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Everyday Cheapskate: DIY cleaning products, tips and tricks

Everyday Cheapskate: DIY cleaning products, tips and tricks
News from Red Bluff Daily News:

Have you checked the list of ingredients on those bottles of cleaning products under the sink? I can tell you that a product name containing “petro” belongs at the gas station, not used to clean your home.

I want to share with you a list of squeaky-clean, toxin-free cleaning tips using the three items likely found in your kitchen at this moment — baking soda, white vinegar and lemons.

Clean up the coffee maker by running a cycle using white vinegar in place of water. The vinegar will break up mineral build-up and deodorize the machine at the same time. Be sure to rinse out every trace of vinegar before brewing up your next pot, by running plain water through it a few times.

Vacuum up pet dander and odor. If you have pets, you have no idea what is lurking in your carpeting. We’re talking dander and hairballs, and other things not so lovely. Do this: Sprinkle a little baking soda across your carpet and wait 15 minutes while it works its magic. Next, vacuum the areas where you’ve sprinkled the baking soda. You’ll be shocked and amazed at how much more pet dander is pulled out of the carpet and how fresh your home smells afterward. You’ll want to do this vacuuming trick often.

Wash out the washing machine. Get rid of the musty smell in your washing machine by using white vinegar to a load of wash. It will pull that stinky smell…………… continues on Red Bluff Daily News

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