Friday, August 17, 2012
OK, so I have seen countless Pinterest pins for a home made cleaner made of equal parts of blue liquid Dawn dish soap and vinegar. Yes it works well! It cleans soap scum like magic and makes your sinks and faucets shine like new. However, if you use it you are wasting money!! Dawn is one of the most expensive dish soaps on the market and there is no need to use that much. Try this recipe instead. It works just as wonderfully and REALLY cuts down the cost and the amount of suds. This is a multipurpose cleaner that cleans everything from floors to mirrors and windows, yes windows, completely streak free!. I use it on almost everything!! I keep a bottle in each bathroom and one in the kitchen. I can't even begin to think about how much money I save on cleaners. I no longer buy Windex, Scrubbing Bubbles, Mr. Clean etc. This literally costs pennies per bottle. I wouldn't even be able to figure it out for at least a year because that is at least how long the ingredients are going to last. Give it a try, I am SO glad I did.
Put 2 tablespoons of vinegar and 2 tsp of borax in a spray bottle, (I use a funnel and put the borax in first). Add hot water to dissolve borax. Leave room at top of the bottle so u can add 1/8 cup yummy smelling dish soap. Fill the rest of the bottle slowly with cold water so u don't get suds.
The borax can be optional, I use it because it kills germs. Also my sister doesn't always use Dawn and says it still works. I use Dawn, so it is just a matter of personal preference.
Posted by pmaynes at 11:19 AM
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Posted by pmaynes at 8:30 PM
If you have never tried this you should. Easy, fun and inexpensive art project for kids. All you need is cheap shaving cream, Elmer's glue and paper. You can use food coloring to make different colors if you want. Just mix one part glue to one part shaving cream and that's it. You can use plastic knives or popsicle sticks or even fingers to paint with. It washes off very easily and has a fresh clean scent. I have never colored it, the kids have fun with white so why bother :) We make snow men, ghosts, bunnies etc. When it's dry it is soft and puffy, so cool!
Posted by pmaynes at 3:32 PM