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Spring into Cleaning With Homemade Solutions

Apr 07, 2016 02:06PM ● By Tori La Rue

By Tori La Rue | tori@mycityjournals.com 

Draper - It’s about time to roll up those sleeves and start spring cleaning, but before jumping to the supermarket to buy Windex, Lysol and Clorox, consider these inexpensive solutions made from goods that may already be lying around the house. 

All Purpose Cleaner: Combine ½ cup vinegar, ¼ cup baking soda and ½ gallon water. Spray or dump the solution on showers, bathtubs, toilets, windows, mirrors and counter tops. 

Mold Remover: Combine an equal amount of water and hydrogen peroxide in a spray bottle. Be careful not to get any solution on yourself because it could cause burning. Spray the solution the mold, and wait an hour before rinsing. 

Carpet Stain Remover: Combine an equal amount of white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Spray on the stain and let it sit for several minutes before using a brush or sponge coated with soapy water to scrub the stain off. 

Heavy-duty Carpet Cleaner: Combine an equal amount of salt, borax and vinegar together to make a paste. Spread it over the stain in the carpet. Let it sit for a few hours, and then vacuum up the residue. 

Wood Flooring: Apply a thin coat of vegetable oil and vinegar to the floor, and rub well. 

Laundry Detergent: Mix 1 cup of ivory soap with ½ cup of washing soda and ½ cup of borax. Use one tablespoon of the detergent in light loads and two for heavy loads. 

The above ideas come from eartheasy.com. Check the website for more information.      

 

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