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Pamela - posted on 08/30/2010 ( 18 moms have responded )

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if theres anything a mom wants to know its safe money saving ways to keep a clean home and there are so many out there that i think we should share what we know for example a mix of vinegar and water makes a great glass cleaner it also works to clean coffee pots, kettles, soap scum etc, even heating a cup of it in the microwave will help loosen up the dirt and is a 100% safer then cleaners also used drier sheets make great dusting clothes and leaves a nice fresh sent so lets hear yours!!! : )

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Vicki - posted on 09/01/2010

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Vinegar in a spray bottle kills grass and weeds in sidewalk cracks too...my new fav.

Loreana - posted on 08/30/2010

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anyone know what i can use to get grease buildup from my deep fryer off my new fridge? tried CLR spray, pickle juice and all purpose nothing gets the thick grease off

Candi - posted on 04/24/2011

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pen marks on the wall? Aerosol hair spray. Just spray it and wipe it off. I also heard if you slice a lemon in half and put it in the microwave for about 20 seconds, all old smells will be gone. My daughter's school does this when a teacher burns popcorn!

Erica - posted on 04/25/2011

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Peroxide (the kind in your medcine cabinet) can be used to bleach your whites and your teeth! Use a cap full and hold in your mouth and swish with if for up to 5 mins. put 1/4 c of peroxide in your whites instead of bleach. :)

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Sally - posted on 04/26/2011

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Use two tablespoons of baking soda in six ounces of water to wash your har. It won't suds at all, but it removes the grime out without stripping the natural oils. Work it onto your scalp and rinse well. Follow up with a rinse of one tablespoon of vinegar in six ounces of water. If static is a problem, use a small amount of conditioner on the ends.

Natasja - posted on 04/25/2011

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Tee tree oil removes greasy residue, tacky glue from labels and the list goes on.

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Use 1/3 of the laundry detergent suggested on the box/bottle -- it actually cleans better this way!

Too much residue build-up locks in stains.

Dale Ann - posted on 04/24/2011

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Almost 40 years ago my Pediatrician told me to put vinegar in the diaper rinse water, yeah we used real diapers back then, so it would remove the soap residu. My daughter had very sensitive skin and would break out. I used it in all her laundry.

Tracy - posted on 09/01/2010

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Toothpaste works good to get scuffs off of lino floors, also cover your bathroom mirror with shaving cream then wipe off to keep mirror fog - free for about a week. Another trick for cleaning your microwave, wet a cloth first with water, then lemon juice, lay in microwave and heat. The cloth will produce moisture, making it easier to wipe clean and the lemon helps to cut through the gunk.

Elise - posted on 08/30/2010

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vinegar from a spray bottle on a dry shower kills mould. then a little bit of bleach in another spraybottle gets rid of any stains between the tiles.

Pamela - posted on 08/30/2010

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baking soda and vinegar also work for cleaning out your sink and tub pipes

Sarah - posted on 08/30/2010

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Lemon juice, baking soda and hot water also makes a good stain remover in bathtubs, countertops, etc.

Baking soda will get the burnt-on stuff out of the bottom of the pan. Mix equal parts vinegar and baking soda in the pan and then let it boil until the baking soda creates a paste. Let it dry hard and then remove. Easy as pie.

Nasrin - posted on 08/30/2010

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Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower? Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.

Nasrin - posted on 08/30/2010

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Stressed out and don't have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa? Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber with react with the boiling water and be released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown the reduce stress in new mothers

Alice - posted on 08/30/2010

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Vinegar & water... good one.

For furniture & floor polish, lemon oil (the stuff for cake making) on a soft cloth works great... or you just rub the skin of a lemon or lime onto a cloth then polish with it. Smells great, too.

Lemon juice, baking soda, and hot water makes a perfect paste to clean up pet/kid stains in carpet without damaging & leaves a fresh scent. :)

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