Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Try It You'll Like It

I'm a lot like my grandmother (dad's mom). She loves with all her heart but she's also a hard ass. She had 14 kids so she had to be. Her dishes are done, carpets are vacuumed, things are clean but she's also a pack rat. There are piles of stuff here, there, book shelf is full of a little of everything. That's me.

One thing I can't get over is being a germ-a-phobe. I was cleaning everything with Clorox Wipes: door knobs, counters, stovetop, faucets, fridge handle, keyboard, mouse, toilet handles. I would then spray the air with Lysol.

I've found that by taking baby steps to go green I can save money too. I've now been making my own cleaning solution to take the place of my Clorox Wipes. I found this online: Fill 1/4 of a spray bottle with vinegar and the rest with water. I add a squirt of Dawn Dish soap. The vinegar smell takes some getting used to but as soon as it dries the smell is gone.

There are many benefits to using vinegar. Vinegar is very inexpensive. I buy large bottles at the Dollar Store for 75 cents. It is a natural disinfectant. Bugs hate the taste. Leave an open bowl with vinegar on counter overnight to freshen the air. I also clean mirrors and windows with the same bottle. LOVE IT!

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