May 28, 2010

Cleaning Supplies - Part 1

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I'm always looking for small ways I can shave a little off my grocery budget or, frankly, just STAY WITHIN my budget!

So about a year and a half ago, I started making my own cleaner for cleaning the kitchen table and the counters in the bathroom and the kitchen.

Here is what I do:
(Supplies include a generic plastic spray bottle - approx. 24 oz.-, bleach, hot water, and a tablespoon.)

Carefully pour 2 tablespoons of bleach into the spray bottle (I do this over the sink incase I spill...cause I'm not perfect!!!).
Then fill the rest of the spray bottle up with hot water, almost all the way to the top, leaving a bit of room to mix both ingredients up.
Then put the top back on the bottle, screw it on tight, and shake well! I also like to use a permenant marker to lable what is inside the bottle. - cause it wouldn't be a good thing if I used this spray bottle for my ironing -

Remember to:  *Shake well before each use.
**Test on small surface area first before using

I love it!  It works great, smells clean, & saves me money!!!

-Have any other thrifty cleaning advice?  Leave a comment!


MOM said...

Happy to see another fine idea on your new blog. Under both of our bathroom sinks, I have a spray bottle with Pinesol and water. It is a scent I like, one that smells clean, too.

Anonymous said...'re so smart and simple. I love it. Just curious, have you ever added and fragrant oil to your bleach and water...such as lavender or lemon? -heather

Robin said...

No I haven't but that's a great idea! If you find one that works well for you let me know!

Makayla said...

This post makes me laugh because Dan always does this and asked me to make some up one time. I made it up the only way I knew how... like we did in the HIV lab I used to work in. 50/50 bleach and water. That bottle no longer works. The bleach made it deteriorate! Thanks for the exact measurements!

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