Monday, February 6, 2012

Frugal Cleaning


Basket of cleaning supplies


BAKING SODA (mega bag!)
WASHING SODA
BORAX
FELS NAPTHA
VINEGAR
RUBBING ALCOHOL
HYDROGEN PEROXIDE


Add another bar of Fels Naptha and a few more gallons of vinegar and I'm covered for the year. 
Cost of cleaning supplies (including laundry soap): Less that $40 a year

The borax, washing soda and fels naptha, until now, have been used exclusively for laundry soap. Although I have rubbed stains with a wet bar of fels naptha before throwing the piece of clothing in the wash. I have also started to use borax in my "soaking pail" for cloth diapers. In a pinch I will use equal parts of washing soda and borax as a dishwasher det

Baking soda is used for almost anything! Scouring my sink, removing stains from my white counter tops, removing stains from carpet, removing urine stench from couch cushions (preschool nappers...need I say more?), carpet deodorizer, armpit deodorizer, shoe deodorizer, etc.

Vinegar can be used for drain cleaner, coffee pot cleaner, removes spots from glassware, and like baking soda, it also removes urine stench (removes the stench even better when used with baking soda).

Peroxide is not only used to clean cuts but also cleans countertops, removes stains and fights moldy showers.

Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol is used as a disinfectant and can also clean windows and remove ink stains.




Participating in the Homestead Barn Hop!

Also shared in the Spring Cleaning Challenge



4 comments:

  1. First timer! I also use all of these items in my garden! Good post!

    http://theredeemedgardener.blogspot.com/2012/02/why-grow-your-own-veggies.html

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  2. You're right, Clint. Forget those icky garden chemicals. Can't wait for spring and gardening!

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  3. Me either and thanks for stopping be. Please come back and join in as I will here!

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  4. Baking soda and vinegar are awesome!! Great suggestions for using them. Thank you for linking up to the Spring Cleaning Challenge! Good luck on the prizes :)

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