Wednesday, February 15, 2012

More of Heloise's Tips......

At one time or another, most of us have read "Hints from Heloise". I first got her book at my wedding shower, many years ago. She has always been a champion of using cleaners from things you have around the house. Here are two of the older and most used cleaners. They work great. Before you "scoff and say the store bought is better", give these a try.
Heloise's Multipurpose Cleaner
1 teaspoon mild liquid dish soap
1 quart water
Heloise's Window Cleaner
1 cup non-sudsy ammonia
1 cup rubbing alcohol
1 cup water
Pour into a spray bottle and shake well. Clearly mark the bottle! I use it full strength, but you can dilute it with a little more water.
To Freshen Your Drains
To freshen drains (not unclog them) and help keep them free-flowing, mix 1/2 cup baking soda with 1/4 cup table salt. Pour the mixture down the drain, followed by 1 cup heated vinegar. It will foam and bubble. Let it stand for 15 minutes — longer does not work any better. Follow by running hot tap water for at least 15 to 30 seconds. This is especially good for seldom-used drains, like in a guest bathroom.
Till next time.....

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