Cleaning with Household Products

Many household products make great cleaners. Below you will find a list of the most common household items used as cleaners followed by recipes to create different types of cleaners.

• Acetone • Baking Soda • Vinegar • Bleach • Ammonia • Rubbing Alcohol • Laundry Detergent • Dish Soap • Mineral Oil • Cream of Tartar • Corn Starch • Talcum Powder • Salt

Cleaner for Painted Walls and Woodwork ¼ cup ammonia mixed with 1 Gallon warm water. Start at the bottom of the wall and work your way up. Have another bucket with plain water and wipe down the area with a wet cloth after wiping with the solution. Change the plain water often.

Window Cleaner Mix ¼ cup vinegar with 2 quarts warm water. Use newspaper to wipe the window because it does not cause streaks.

Carpet Refresher Combine 2 tablespoons corn start, ¼ cup perfumed talcum powder and ¾ cups baking soda. Sprinkle of carpet and let stand at least 15 minutes. Vacuum the powder up.

To remove Foods Burned on Pots and Pans Boil a solution of 2 tablespoons baking soda for every quart of water. Let stand overnight then clean pan as usual.

Disinfectant Mix ¾ cup bleach with 1 gallon of water.

Remove Rust and Hard Water Put vinegar or lemon juice on affected area and let it sit until the stain disappears, rinse and repeat if needed.

Soap Scum Remover Apply a baking soda paste and wipe with a wet sponge then rinse.

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