Help Me Tip: House Hold Items That Actually Work As Cleaners

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    Save time and money by trying these simple household cleaners! If you are anything like us clean needs to be CLEAN!!! Well here are tips to insure that whatever you clean is actually sanitary. Have you ever wondered how our moms before us got along without the  Mr Clean Magic Eraser?

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    Here are few things that  I learned from my mom that actually work when money is tight.

    Window Cleaner

    Mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 1 quart warm water.

    Glass Coffee Pot Cleaner

    Place crushed ice, salt and sliced lemons in pot and swirl till clean.

    Furniture polish

    Mix 1/4 cup vinegar with 3/4 cup oil (olive, vegetable, lemon).

    General Cleaner

    Mix 4 tablespoons baking soda in 1 quart warm water, or use plain baking soda with a wet sponge.

    Disinfecting/Deodorizing Cleaner

    Mix 1/2 cup Borax in 1 gallon hot water.

    Mildew Remover

    Mix 3/4 cup chlorine bleach in 1 gallon of cold water.

    Telephone Cleaner

    Clean with rubbing alcohol.

    Eyeglass Cleaner

    Mix 8 ounces of ammonia with 32 ounces of rubbing alcohol.

    Daily Shower Cleaner

    1 cup vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon liquid dishwashing soap, and 1/4 cup dishwasher rinse agent.

    Oven Cleaner

    Baking Soda and Vinegar.

    Drain Cleaner

    Add 1/2 cup baking soda, then pour one cup of vinegar down drain. Let sit for 20 minutes, then flush with water.

    Woodwork Cleaner

    Used cold tea for cleaning any kind of woodwork.


    Re-use dryer sheets for dusting instead of the new Pledge or Swiffer cloths.

    Toilet Bowl Cleaner

    Drop denture cleaning tablet into bowl and let sit.

    Carpet Deodorizer

    Sprinkle baking soda or cornstarch on carpet. Vacuum after 30 minutes.

    Tub and Tile Cleaner

    Mix 1/4 cup baking soda with 1/2 cup white vinegar.

    Whats your tip?

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