All those cleaning products we buy every week to clean our homes, do our laundry and keep our bodies clean can get pretty expensive and even worse than killing our budget they are making us sick. Here are some hints that may keep you healthier and save the ecology, protect our environment and keep a little extra for some pleasure in our budget.
SOME HELPFUL HINTS FROM YOUR KITCHEN
Have you noticed the price of household cleaning supplies lately? They are going over the moon, even the generic brands. Maybe there is a better and cheaper way to clean and it is a safer way too. All those chemicals are making us sick. What is even nicer is they work and they are “green” so they won’t hurt the environment, damage our fragile ecology and you won’t be wheezing and sneezing and gagging or getting a headache or even a serious rash from all those chemicals and chemical smells. We may get sick and tired of cleaning but at least when we follow the following hints it won’t literally make us sick. That is a good thing. Here are some hints from your kitchen that will keep your home sparkling clean and smelling fresh as all outdoors.
Four of the most common things you will find in your kitchen that you can use for more than just cooking, baking and eating are vinegar, baking soda, salt and lemons. There’s more and they all work just as well as all those harsh and stinky chemical products.
Washing your windows: No matter how attractive your window dressing may be, if your windows aren’t sparkly clean you might as well not bother with the trimmings. To keep your windows clean and shining, no streaks, use vinegar, either cider or white. Make a solution of half vinegar and half water. Spray your windows and wipe them clean. It doesn’t get any easier or less expensive than that.
To clean silver, pewter, copper or brass make a solution of 1 Tbsp. salt with 1 cup white vinegar and 2 Tbsp. lemon juice: Add enough flour to make a soft, smooth paste and rub over the surface you want to clean. Let stand for 10 to 15 minutes and wash in warm water. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
To leave your crystal sparkly clean add vinegar to your water, rinse and dry.
Clean your microwave: In a microwave safe dish place 1/2 cup vinegar and 1/2 cup water. Place it in your microwave and bring it to a boil. Let it sit and steam in there with the door closed for about 3 minutes. Remove and dampen a cloth in the vinegar solution and simply wipe it clean; splatters, greasy residue and cooking odors are gone. Now how simple and inexpensive is that?
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