Maggies Mentions

Household Cleaners That Save You Money


ID-10093950Save money on household cleaners using natural products that you may already have in your home.

Have a plugged drain?
Unplugging a drain can get expensive with over the counter products or even more if you have to call in a plumber. Try this first: Snake the drain then add Baking soda and vinegar. Pour about 1/2 cup of baking soda down the drain. Then pour a cup of vinegar down the drain. This will cause a bubbling reaction like a mini volcano. Leave for 30 minutes then run hot water down the drain. If the clog is still stubborn, try again and it should do the trick for you. Make an investment in a good snake for unclogging pipes at hardware store.

Mold and Mildew Stains?
The one place in your home where mold and mildew can gather up fast is your bathroom and can also leave stains. Grab the peroxide. Add peroxide to a spray bottle and mark it peroxide. Spray on the mold and mildew stains and let sit for about an hour. Wash off with clean water.

Easily make Wood Furniture Shine
Shine up your wood furniture with Olive oil and lemon juice. These two ingredient together smell wonderful and do the job without chemicals. Olive oil is not only good for you and tastes great but add moisture and shine to the wood while the lemon juice goes after the dirt. Mix, 3 TBS Olive Oil and 1/2 tsp Lemon juice to a bowl. Mix well and rub into wood.

We love Candles and Air Fresheners, but they both contain chemicals that some people may have a reaction to and some contain up to 10 hazardous compounds. Make your home smell inviting with your own fresher in just minutes. Boil a couple cups of water and add a few cinnamon sticks. Let simmer for 20 minutes and turn off. Your home will smell delicious. Want a citrus smell, add lemons to the the water instead for a fresh smell.

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Author: Maggies Mentions

Mom of two who loves crafts, DIY, gardening and cooking. Finding ways to make life a bit easier and stress free to share and hopefully help someone else have a good day.

2 thoughts on “Household Cleaners That Save You Money

  1. I use baking soda and vinegar on everything in my house it seems!! Great tips!!


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