Saturday, March 31, 2012

Cheap Clothes Stain Remover

This is a great stain remover for clothes.  I have been using it for years and it seems to get rid of every single stain I have ever sprayed it on.   It consists of equal parts ammonia, liquid dish soup, and water.  Put all the ingredients in a spray bottle then saturate the stain.  I leave it on for several hours before I wash it. 

For mirrors, counters, and windows, I use straight hydrogen peroxide in a spray bottle.  It has no smell and seems to do a great job at cleaning.

For sinks and bathtubs, I love Bar Keepers Friend.  It is non-toxic with no smell as compared to Comet or Ajax and it cleans just as good.

HERE is my take on liquid verses powdered homemade laundry detergents.

You want to keep as many chemicals out of your homes as possible, including all the anti-bacterial products.   I have read that indoor air is more polluted than outdoor air.  Open your windows whenever you have the chance to let fresh air in.  We always sleep with a window open.

My best tip for cleaning is to simplify!  Get rid of STUFF!  Throw or give away everything you haven't used for a year.  If you have plates you haven't used, give them to somebody who can use them.  If you have lots of clothes you don't wear, give them to someone who will wear them.  Don't have so many toys for your children.  Have them watch you and work with you.  This makes them develop a work ethic and develops their intellect!

These are just a few of my cleaning tips, simple and cheap! 

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