Post # 1
All this talk about cleaning makes me wanna know…
What do you use to clean your house?
I’ve been using a vinegar/water solution for a while now. Sometimes I add tea tree oil. I pretty much use it on everything! I also add baking soda when doing the tub, toilet bowl and anything greasy in the kitchen. It seems to be working..
Post # 3
The best money I’ve ever spent on a cleaning product was this McCullough steam cleaner. We have a pet parrot who’s supremely messy and the steamer takes care of all of his little “presents” with nothing but water! Love it!
Post # 4
I usually use vineger in a spray bottle and I let some orange peels soak on in for a few weeks. FI likes the smell better and it’s tough on the gross stuff.
Post # 5
I always use baking soda to clean grimy things. Just mix it up into a paste with a little water, and spread it over the surface you need to clean – I use it most often on my stainless sinks. One sink was so awful we thought we were going to have to buy a new one. A little baking soda and it was good as new!
I also fill a bowl with vinegar and microwave it for 1 minute, then leave it for 3-4 minutes. Steams all the junk off the inside of the microwave. Same concept with the dishwasher – fill a bowl of vinegar, place it in the top rack of an empty dishwasher, and run it on a regular cycle (no soap!). It takes care of all the funky odors and makes it drain better!
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I use either white vinegar or a solution of with water. If that doesn’t clean it, I use a natural cleaner from the store.
Post # 7
Rubbing alcohol to clean bathroom mirrors, I hate the smell of windex.
Post # 8
@Fantastagirl: That sounds like a good idea! I think my SO has gotten used to the vinegar smell 🙂 Are the peels only for the smell? Lemon peels would work too, right?
@ellebeerob: I might have to try the vinegar in the micro trick. Ours barely gets though, so its pretty clean 🙂 I try to avoid the micro, its mostly for SO!
Looks like vinegar is a winner! What about cleaning a coffee machine with vinegar? Do I do the same as if I were brewing coffee, but just with vinegar instead of water?
Post # 9
@ellebeerob: Ohhh yes. I did the microwave thing the other day, but used mostly water and a little vinegar (I think all vinegar would be overwhelming). Seriously awesome!
@ohulani: As far as cleaning a coffee maker with vinegar, start with an empty maker. Fill the carafe with 1/3 vinegar and 2/3 cold water, pour into the reservoir, then let it run through the machine (just like you’re brewing coffee). After it’s done, turn off the burner and let it cool. Dump that out, rinse out the carafe and fill with cold water only. Run that through a brew cycle. You can do that again if the vinegar smell is still there, but it should go away quickly.
ETA: I love Method’s line of products, too. FI did a lab test on their antibac spray, and it killed everything he’d cultured.
Post # 10
@vorpalette: I haven’t heard of ‘Method’. Is it found at health food stores?
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I use lemon to remove hard water stains from my bathroom fixtures
Post # 12
I clean my hardwood with a water and white vinegar solution and I add a little bit of dishwashing liquid for the smell. It gets the floor looking really good!
Post # 13
@ohulani: I get it at Target, but their site lists stores that sell it.
Post # 14
@ohulani: I use oranges because they are very acidic and have natural cleaning properties. I bet lemons would work too.
Post # 15
@ohulani: We use vinegar/water for most things too! I love the fact that it’s safe, especially in the kitchen. (It’s cheap too!) I also make my own laundry detergent. Seach Pinterest for “One Good Thing by Jillie,” she has the recipe and some other homemade things too. “Time Warp Wife” is another, I remember seeing a recipe for window cleaner and maybe a carpet cleaner too.
Post # 16
Vinegar as well especially in the dishwasher ! I also wash my hair in it or use it to clean carpet smells – cinnamin and nutmeg mexed with baking soda as a floor powder –