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Homemade Cleaning Products

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:

  1. 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.

  2. Bring the shine back to piano keys and gilt picture frames, wipe with a cloth dipped in milk

  3. Add a ½ c. salt to the wash cycle to keep colored clothes dye from running

  4. To make kitchen counter or floor tile shine, rub a piece of wax paper over countertops or place over a dust mop

  5. 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.

  6. Freshen carpets by sprinkling with cornstarch, wait 15 minutes and then vacuum

  7. To remove rust stains in sinks and tubs, make a paste of cream of tartar and hydrogen peroxide and wipe with a soft sponge

  8. Homemade toilet bowl cleaner,  1 cup baking soda mixed with 1 cup powdered Tide detergent Use ¼ c. to clean toilet bowl

  9. Cleaning the refrigerator, add 1 Tbl. Borax to 1 quart of warm water, wipe down with a soft sponge

  10. Removing scuff marks on linoleum, use Crest toothpaste mixed with a little baking soda and wipe with damp cloth.

  11. Use Crest toothpaste, to shine chrome fixtures in a bathroom

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