Cleaning your home doesn’t have to involve spending a lot of money for expensive commercial products. Use easily handy common household supplies to make your home shine.
Below are a few quick tips:
- For a good all- around cleaner, in a spray bottle, mix together 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. Borax, 2 tsp. lemon juice, 3 tsp. Dawn dish soap and 2 cups of hot water. Shake well before each use.
- Bring the shine back to piano keys and gilt picture frames, wipe with a cloth dipped in milk
- Add a ½ c. salt to the wash cycle to keep colored clothes dye from running
- To make kitchen counter or floor tile shine, rub a piece of wax paper over countertops or place over a dust mop
- To clean tarnished silver, add to a pot of water, ½ salt, 2 tsp. baking soda and bring to a boil. Then add a piece of aluminum foil to the mixture and place tarnished item in the water. Rinse well and then buff.
- Freshen carpets by sprinkling with cornstarch, wait 15 minutes and then vacuum
- To remove rust stains in sinks and tubs, make a paste of cream of tartar and hydrogen peroxide and wipe with a soft sponge
- Homemade toilet bowl cleaner, 1 cup baking soda mixed with 1 cup powdered Tide detergent Use ¼ c. to clean toilet bowl
- Cleaning the refrigerator, add 1 Tbl. Borax to 1 quart of warm water, wipe down with a soft sponge
- Removing scuff marks on linoleum, use Crest toothpaste mixed with a little baking soda and wipe with damp cloth.
- Use Crest toothpaste, to shine chrome fixtures in a bathroom