With the down economy, many are facing tragedy; having to choose between feeding family and paying the mortgage. Simple money saving tips like reducing your family's energy consumption is not enough. Continuing to purchase the very expensive and non-eco-friendly chemical cleaners seems outlandish when you can use one miracle cleaner that costs less than a $1.00 per gallon: vinegar! Below are some cleaning tips you can easily utilize in your home to help you save money. Keep in mind vinegar is not as strong as some of the corrosive chemicals out there and sometimes takes a little extra elbow grease - well worth it to save the extra cash:
If your house is really a mess and a stranger comes to the door, greet her with, “who could have done this? We have no enemies.” ♥ Phyllis Diller It started with the sugar spoon at breakfast, I noticed how tarnished it looked.
1. Line a glass bowl with aluminum foil, shiny side facing outward. 2. Place the jewelry you want to clean in the bowl making sure it's touching the foil. 3. Cover the jewelry with baking soda - just enough so that you can't see it. 4. Add boiling water - enough to immerse the jewelry. 5. Let soak for 3 to 5 minutes ( or less if it's not really dirty). 6.
While doing research for this article, we were amazed at the number of uses for baking soda. When one looks back in history, before we had such a huge array of different cleaning products, baking soda was one of the items most frequently used. It worked great, it was economical and best of all it was safe to use. In fact, Grandma had hundreds of uses for baking soda. At Everyday Wisdom, LLC, we have collected some of the most popular ones.
**Updated** Since moving to an area that has particularly hard water, and with the mandated formula change to all dishwasher detergents, my dishes are an absolute mess. They are clean, I promise. But they don't look very clean, they look cloudy.
Wood Butter – The perfect thing for your wood bowls and utensils. — Recipes - A Denver Colorado Food Blog - Sharing food through recipes and photography.Several months ago Wendi with Bon Appetit Hon , did a post on Wood Butter; like you I had a moment of Huh? What? Well, typically called Spoon Oil, Wendi had decided that Wood Butter fit better and I agree; leave it to another food person to put the perfect name on this elixir that is so simple but so perfect for the care of the wood items we use in the kitchen. A necessity but also a bit indulgent…yes, butter is perfect! We need to take special care of our wood kitchen items in Denver due to the low humidity in our environment and I can be as lax as the next person.
Nutritionists will continue to tout olive oil for its high content of healthful, monounsaturated fats, like oleic acid, and polyphenols. The fruit oil practically propelled the entire Western world in antiquity, and is mentioned in nearly every sacred text this side of the Tigris and Euphrates. As a cooking fat, it’s high up on the heart-smart list…which works out, ‘cause it tastes darn good.