Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Great Clean Up Round Up

 Now that the kids are back in school, I'm ready to tackle a big, deep clean on the house...especially before I take my vacation in two weeks...the vacation where I'm leaving my husband and school aged kids behind for 10 days! 

To say it's going to be crazy is an understatement. 

I have chemical sensitivities that make it really difficult to find cleaners in the stores that don't land me in bed for a few days with a killer headache...or worse, at the hospital with breathing problems. BTDT and would definitely prefer avoiding it!

Thanks to the magical powers of the internet and pinterest, I've managed to find really terrific ways too clean just about everything in the house using baking soda, vinegar, lemon juice and a few other very basic, readily available ingredients.  I never really understood the need for the giant bags of baking soda at Costco until I started making my own cleaners.

For more great organizing and cleaning ideas, follow my Organizing and Cleaning Pinboard!



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7 comments:

  1. I'm so pinning this and coming back! Thanks for putting this all together.  I'd  love to have you link this to Titus 2 Tuesday this week on Cornerstone Confessions.. I hope to see you there. 
    Kathy

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  2. Great post!
    Thanks for this lovely sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:

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  3. When cooking, I throw chopped lemon rinds down my disposal and when not, I use spent baking soda....works great
    As for vinegar in the rinse cycle for towels. I tried that for about 3 months. I take a washcloth with me when working in the yard to dry my face if I get sweaty. I noticed that once damp, the washcloth smelled distinctly of vinegar.

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  4. Thank you so much for featuring my How To Clean Outdoor Toys post! This makes my day! There are some other great cleaning tips here--pinning it now!

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  5. Thank you so much for featuring my How To Clean Outdoor Toys post! This makes my day! There are some other great cleaning tips here--pinning it now!

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  6. As in, on to victory, not sarcastic hopelessness
    Fun blog ;-0

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