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View Poll Results: Do you make your own cleaning solution at home?
Yes, I make my own and it saves a ton of $$ 27 52.94%
No, I've never tried it before... 24 47.06%
Voters: 51. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-06-2009, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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...a young Amish man was buying liquid Cheer and a six-pack of Mountain Dew!
We took our down comforter to the laundromat for the lady to wash it in her large commercial machine.
The cats had been sleeping on it and one of them vomited.
It smelled kind of catty and fishy.

She got a can of Mountain Dew out of the vending machine and poured it into the washer.
She said it's the best thing for getting out odors.
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Old 09-08-2009, 04:58 PM
 
Location: SATX
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Besides the white vinegar for cleaning sinks and showers, I use bleach to clean everything, the dilution ratio for household cleaning is 3/4 cup to a gallon, I have reused the spray bottle that originally had Lysol Bleach household cleaner in it. When you figure that container costs about $2 in the store and I am using a fifth a cup of bleach (which if I had to estimate costs about 2 cents) and tap water to refill, I am doing good on savings, plus I feel better about reusing the plastic container.
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Old 09-12-2009, 12:27 PM
 
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Besides the white vinegar for cleaning sinks and showers, I use bleach to clean everything, the dilution ratio for household cleaning is 3/4 cup to a gallon, I have reused the spray bottle that originally had Lysol Bleach household cleaner in it. When you figure that container costs about $2 in the store and I am using a fifth a cup of bleach (which if I had to estimate costs about 2 cents) and tap water to refill, I am doing good on savings, plus I feel better about reusing the plastic container.
Good point. I reuse all of my household cleaner spray bottles. Have in the past bought numerous spray bottles, only to have the sprayer apparatus go out after a few uses.
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Old 09-30-2009, 11:19 AM
 
Location: where the moss is taking over the villages
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However if anyone has a tip for cleaning a vinyl kitchen floor I would love to hear it. I have tried various things on mine and it still always looks dingy.
Have you tried regular rubbing alcohol? I use it alot for cleaning... Rubbing alcohol removes glue & stickiness in general. However the paint on the oven fan thing came off when I used it there...

Dr. Bronner's is useful for cleaning... Gets the tub really clean. If I use it for shampoo, it feels like it could melt my eyeballs: caution.

I clean my bathroom mirror by simply wiping it down after showering: I use a wash cloth reserved for keeping the sink area dry.

When I'm about to toss a bath or hand towel into the laundry, I first use it to do a quick mop up of the bathroom floor.

Kate
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