Skip to main content

Save Money By Green Cleaning With Natural Cleaning Products


Save money on your grocery bill by cutting out or down on the chemical cleaning supplies. Here are a few ideas for cleaning supplies you can make with chemical free items you may already have at home.

Furniture Polish : Mix one part lemon juice with two parts olive oil.

Toilet Bowl Cleaner: Pour about 3 cup white vinegar into toilet bowl and about once a week add some vinegar to the tank to help keep the toilet bowl clean.

Laundry: Use white vinegar, about 1/2 cup to 1 cup, in the rinse cycle instead of store bought fabric softener sheets. You can also add vinegar to those laundry balls that you just throw in with the clothes to have soft fluffy laundry.

Dishes
: For hand washing your dishes, use a half lemon with baking soda sprinkled on it to wash your dishes and get them sparkly clean (some pots and pans may still need the tough scrubber sponge though.) In the dishwasher, use vinegar instead of detergent. Just pour about 1/2 cup into the bottom of the dishwasher.

Drain Cleaner: Put about a cup of baking soda down your bathroom drain, followed by a cup of vinegar to get rid of clogs. This may take a couple of repeats, but should get drains cleared out.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Things To Do With Empty Cans of Soup

All of these ideas start with a clean empty soup can with no jagged edges. For some you may want to peel off the labels, others you might just leave the labels on!



1.. Having a picnic? Use empty Campbells soup cans as utensil holders for plastic forks and spoons on the picnic tables. (leave labels on ..adds a colorful unique touch!)

2.. Make a Halloween Decoration. Cover a soup can in black construction paper or fabric. Add some cut out eyes. For wings, color a paper plate black, Cut the plate in half. For each half, cut scalloped edges along one side, then glue "wings" to the side of the "bat can."

And a few more easy ways to recycle empty soup cans:

3. Use a nail and hammer to poke hole sin the bottom of sop cans and use as herb planters. Place a plastic lid under can to prevent rust stains.
4. Make Candlesticks (great tutorial from "Me Making Do")
5. Make a Flower-Shaped Cookie Cutter.
6. Make a Hanukkah Gift out of a soup can.
7. Make a Christmas Lum…

Home Made Halloween Costumes

Halloween is around the corner...so time to start cooking up some Halloween costumes you can make from home and save money while treating your little ghosts and goblins to a fun night!

This idea came from Kaboose.com-- I just changed a couple of things, but basically the costume idea is the same.

Home Made Spider Costume

Needed:
long sleeve black top/shirt
4 long black socks
newspaper, grocery bags, paper bags, or anything else you can use to stuff the socks with
a black knit cap
black yarn

Stuff each sock with paper or bags or filling of some sort.

Attach each sock to the side seams of the shirt (two socks on each side)
(I would suggest sewing the socks to securely attach them to the shirt, but duct tape can probably work as well.)

Next,  you will want to attach the black yarn in-between each sock and the cuffs of the shirt. This can be done in a couple of different ways. You can use the duct tape to attach a yarn piece at the cuff of the sleeve, and then tape the end of the yarn on t…

How To Make Some Extra Money From Home

Need to make some extra money so you can save some money? Or if you need some extra income to help with living expenses, try some freelance writing on the weekends.

Here are some sites to check out that will pay for articles submitted. Read each site's terms and conditions to make sure you are comfortable with how and when they pay, rights to articles you write, etc.

1. AssociatedContent.com
2. Sheknows.com
3. Suite101.com
4. Examiner,com
5. Internet Brands
6. Demand Studios.com
7. JustAnswer.com
8. Helium.com
9. Mahalo.com
10.wisegeek.com