Thank God for…Vinegar?!
I’ve been reading up on frugal (OK, down right cheap) homemaking ideas in my quest to save, save, save. I am totally impressed with the 1001+ uses for Distilled White Vinegar!
So, are you ready for GROSS?! We had calcium built up on our facets (well water). I’ve learned to soak tissue in vinegar and wrap our facets over night. I did add a little cleaning toothbrush scrubbing at the end to remove chunks…I said it was gross.
Here’s the proof!
Just a few other uses for Baking Soda or White Vinegar:
-Baking soda on a damp sponge to clean and deodorized all kitchen and bathroom surfaces.
– White Vinegar also breaks down uric acid. Use 1 cup vinegar to the rinse water for babies’ clothes and clothe diapers.
-Septic Care! That was VERY exciting for me to find out, since we live in the country and have a septic system. I’ve spent $7 per month on a septic additive to maintain the PH balance. According to ARM & HAMMER 1 cup per month will maintain the PH balance (not bad for a .44 cent box of the CHEAPEST baking soda)
-2 tsp of Baking Soda added to your sink dish detergent will help cut additional grease and grime.
Here are more household uses for vinegar.
HOMEMADE LAUNDRY LIQUID DETERGENT-
Liquid soap recipe makes 10 gallons.
I finally made homemade laundry detergent. It was so much easier than I thought it would be. It’s funny how some things seem “hard” in our minds. I spent less than 20 minutes making a batch that yields 10 gallons. Annually I’ve been spending $120 on laundry detergent. What a savings! Also I have enough Borax and Washing Soda left for years to come. The batch I’ll make next year I’ll only need to buy the $1 bar of soap!
If you’d like more cleaning ideas here’s a post on Cleaning Schedules for Homeschool Families!