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Kill Those Germs with All-Natural Cleaning Agents

OK..after posting my last blog entry about germs in the home, I thought it would be appropriate to write a post about all-natural home cleaning solutions. I remember my great grandmother talking about these back in the 1920’s (no, I wasn’t living then…she regaled her stories to me when I was growing up). So, even though they are not new…they do work and fit into what is now popularly known as “green living”. Plus, they are a lot cheaper than the store bought variety. Remember back in the late 60’s and 70’s when only “hippies” were talking about “natural living”? Here we are 30 years later and it’s the “in” thing. Go figure….

Removing stains:

Baking soda: Place some baking soda onto a damp cloth. Simply scrub the stained area until the stain is removed.

Lemon: Dip slices of fresh cut lemon into some salt. Then, rub the lemon directly on the stains.

Bleach: Place a drop of bleach into your coffee mugs, add water, and scrub until stain is removed.

After using any of the above methods, rinse item with warm water to remove cleanser.

Sanitizing shower curtains, counter tops, floors, etc.:

BLEACH!!! (Bleach is my all time favorite cleanser/deodorizer/sanitizer since it’s so effective and cheap). Add a few tablespoons of bleach to water in a sprayer bottle. Spray on affected area. Let set for about 5 minutes. Take dry cloth and scrub as needed until liquid is absorbed into cloth.

Glass and/or chrome cleaner:
Make your own “Windex” (window cleaner) by simply mixing some ammonia with water in a spray bottle. Spray onto affected area and wipe clean.

Or….1/4 cup white vinegar mixed with 1 quart water in a spray bottle.

Drain cleaner:
Mix vinegar and baking soda to clean/scrub drains and disposals. It removes soap scum and
leaves drains smelling clean.

The above are all-natural cleaners that work well for me. I’m sure there are many more that I am not mentioning. If you have more suggestions, feel free to add them here! Thanks! Hope this helps.

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4 Responses

  1. These are fabulous tips! Did you know that 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol mixed with 1 cup water is also a great window cleaner.

    Best Wishes,
    ~Miss Brittani

  2. Love these tips. Actually got a great tip about a year ago about another way to reduce germs – coughing and sneezing into your elbow.

    Google it “cough into elbow” You will be surprised at how many people recommend it!

  3. nice inputs you have there! it’s pretty helpful.. but to wrap up, i think the way to maintain the quality of a thing is on how a person carries and maintains it. it must come with discipline and dedication.

  4. Neat page!! will come back!!

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