Friday, January 11, 2013

A Few Frugal Tips

Make your own safer version of a bleach by mixing lemon juice and hydrogen peroxide.  I only mix up the amount I will need, as it tends to go flat after a day.  I keep it in a spray bottle.  Use it just as you use bleach.

Lime and hard water stains won't build up on your tub shower walls if you use turtle wax on them.  ONLY use the wax on the shower walls, NEVER on the shower or tub bottom.

Toothpaste often takes permanent marker off of wood floors, furniture, dry erase boards, refrigerators and more.

A paste of baking soda and peroxide often removes built up grease on baking pans and cookie sheets.

Baking soda and vinegar often clean out kitchen drains.  Dump the soda down the drain, then add the vinegar and watch the reaction.  Let it sit 30 minutes, then pour in boiling water.  May need to repeat a few times.  This is also a good way to get rid of that sewer smell in a drain that has an empty trap.

Make your own swifter covers by using an old bath towel.  Depending on the size of the towel, you may be able to get 2 or more covers out of it.  For best results, I double the towel.

Refill your 32 oz Frebreeze Spray bottle by making your own fabric freshener:

1/8 Cup of Your Favorite Fabric Softener
2 Tablespoons Baking Soda
Hot Tap Water - To Fill the Bottle to the Top
Shake it before each use

Stain Remover
2 parts hydrogen peroxide
1 part Dawn dishwashing soap

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