 15 minutes, then vacuum.

Window Cleaner
: 1/2 cup sudsy ammonia to 1 gallon water

All Purpose Cleaner
: Mix 1/2 cup vinegar and 1/4 cup baking soda into 1/2 gallon water.

Toilet Bowl Cleaner
: Mix 1/4 cup baking soda and 1 cup vinegar, pour into bowl and let it set for a few minutes. Scrub with brush and rinse.

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