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20 July 2011 @ 08:04 pm
Got bugs in your house? Or a big sticky mess on your floor?  
You don't need expensive sprays and floor cleaners. Here are a couple super cheap--but still effective--ways to deal.

Mouthwash. That's right, I said mouthwash.
anfaliciousanfalicious on July 21st, 2011 04:44 am (UTC)
You don't put baking soda in with your vinegar?
theyatemytailortheyatemytailor on July 21st, 2011 06:14 am (UTC)
Sometimes, to clean jewelry or shower heads (the reaction gets into the small crannies very well). But it's not always necessary and can be more of a hassle than it's worth. Specially if you're clumsy like me. :)

For lots of things, just vinegar will do. I clean my counters and table with vinegar and hot water (because I'm too much of a sucker to shoo my cats off when they're being adorable, and vinegar won't hurt them).

Baking soda can also be used by itself if you need a soft abrasive, like when you clean the inside of a bottle or jar. When I do those I like to put baking soda, hot water, and rice in the jar and shake it up. Better than brillo pads!
Veririaveriria on July 22nd, 2011 01:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the link. My problem is I rarely clean in the first place, haha!
theyatemytailortheyatemytailor on July 23rd, 2011 05:21 am (UTC)
I have that problem too. Hence the need for drain cleaner to mop the floor! :)
Veririaveriria on July 23rd, 2011 03:01 pm (UTC)
I wish I could buy Red Devil lye in stores...I hate that they banned it or whatever for purchase. That was just regular old lye, I used it to make soap. Now when I get the urge to do that I have to order it and get it shipped special XD Of course that would not be good to use on the floors...haha