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Washing Wednesday

This weeks Washing Wednesday is..............
How to make your own homemade dishsoap!!!!!  Go to ehow and find a few different ways to do this!!!!  I am going to try the bar of soap one, If you try one of these let us know which one and does it work well??!!



Since we've been talking about "shaving" this week we found a site that has a handy list of uses for razor blades for cleaning and other household chores.  Click here to view the article.





Keeping Your Microwave Clean!!

To keep up our "week of popcorn" going today we will share a few ways to clean your that when you pop your tasty popcorn that will be the only aroma escaping your microwave!!!

for step by step directions or to watch a video go here to find out how to clean your microwave with a lemon!!!

to learn to clean your microwave with vinegar, dishsoap or lemon go here

Hope you have enjoyed these tips today!!!

thank you wikihow for sharing these tips!!!!





Washing Wednesday for Father's Day Weekend!!!

Today i would like to share with yall a homemade car wash from washing dads car to waxing it for him......this is a nice treat for fathers day.  Get the kiddos out in the yard and let them help you get dads car gleaming!!!!!  Go here to get the homemade cleaning solution and here for your homemade wax!!

Thank you !!!! 




Making Your Own Toilet Cleaner

This washing Wednesday is How to make Natural Toilet cleaners!!!!!! I was reading this and thought that it was a really great idea!!!!!  Who wouldn't want to spend less money and be Eco friendly at the same time??!!! If you go here this site will give you a couple of different ways to do the above!!! Hope you enjoy!!(as much as you can enjoy cleaning a toilet anyway!!!!)

Thanks you are always helpful in a bind!!!!


Ok so as promised i have some more great things to do with your household baking soda!!  
This link will also give you handy products you keep in your home such as vinegar, baking soda,coca cola and more and what you can do with them other than food purposes click here to learn more about all of these handy tips!!  I hope you enjoy it as much as i did!!!!



Mommy in Ga says we have touched base on the carpet freshener made with baking soda and cinnamon if you missed that post you can pull up our washing Wednesday posts and have a look at it!!!  If you enjoyed that post you may enjoy the rest of this one...i will be sharing more cleaning tips with baking soda yay!!!

Baking Soda: cleaning your bathroom

To clean your hairbrushes or combs put warm water in your sink and add baking soda let them soak and rinse with clean water!

Baking Soda: cleaning miscellaneous

Remove stains from most surfaces by applying a baking soda paste (3 parts baking soda 1 part water) let it stand for a few minutes and use a rag to wipe clean

Drains all through your house use 1/4 cup baking soda and 1/2 cup vinegar this causes the baking soda to fizz your drains clean and rinse with hot water

For all you  smokers apply a small amount of baking soda in your ashtrays to keep your stale cigarette smell down inside or outside of your home

Sprinkling baking soda in your litter box helps eliminate some of that kitty smell

To quickly eliminate those smelly pet odors Or more commonly wet dog smell, sprinkle baking soda on the pet fur and brush thoroughly

To help remove spills blot up as much of the mess as you can, sprinkle with baking soda and vacuum, this helps prevent leaving any of the smell and also helps eliminate any bad odors that might otherwise linger

You can wash your childrens' toys with 1/4 cup baking soda and 1 qt water, either submerge the toys or use a clean rag to wipe them clean and rinse with clean water

For pots and pans or stubborn grill grates you can soak them in baking soda and water....depending on "how stuck" they are will determine soaking time and they should come clean pretty easily!!

If you have stains in the floor of your carport or garage you can sprinkle with baking sod, scrub it, and rinse away.

Baking Soda: With your laundry

If you have a hamper or laundry basket sprinkle it with a little bit of baking soda to keep your basket smelling fresher, i know here there are 6 sets of smelly socks a day waiting to be cleaned lol!!

To remove grease stains apply a baking soda paste (3parts baking soda 1 part water) let stand and wash as you normally would

Baking Soda: outside

Before packing away that camping gear at the end of summer sprinkle with a little baking soda and maybe some of that stale smell will be eliminated when you open it up next year

You can clean your kiddie pool (mildew and all) with some baking soda and warm water

If you have enjoyed these tips stay tuned tomorrow we will have tips for your vinegar uses and next Thursday more baking soda uses to come!!!!!  If you use a lot of baking soda you can get the bulk size bags at your local wholesale (bj's or Sam's etc....) or wal-mart.  You can use it for almost everything and the best part is there is no expiration date!!!!!



Bar Soap
Washing Soda
Liquid Castile Soap
Essential Oil (optional)
5-gallon plastic container with a lid

Measure 1 cup Borax (found in laundry section of most local grocers) with 4 cups of water i a 2 qt. saucepan.  Add one bar of finely grated soap (choose your preferred scent of soap adn you can use a cheese grater to grate your cheese!!)  the soap you choose will be the basis of your laundry detergent so if you have sensitive skin try less perfumed soap and if you have a lot of stains or oders you should try a stonger deoterant based soap.  Turn your oven burner on medium heat to bring your mixture to a simmer to dissolve the borax adn bar soap.  After the borax and bar soap dissolve remove your saucepan from the burner and add 1/2 cup washing soda (also found in the laundry aisle of most grocers) allowing the mixture to cool back to room temperature.  Add a 1/4 cup glycerine and 1/2 cup liquid castile soap to the mixture and stir.
Pour your entire mixture into your 5-gallon bucket and add 3 gallons of cool water to the mixture...your mixture will be cloudy and watery.  Cover your mixture with an air tight lid and let sit for 24 hours, after the 24 hours your liqiud laundry detergent will be ready for use!!  use 1/2 cup of detergent for normal loads and 1 full cup for larger or heavier duty loads.  You can also add 7-8 drops of your favorite essential oil to trademark your detergent.

we would like to thank for providing useful info!!


Easy Home Made Powder Laundry Detergent

Things You Will Need
1 bar grated Ivory soap (or other brand low in perfumes)
1 cup Borax (found in laundry aisle at your local grocer)
1 cup Washing Soda (found in laundry aisle at your local grocer)
1. Grate your bar of soap (you can use your houshold cheese grater)
2. Add your 1 cup of borax
3. Add your 1 cup of washing soda
mix together in an airtight conainr(you could use an old laundry container if you have one laying around) and use 1 to 2 Tablespoons per load depending on size
KEEP washing soda OUT OF REACH of children
DO NOT use with Bleach
Next week I will give instructions for LIQUID laundry soap!!!!
Would also like to thank ehow for having such a wide variety of options for me to share with yall!!!


Things You'll Need  For Your Homemade Carpet Cleaner

    • 2 gallon pitcher        
    • water
    • 1/4 cup distilled vinegar   
    • 1/4 cup bleach free dish soap    
    • any essential oil
    • long stemmed spoon                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             INSTRUCITONS                                                                                                                            Fill your 2 gallon jug with 1 gallon warm water, 1/4 cup distilled vinegar, 1/4 cup bleach free dish soap and 3 to 5 drops of  your favorite essential oil  (the oil is optional, but will give your cleaner a pleasant smell!!)     using a long stemmed soon mix all of your ingredients well add to your carpet cleaner reservoir for shampoo clean carpet as you would with your expensive name brand cleaner!!         
TIPS AND WARNINGS   apply to a small inconspicuous area of rug to test before using on full carpet.  **Check your carpet scrubber to make sure you do not need a particular carpet cleaning agent for your scrubber.  If your carpet scrubber is still under warranty it is not recommended to use any other products than the ones in your user guide due to it possibly voiding your warranty.

If you have left over white vinegar from easter and are looking for a cheap alternative to window are in the right place.....i have a recipe for a window cleaner for you.
                                                     you will need  :                                    
   white vinegar    
spray bottle
(reuse old cleaner bottle or go to walmart or dollar tree and get one to use over and over for around a dollar)
mix 1 part white vinegar and 1 part water in a spray bottle shake well and your ready to clean your windows!                              

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