|Mrs. Mac's Cleaning Arsenal|
For windows I use a recycled spray (window cleaner) bottle and fill it with one cup white vinegar with two cups tap water and a small squirt of dish soap (adding a drop or two blue or green food coloring .. so the family will 'think' it's effective;). This can be used on windows .. stainless steel appliances .. sinks, bathtubs and toilets.
|Squeaky Clean Tub .. pic by Mrs. Mac|
Toilets .. same as for sinks but use a few extra drops of dish soap. Any hard water rings can be safely removed with a pumice stone. Spray your window cleaner on another cloth to wipe down the seat and rim.
Use caution on marble (any acid such as vinegar or lemon juice may dull the surface if not wiped immediately) .. I find no problem using the window cleaner on sealed granite counter tops .. just wipe well after spraying.
Three products: Baking Soda, Dish Soap & White Vinegar will clean your home just as well as those expensive products .. saving you a ton of money .. and the environment each year. (2 gallons white vinegar & 13.5 lbs of baking soda cost under $10 and will last a very long time ... purchased in bulk at Costco).
|Essential Oils .. a little drop goes a long way! pic by Mrs. Mac|
More money saving tips: Using cotton rags (made from old washcloths, torn up towels, flannel sheets, sweat pants, etc.) works better than paper towels .. if you stop using fabric softener (Downy or Dryer Sheets) .. and instead use 1/2 cup of white vinegar in the wash rinse. Fabric softeners tend to leave a filmy residue on fabric and may streak mirrors.
|Bar soap .. and 20 seconds of scrubbing = clean!|