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Save time and money by trying these simple household cleaners! If you are anything like us clean needs to be CLEAN!!! Well here are tips to insure that whatever you clean is actually sanitary. Have you ever wondered how our moms before us got along without the  Mr Clean Magic Eraser?

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Here are few things that  I learned from my mom that actually work when money is tight.

Window Cleaner

Mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 1 quart warm water.

Glass Coffee Pot Cleaner

Place crushed ice, salt and sliced lemons in pot and swirl till clean.

Furniture polish

Mix 1/4 cup vinegar with 3/4 cup oil (olive, vegetable, lemon).

General Cleaner

Mix 4 tablespoons baking soda in 1 quart warm water, or use plain baking soda with a wet sponge.

Disinfecting/Deodorizing Cleaner

Mix 1/2 cup Borax in 1 gallon hot water.

Mildew Remover

Mix 3/4 cup chlorine bleach in 1 gallon of cold water.

Telephone Cleaner

Clean with rubbing alcohol.

Eyeglass Cleaner

Mix 8 ounces of ammonia with 32 ounces of rubbing alcohol.

Daily Shower Cleaner

1 cup vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon liquid dishwashing soap, and 1/4 cup dishwasher rinse agent.

Oven Cleaner

Baking Soda and Vinegar.

Drain Cleaner

Add 1/2 cup baking soda, then pour one cup of vinegar down drain. Let sit for 20 minutes, then flush with water.

Woodwork Cleaner

Used cold tea for cleaning any kind of woodwork.


Re-use dryer sheets for dusting instead of the new Pledge or Swiffer cloths.

Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Drop denture cleaning tablet into bowl and let sit.

Carpet Deodorizer

Sprinkle baking soda or cornstarch on carpet. Vacuum after 30 minutes.

Tub and Tile Cleaner

Mix 1/4 cup baking soda with 1/2 cup white vinegar.

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