At Home Cleaning Products pt. 1

March 30, 2011

 I am no stranger to the “I’m broke, I’m in college” thing. We work hard in school and still go scrapping for money, eat Ramen Noodles or Macaroni and Cheese every night, and spend day after day trying to find a job to hold us over until we get Big People Jobs.
This should not stop you from keeping a clean environment.

There are many ways to go about your cleaning duties, still getting the cleanest conditions with the smallest amount of money spent. In fact, most of these tips can be done with around the house items, so you don’t even need to go to the store.

Vinegar. I swear my mother uses vinegar for everything. Everything from cleaning up after my dog to being put in our dishwasher. It can work as an all purpose cleaner as long as it is mixed equal part water to equal part vinegar. A splash of Vinegar in the dishwasher can add that extra zing to ensure that your dishes are extra clean. When my dog was a puppy she would not only use the mixture to clean up his “accidents”, but the harsh smell would make him associate the act of doing wrong with the vinegar and therefore teach him that it was WRONG.


The face of a dog that has just smelled vinegar

 As well as being a great multi-purpose cleaner, it is good for disinfecting and deodorizing. As indicated above, the smell is very harsh at first but can actually deodorize and leave a “nothing” smell later on.

Baking Soda. Baking soda, because of its hard complexion can be used for scrubbing. It also works well as a deodorizer by placing in either the fridge or freezer.

    ……………………………………….Click here to view baking soda and vinegar cleaning recipes………………………………..

 Lemon Juice. Lemon juice is not only good for keeping the blondes of the world’s hair blonder, but it also can be used to get rid of soap scum and hard water deposits. It is also great for cleaning brass and copper units, all while leaving a fresh lemon-y scent. Check out this website for more lemon juice uses. Lemon Lemon Lemon!


 Clean on.





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