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Help for Mildew on Shower Curtains

You can get mildew proof cotton curtains.You can take down the curtain you have periodically and throw it in the washer with detergent or borax or baking soda or vinegar. Let it dry in the sun and rehang. Close the curtain after each shower to help prevent mildew. Or wash with 1/2 cup soap and […]

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Safe, Natural and Effective Disinfectant

Safe, Effective and Natural Disinfectant

Disinfectants can be pretty expensive, and the chemicals in the majority of them are quite dangerous to our health. Here are two safe, simple and cost-effective disinfectants you can make at home that really work. 1/4 cup borax in 1/2 gallon hot water. Or 2 cups hot water on 2 cups fresh thyme leaves. Steep […]

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A Window Cleaner That Works

A dab of liquid dish soap makes all the difference. Here’s the formula: INGREDIENTS * 1/4 cup vinegar * 1/2 teaspoon liquid soap or detergent * 2 cups of water 1. Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake to blend. 2. Spritz on dirty windows, then wipe off with a cloth. Many people swear […]

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Mold, Mildew Buster

1/4 cup borax in 2 cups water – borax acts as a mold inhibitor. (You could wash down the bathroom walls, etc. with borax solution and just let it dry.) Heat also helps get rid of mold – it dries it to powder so it is more easily cleaned. Once cleaned, sprinkle area with borax […]

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Using Essential Oils to Clean and Disinfect

With the desire to keep our homes clean and safe for our families, along with wanting to protect the environment, more people are turning to essential oils to accomplish both tasks. But what exactly are essential oils, and how can they be used to clean and disinfect our homes? Essential oils are concentrated liquids that […]

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Clean and Green Part II

Read Clean and Green Part I Garbage Disposal: To eliminate garbage disposal odors and clean and sharpen blades, grind ice and used lemon and/or orange rinds until pulverized. Kitchen Safety: Fire 1) Emergency fire extinguisher: if a greasy pan catches on fire, turn the heat off and try to cover the pan. Sprinkle powdered baking […]

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Great Chemical Free Housekeeping Tips

For most of us, house cleaning is an activity that comes with exposure to a cocktail of chemicals. Household cleaners contain things like bleach and ammonia that we all know the dangers of, as well as chemicals with complex names that we may never have heard of. These chemicals might kill germs and leave our […]

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Home Made Dustless Dusters

from http://www.oldfashionedliving.com/ Hem white cheesecloth in thirty inch length, fold in a small square. Place the dry clean cloths in a fruit jar with a mixture of one pint hot water stirred with one-fourth cup lemon oil. With a stick, press the liquid into the cloth. Squeeze dry and hang in the air. Wash after […]

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DIY Home Cleaners That Are Safe

It’s surprising how many caustic and harmful chemicals are found in standard household cleansers. Have you ever left the bathroom coughing and gasping for breath after spraying the bathtub or shower with a basic cleaner? Have your eyes ever watered as you spray down your kitchen countertops? This is your body sending you a clear […]

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How to Freshen Your Dishwasher with Vinegar

It seems there’s no cleaning chore that vinegar can not perform. If your dishwasher needs freshening up, vinegar is once again the cleaner of choice. Here are 2 ways to do it. 1. Pour One cupful of white vinegar into the bottom of your vacant dishwasher. Do not put it in the soap dispenser. Stream […]

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