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This recipe for cleaning 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


Mildew Remover
Dissolve together: c, vinegar
c. borax in warm water.
Apply with sponge or spray bottle.
Rug and Upholstery Cleaner
Sprinkle corn meal, baking soda or cornstarch on dry rugs and vacuum. Use club soda or soap-based rug shampoo.
Carpet Cleaning Foam
Mix together: c. vegetable oil-based liquid soap
3 tbsp. (or more) water
Whip ingredients in bowl with egg beater. Rub foam into problem areas of the rug. Rinse well with water.
Mix together: c. white vinegar
1 gal warm water
Polishing with skim milk after floor is dry will make the floor glow!

Furniture Polish (Wood Surfaces)
Rub toothpaste on wood furniture to remove water marks.
Polish wood with 2 tsp. lemon oil and 1 pint mineral oil in spray bottle. Spray, rub in and wipe clean.
Mix two parts olive oil to one part lemon juice. After rubbing the mixture in, let stand for several hours and then polish with a soft, dry cloth.
Melt 1 tbsp. carnauba wax into two pints mineral oil. Use sparingly and rub hard.

Metal Polishes
Silver Polish
Soak: 1 qt. warm water
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
small piece of aluminum foil
Rub toothpaste on silver, let it dry and rinse off.
Copper Cleaner
Rub lightly with fine table salt wetted with vinegar and lemon juice.
Rubbing alcohol, or a small amount of ammonia with hot water. Also try white flour in a damp rag.
Equal parts salt and flour, with a little vinegar




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