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More Cleaning Tips and Tricks

Some tips an tricks to help you make the most of your cleaning time!

Kitchen:

Cleaning residue off of appliances - Mix 1 tbsp Cream of Tartar with a few drops of water. Rub it into your appliance. Scrub with a sponge/cloth and then wipe clean with a damp paper towel.


Outside:

Cleaning your Front Door - Mix 1 cup of vinegar with 1 tbsp of Dawn Dishsoap and 3 cups of water. I regularly clean my front door so I never need to 'scrub' it. If yours has a build up you might spray it with your hose first, then clean it. If you still have some tough stains, feel free to boil the water with baking soda!


Bathroom:

Toilet Bombs - Wear a medical mask to protect yourself from the fumes. Mix 1 1/3 cup baking soda and 1/2 cup of citric acid. Put 30 drops each of Lavendar Essential Oil, Peppermint Essential Oil and Lemon Essential Oil into a spray bottle. (if you think your mixture needs to be more wet add just a few drops of water into the spray bottle.) You will spray a little at a time into your mixture. You don't want it too wet or else all your fizz will leave. Put mixture into your silicone molds and let dry for 4-6 hours. The dryer the better. Store them in a container (this batch makes 24) with a lid.


Other:

Leather Cleaner/Conditioner - (do not use on suede or unfinished leather! Make sure you do a SAMPLE test on a small, inconspicuous area). Mix 1/4 cup of olive oil, 1/2 cup of white vinegar and 10 drops essential oil (lemon is great!) together. You can just mix it in a jar. Dampen a cloth with the mixture and clean the entire piece of furniture. Use a different cloth to dry off the remaining oil. Don't saturate the leather - just use it to clean.

Leather Spot Cleaner - Protein based spot or stain cleaner just mix 1/4 cup lemon juice and 1/4 cup of cream of tartar. This will remove blood, mud, food and much more. (again use in a discreet spot first!!)

Leather ink/pen stains - Mix rubbing alcohol, hairspray, non acetone nail polish remover or cuticle remover together. A tbsp of each. Equal parts. Dab it on the stain and let soak in for a few minutes. Wipe it off with a clean cloth. Rinse with soapy water and then dry.


Make it a great one!

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