May Green Tip

Spring cleaning time! Here are a few ideas.

  • Glass cleaner. For an alternative to ammonia mix ½ cup cornstarch with 1 gallon warm water. Rinse with a spritz of white vinegar mixed with water and wipe again. Good for cleaning vinyl blinds too
  • Wallpaper. Rub off marks with a slice of plain white bread. The bread acts like an eraser. Also works on painted walls and wool carpet.
  • Woodwork. Clean with cloth dipped in cold black tea. Squeeze one lemon into one quart water and use as a rinse
  • Floors. Mix equal parts vinegar and warm water with a few drops of baby oil. (The oil adds shine.) Wipe floor dry as you wash.
  • Bathroom. Tub and sink — baking soda. Chrome — rub fixtures with a half lemon dipped in salt. Toilet – pour one can of cola into toilet bowl and let sit one hour to remove most stains. (You gotta love that one!)