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    HouseKeepers

    There are so many things to running a household, no matter the size! If we can save money and our natural environment while we're at it, so much the better! I add as time goes on and I find more recipes and suggestions from other's here and elsewhere and Recipezaar is great for safe keeping!
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    An economical laminate floor cleaner spray that you can make for pennies... and it gets your floors just as clean as that expensive cleaner they sell in stores... if not cleaner! This formula has been keeping my floors so clean and does not give me a headache like so many other commercial cleaners, so I have decided to share this gem that was shared with me from a Pergo expert. This is the first "recipe" I've posted with the hope that many of you will be able to put it to good use!!!

    Recipe #255994

    This recipe is easy to make, cheap & best of all it works!

    Recipe #250348

    1 Reviews |  By SeaDawn

    Our HOA is a stickler about grass/weeds in the expansion joints of the driveway, but I am extremely leery of herbicides (or any commercial 'cide'). This easy mixture is also safe enough to let my 10 yr old help out when we are sprucing up the yard! How many lawn care products can say that?!? =)

    Recipe #248642

    safe home made ear cleaner

    Recipe #246507

    This recipe found in the Toronto Star. It comes from Green Clean by Linda and Mason Hunter and Mikki Halpin. Quote: "For the first time in the history of the world, every human being is now subjected to contact with dangerous chemicals, from the moment of conception until death." Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, 1962 Note: After the reviewers' comments, I've changed the number of drop of essential oils)

    Recipe #233245

    This stuff is amazing. I wish I could remember who originally gave me the recipe. I used it often when training a new puppy right after puchasing new carpet. It even worked on non-pet related stains. And I used Dawn instead of Joy.

    Recipe #215637

    This came from a book and I tried it!

    Recipe #211375

    1 Reviews |  By Rita~

    What a great way to dry your peppers to make pepper flakes, chile powder or keep whole to use as you want. below are amounts that are very flexible.

    Recipe #187054

    3 Reviews |  By byZula

    A natural antibacterial cleanser that helps you clean your home without hurting the planet. The aroma of the essential oils makes the cleaning experience a pleasure. (Use only essential oils.)

    Recipe #185505

    I couldn't believe how dirty my watch and silver jewelry were when I tried this. Yuck! This saves money and is safe for you and the environment. The solution can be very drying to your hands so consider using rubber gloves or even tweezers to handle the jewelry. This recipe is from wire-sculpture.com.

    Recipe #180133

    6 Reviews |  By Roxi

    So, you've bought one of those nifty little squirt bottles of cleaner for your glasses, and now it's empty. Should you spend another small fortune on name brand refills or another bottle full? Absolutely no need. For less than $3 you can have a lifetime supply of refill at your fingertips.

    Recipe #173939

    Haven't tried this, yet. Posted in reply to a request.

    Recipe #170015

    77 Reviews |  By Hadice

    Use this recipe to clean your coffee maker. A clean machine makes better tasting coffee!

    Recipe #156833

    A few household items that amazling cleans silver. I had a badly tarnished dish that these few items cleaned right up.

    Recipe #155590

    9 Reviews |  By winkki

    My daughters and I make these every year. You can change the look of the crystals by using different color and textures of pipe cleaners (chenille stems). Just choose your color and choose your shape: stars, snowflakes, trees, gingerbread men. The girls especially love using glittery white and silver ones to make 'snowflakes'. We don't just do these at Christmas, either We've used them on our Christmas tree, to hang in our windows, to decorate packages and gift baskets, for grandparents, initials (fun to spell out the kids' names), mobiles, etc. One year we found red and white striped pipe cleaners and made really cute hearts for Valentine's Day to take with a plate of cookies to some shut-in's. They make darling flowers, too. The only limit is your imagination. :o) They are fairly sturdy but the crystals can be knocked off if hit too hard so we spray ours with clear acrylic spray paint/shellac when they're dry (especially the ornaments that we want to use year after year). We haven't tried adding food color to the water yet, but that's on our list of possible variations to see if it works the same. We have also tried reheating and reusing the solution, but with mixed results and you would need to dissolve more Borax in if you do that.

    Recipe #145914

    Environmentally friendly, no harsh chemicals! We tried the expensive cleaners and found our floors still looked streaky and dull. This homemade cleaner makes them look bright, streak free and beautiful!

    Recipe #138101

    And environmentally friendly, easy, non-chemical way to clean your oven. No over-powering fumes.

    Recipe #138100

    32 Reviews |  By Deely

    WOW! No streaks, no smears, no buffing. This will clean ceramic tile counter tops, windows and their vinyl casings, SS appliances, sealed wood AND it removes hairspray from mirrors. So far that's all I've tried it on, as I came up with this recipe just this morning. I've been a cleaning fool today, experimenting on everything. I love it...Let me know what you think.

    Recipe #135802

    Rose petals can be used for making jewelry and in particular, to make beads. This can be used to make a romantic necklace for a loved one, and kids will enjoy this too! You will need # 24 florist's wire for this recipe.

    Recipe #126164

    This is a wonderful way to remove stains from the kettle. A good trick I learnt from the Asian Age newspaper.

    Recipe #124941

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