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Friday, April 9, 2021

How to cleaning tips and tricks

Searching for ideas on how to clean your home on a budget?  We have some suggestions for you to try out, and you guessed it, all while spending very little money!

Cleaning tips and tricks with vinegar

Vinegar?  Yes, it can be smelly, but do you know it seriously cleans your home!  I use it on our tub because it removes soap scum... I clean our backsplash with it, it removes grease... I also wipe down our counters, the fridge shelves when something gets spilled, and our bathroom sinks with it.  Do you know you have to put little elbow grease in it when you use vinegar.  It does a great job removing those tough spills in the fridge that no one seems to know about until they have sat for a while.  FYI: No, you should not use it on marble or granite though...

Did you know lemon removes rust stains... you can sprinkle it on the rust, add some salt and scrub... viola no more rust stains.  I remember my Mom doing this when the washer would get rust on her white garments.  She would let the lemon and salt sit for a while and then add more lemon juice to it and scrub.  It always worked for her. 

Spilled wine on carpet?  No problem... salt will absorb wine from your carpet... cover the spill with a mound of salt, let dry and vacuum...

Baking soda... I love cleaning our drains with baking soda and vinegar.  I sprinkle a mound on the drain and then pour vinegar over it and let those foaming bubbles do their job!  Rinse the drain once all of the mixture has gone down and you can save yourself on plumbing bills too.  It really helps in keeping your drains from clogging!  This was a tip a customer told me years ago... I decided to try it and he was right, it does really work!

So there we have some low cost cleaning tips & tricks, no reason to purchase expensive cleaning products.  You can clean your home with these inexpensive items, isn't it nice keeping that money in your pocket?   We are saving for retirement so every extra penny helps in the big scheme of things... we have a goal to be completely debt free by the time we are 50!  Anyone else have retirement on their mind?  Want so share your money saving tips with us?  We love ways to save money, who doesn't? 

Happy Friday y'all! 

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