Cleaning 2018-08-25T14:07:51+00:00

Cleaning Nuggets

CITRUS CLEANING CUBES

August 25th, 2018|

Lemons, ice and vinegar are a great way to keep your garbage disposal unit smelling fresh. The peels and vinegar help clean the blades and the oils release a fresh, tangy scent. The ice cubes [...]

MIRACLE GLASS CLEANER

August 25th, 2018|

Chemicals are harsh on your hands and your lungs.  Next time you are ready to attack your dirty windows or mirrors, make up some vinegar water in an old spray bottle. 1 part white vinegar [...]

HOW TO GET STREAK FREE WINDOWS

August 25th, 2018|

I like a simple vinegar water mixture to clean my windows, but regardless of what you use, if you want crystal clear, streak free panes, there are two keys factors to remember. Dry the windows [...]

3 MUST DO’S WHEN CLEANING A REALLY DUSTY HOUSE

August 25th, 2018|

If you have to attack and clean a super dusty house, get out the vacuum, add the attachment and get started. But don’t forget these three important things: Protect your lungs and wear a dust [...]

BEST NATURAL GREASE CUTTER

August 25th, 2018|

Vinegar water is an excellent natural grease cutter. Mix 1 part white vinegar with 10 parts water and put in a spray bottle. Spritz it on counters, cabinets and floors and wipe the grease off [...]

VINEGAR WATER GETS RID OF HOUSEHOLD ODORS

August 25th, 2018|

Water and vinegar mixed together not only make a great natural cleaner, but also work wonders at getting rid of unpleasant and unwanted household odors. Make up a spray bottle with 1 part white vinegar [...]

KEEP YOUR TOILET BOWL SMELLING CLEAN

August 25th, 2018|

Clean is not supposed to have a scent, but we all know clean when we smell it!  To keep your toilet bowl smelling clean without using harsh chemicals and bleach, pour 1 cup of white [...]

MAKE FLEAS FLEE!

August 25th, 2018|

What did the dog say to the flea? Stop bugging me! If you want to get rid of fleas on your floor, go grab a lemon. Fleas can’t stand the smell of citrus. Mix the [...]

ERASE THE STAINS FROM PLASTIC FOOD CONTAINERS

August 25th, 2018|

You stored tomato sauce in a plastic container and now you regret it. The leftovers have left their mark. Fill the container with warm water. Add 2-4 tablespoons of baking soda, depending on the container [...]

HOW TO REMOVE THE WAXY COATING ON PRODUCE

August 25th, 2018|

Those shiny apples arranged so beautifully in the produce section look so tempting. The reason they look so good is that they are wearing a layer of wax. Wax is used on many fruits and [...]

FRESHEN UP YOUR SPONGES

August 25th, 2018|

To help you get a few more days use out of your kitchen sponges, soak them in a mixture of water and that clever little miracle worker – baking soda.  From stale to sweet smelling [...]

BAKING SODA FOR WHITE, BRIGHT LAUNDRY

August 25th, 2018|

Instead of using harsh chlorine bleach, baking soda (otherwise known as bicarbonate of soda) can help whiten, brighten, deodorize and soften your clothes. Add half a cup of baking soda along with your regular laundry [...]

GET CRAYON OFF THE WALL

August 25th, 2018|

You are happy your child is displaying artistic tendencies, until she scribbles all over your freshly painted living room. Breathe; count to 10; sprinkle a little baking soda on a damp sponge and scrub gently. [...]

GET STAINS OUT OF YOUR CUTTING BOARD

August 25th, 2018|

Lemons and baking soda are one of my favorite combinations. Sprinkle your cutting board with baking soda. Cut a lemon in half and run the cut side over your cutting board. The lemon will remove [...]

SHINE SILVER JEWELRY WITH TOOTHPASTE

August 25th, 2018|

Silver jewelry tarnishes very quickly, particularly if you live near the ocean. By the end of a vacation, your favorite earrings can look rather dull. A quick way to bring back some sparkle is with [...]

CLEAN YOUR BLINDS WITH TONGS

August 25th, 2018|

Blinds are such a pain to clean. Once a year I give mine a bath to really freshen them up. But for regular cleaning, I use a pair of kitchen tongs. Get 2 microfiber cloths. [...]

SWEET SMELLING VINEGAR WATER

August 25th, 2018|

Vinegar water is an excellent natural grease cutter. (Mix 1 part white vinegar with 10 parts water and put in a spray bottle.) But it can smell a little …well…vinegary. Add a sweet, fresh scent [...]

THE BEST ALL PURPOSE, SAFE, CHEAP CLEANER

August 25th, 2018|

Combine 2 tablespoons of baking soda with 1 liter of water and pour into a spray bottle.  Spray on your surfaces and wipe down with a sponge. You can use this for your countertops, your [...]

THE SAFEST MARBLE CLEANER

August 25th, 2018|

You have a beautiful new marble countertop. You love it. You want to keep it looking beautiful, so how should you clean it? Less is definitely more. Use a simple mixture of warm water with [...]