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This recipe for cleaners for pennies, by , is from The manitoba food banks Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Heather Livingston
Added: Sunday, January 11, 2009


Drain Cleaner
Pour together: c. borax in drain followed by
2 c. boiling water
c baking soda down the drain, followed by
c. vinegar
Cover drain and let sit for 15 minutes. Follow with 2 qts. boiling water.
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.

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
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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