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cleaners for pennies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Heather Livingston
Added: Sunday, January 11, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Drain Cleaner
Pour together: c. borax in drain followed by
2 c. boiling water
OR
c baking soda down the drain, followed by
c. vinegar
Cover drain and let sit for 15 minutes. Follow with 2 qts. boiling water.
OR
Use a plumber's "snake" and boiling water.
Toilet Bowls
Pour: c. baking soda into bowl and drizzle with vinegar.
Let sit for hour. Scrub and flush. Add borax for stains.

Directions:
Directions:
Air Fresheners
Commercial fresheners work by masking smells, coating nasal passages and deadening nerves to diminish sense of smell. Instead:
Find source of odors and eliminate them;
Keep house and closets clean and well-ventilated;
Grow lots of house plants;
Simmer: Cinnamon sticks
Orange peel, cloves
Water
To absorb odors, place 2 to 4 tbsp. baking soda or vinegar in small bowls in refrigerator and around the house and pour cup baking soda in the bottom of trash cans.
Ceramic Tiles
Mix together: c. vinegar
1 gal. warm water
Basin, Tub, and Tile
Mix together: c. baking soda
2-3 tbsp. liquid soap (castile, peppermint)
Garbage Disposal Freshener
Grind ice and lemon or orange juice in the disposal.

 

 

 

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