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EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE

EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE
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It pretty much kills me to spend money to pay for things I know I can make myself. Take cleaning products for example. Knowing I can make specific cleaners for pennies that cost dollars at the store just makes me happy. It’s a no-brainer. In the past I’ve shared lots of my recipes with you. Want to know how to do that? Here are three handy recipes to help you get started saving all that money you used to spend on household cleaners.

GRANITE CLEANER: Countertops made from granite, marble and stone are tricky because these materials are porous and stain easily. You never want to clean them with anything acidic, which means vinegar and lemon juice are both out. Here is a homemade granite cleaner that will not stain nor is it acidic. It works like a champ to clean and shine these natural counters.

Pour 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol into a 16-oz. spray bottle. Add 3 drops (only 3) Dawn liquid dishwashing detergent, 5 to 10 drop essential oil (this is optional, but will add a nice fragrance) plus enough water to fill the bottle. Apply the spray top and shake to mix. You can use this cleaner to clean and shine your appliances as well.

This homemade solution costs about 25 cents for 16 oz. Compare that to Granite Gold ($ 16.95/24 oz.) or Method Daily Granite ($ 7/12 oz.).

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It pretty much kills me to spend money to pay for things I know I can make myself. Take cleaning products for example. Knowing I can make specific cleaners for pennies that cost dollars at the store just makes me happy. It’s a no-brainer. In the past I’ve shared lots of my recipes with you. Want to know how to do that? Here are three handy recipes to help you get started saving all that money you used to spend on household cleaners.

Granite Cleaner. Countertops made from granite, marble and stone are tricky because these materials are porous and stain easily. You never want to clean them with anything acidic, which means vinegar and lemon juice are both out. Here is a homemade granite cleaner that will not stain nor is it acidic. It works like a champ to clean and shine these natural counters.

Pour 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol into a 16-oz. spray bottle. Add 3 drops (only 3) Dawn liquid dishwashing detergent, 5 to 10 drop essential oil (this is optional, but will add a nice fragrance) plus enough water to fill the bottle. Apply the spray top and shake to mix. You can use this cleaner to clean and shine your appliances as well.

This homemade solution costs about 25 cents for 16 oz. Compare that to Granite Gold ($ 16.95/24 oz.) or Method Daily Granite ($ 7.00/12 oz.). continues on The Star Democrat

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