Our last day in DC we had four hours in between checking out of our apartment and checking in at the airport. Originally, we’d planned to see some of our favorite sights one last time, but the afternoon ended up being one long downpour. After dragging out lunch as long as possible, we took refuge in a Barnes and Noble. While perusing the shelves for the next two hours, I found this book on the bargain shelf:
The book explains how to clean your entire house using five natural ingredients: white vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice, tea tree oil, and borax. Its solutions range from how to get the smell of sour milk out of carpet to how to get rid of dandruff. Here are a couple of my favorites that I’ve tried so far:
- Juice of one lemon
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp water
Stain Remover – soak item in cold water, rub some baking soda into the stain, wash as normal. (As with most stain removers you are warned to try this on a small area first.)
Cleaning Shower head – Place head (remove rubber washer first) in pot with equal parts vinegar and water, bring to boil and simmer 5 minutes.
Bathtub Scrub – Use two parts baking soda to one part vinegar. Spread mixture with damp cloth or sponge and rinse with cold water.