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PostSubject: Natural Ways to Clean   Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:02 pm

How to get rid of grease and grime inside your oven...

Make a paste of one-cup vinegar and 1/4 cup powdered laundry detergent.
Heat your oven for 5-minutes at 350 degrees and turn off.
Spread the paste around the oven, applying it more heavily to very greasy areas. Leave paste on for an hour, and then use a plastic spatula to gently scrape the dirt away.
To prevent greasy buildup in the first place, dip a sponge in full-strength vinegar and wipe down all sides of the oven.

Unpleasant Odors...

To stop unpleasant cooking odors from permeating throughout the entire house, boil a cup or two of vinegar in a pot in the stove. The vinegar will absorb the odors.

When cooking cabbage, add a few drops of vinegar to prevent the unpleasant odors in the first place.

Accidentally burnt the pot roast? Soak a towel in vinegar, wring it out, and wave it around the room. No one will know what you did to his or her dinner.

Prefer using the microwave? Boil 1/4 cup of vinegar in a bowl of water to keep it grease free and smelling as fresh as the day you bought it.

Small Appliances...

Get rid of the sludge in your automatic drip coffee maker by running full-strength vinegar through a normal brew cycle. Rinse by running plain water through the cycle two or three times.

Remove the lime coating on your teakettle by filling it with water and adding a half-cup of vinegar. Let it stand overnight, then rinse with clean water and dry.

Baking Soda...

A box or small bowl of baking soda in the refrigerator, freezer, or any cupboard will keep away unpleasant odors.
Similarly, baking soda will keep away garbage odors; sprinkle the bottom of the pail, and then sprinkle again after you put a new bag in.

Grease Fires can be extinguished by sprinkling baking soda on them.

To clean surfaces, sprinkle baking soda on a damp cloth. Wipe, then rinse with clean water.

To remove stale smells from food containers, rinse out with hot water and baking soda. If the smell persists, let the container soak overnight in the baking soda and water mixture.

To clean silver, use a paste of 3 parts baking soda to one part water. Rub the paste onto each item, then rinse with warm water and dry with a soft cloth.

To remove scuff marks or grease spills from the floor, sprinkle with baking soda and then wipe with a warm, damp cloth. This is even safe for no-wax floors.

For burnt-on food in the bottom of pots, sprinkle with baking soda, and then add hot water. Let soak overnight; the dried on food will come loose much more easily.

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PostSubject: Natureal Laundry Tips   Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:07 pm

Never Mix Vinegar and Bleach!!! The Results Are Toxic.


Antiperspirant :
Blot the spot with paper towel dampened with a solution of baking soda and vinegar. Wash as usual in the hottest water that's safe for the fabric.

Loosen the dried on glue by soaking a clean cloth in vinegar and saturating the spot until it's gone. Grass - Mix one-third cup vinegar and two-thirds cup water. Apply the solutions to the stain and blot. Repeat the process, as needed, then wash as usual.

Lint Remover:
Keep lint from clinging to your dark clothes by adding 1/2 cup vinegar to the rinse cycle.

Dab vinegar on the soiled areas to kill the mildew. Let the item sit in the sun for a few hours and then wash separately from other items.

Replace half of each measure of laundry detergent with baking soda to keep clothing fresh.

To remove grease stains, either add baking soda to the wash load or pretreat the stains with a baking soda paste.

Pretreat diapers in their pail with baking soda. This will keep odors from becoming overpowering between washings.

If you keep a laundry hamper, add some baking soda every day to keep the hamper from smelling between loads
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