Readers of this blog may have picked up the fact that we’re environmentally conscious. We do what we can to minimize our carbon footprint and we look for ways to repurpose everything before tossing the bottle, jar or can into the recycling container.
As we were cleaning out a cabinet, we came across an empty Windex spray bottle that had been stored, awaiting repurposing.
Shortly before that, we’d come across Grandma’s recipe for an all-purpose household cleaner. In the early part of the 20th century and for centuries before that, housewives bought the basic ingredients—baking soda, borax, rubbing alcohol, soap (liquid soap was patented in 1865), vinegar and washing soda (a laundry ingredient)—and made their own cleaning products.
Try this simple all-purpose cleaner, which we’ve been using on counters and appliances:
If you like the idea of making your own household cleaners, here are recipes for everything from floor cleaner to non-scratch scrubs.
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