10 Money Saving and Eco-Friendly Cleaning Tips That Cost Less Than $1.00
Posted Feb 19 2010 2:19pm
With the down economy, many are facing tragedy; having to choose between
feeding family and paying the mortgage. Simple money saving tips like reducing your family's energy consumption is not enough. Continuing to purchase the very expensive and
non-eco-friendly chemical cleaners seems outlandish when you can use one miracle
cleaner that costs less than a $1.00 per gallon: vinegar!
Below are some cleaning tips you can easily utilize in your home to help
you save money. Keep in mind vinegar is not as strong as some of the corrosive
chemicals out there and sometimes takes a little extra elbow grease - well worth
it to save the extra cash:
Remove bacteria and pesticide residue from produce - Use 1 part vinegar to 3
parts water, wash produce thoroughly.
Clean windows and countertops - Use a 50% water and vinegar mixture to clean
windows and countertops.
Remove shower and bathtub film - Use vinegar full strength on an old wash
Toilet bowl stains - Use white distilled vinegar full strength with a
Furniture polish - Use a 50% olive oil and vinegar mixture and polish
furniture with a soft cloth. Be sure to test furniture in an inconspicuous spot
first because vinegar is acidic.
Clean microwave - Utilize 1/4 cup of vinegar and 1 cup of water in a bowl.
Place in the microwave and cook until boiling. Immediately wipe interior of
Wash no-wax floors - Add 1/2 cup of white distilled vinegar to a half-gallon
of warm water. Mop or scrub floor.
Clean kitchen cutting boards - Use vinegar full strength on cutting
Wash grass stains out of fabric - Use a 1/3 cup vinegar and 2/3 cup water
mixture. Apply to stain and blot.
Remove molds and mildew - Use a 50% water and white vinegar mixture for
light mildew stains, and full strength white vinegar to kill heavier mildew and
Use vinegar as an all-purpose eco-friendly solution and save your money for more valuable necessities; like food and clothing.