This photo that I’ve seen on Pinterest always make me shake my head a little:That is a ton of cleaning products!! I give kudos to the person who actually thought up this idea though. It’s super organized and a real space saver. And I have to admit, my cleaning cabinet used to look just like that. Well, not JUST like that. I am not near that organized. But in trying to reduce the amount of chemical I bring into my house, I stumbled upon some facts that made my life simpler, and cost me less money, which always makes me a happy woman!
I think I’ve mentioned these before, but they can always stand to be mentioned again. :)
Fact number one: Baking soda can clean just about anything. From toilets (I use it to clean my toilets every week), to glass oven tops (I use it to get all the cooked on nastiness from my stovetop), to cleaning out all that burnt food from inside the oven, to carpets (I haven’t used it in this aspect yet, but I plan to), to attacking the soap scum in the bathtub, in litter boxes or refrigerators (to help take the stank out), on clothes and stains, and even on my face (I use it with honey once a week to exfoliate and to clean all makeup off my face). It’s a handy little product to have. I always keep a large box of it in the cupboard in my house. Here are a ton of other uses for baking soda also.
Fact number two: Vinegar is fabulous. It smells really grody, but it sure can clean the crap out of my laminate floors, my toilet seats, and my counter tops. Don’t forget your windows too! (and I use apple cider vinegar as a toner on my face!)
Fact number three: Borax is pretty fabulous also. It (along with Fels Naptha and washing soda) makes my clothes squeaky clean!
No longer are the days of stinking up my house and clouding up my lungs with bleach. I hate the stuff. I’m glad to be done with it. And I’m done with buying tons of cleaners with toxic chemicals in them (including bleach). Woot for simplicity AND health!
Since I’m talking about cleaning, I wanted to give a shout out to my new Seventh Generation dish liquid soap.
I just bought some (since it costs only .20 more than what my other dish soap costs) and I hope I will be satisfied!