These are inexpensive and healthy alternatives to the pre-made products you would otherwise buy at the store.
To Kill Mold: Mix one part Hydrogen Peroxide and two parts Water in a spray bottle. Leave on for at least one hour before rinsing or showering.
To Remove Stains: Mix equal parts White Vinegar and Water in a spray bottle and spray directly on the stain until it is well-saturated. Wait several minutes and clean with a brush or a sponge and warm, soapy water.
For Grease Spots: Sprinkle Corn Starch onto spot. Vacuum after about 20 minutes. Repeat if needed.
Baking Soda left in small dishes around the house will absorb odors.
Vinegar with Lemon Juice will do the same.
Fresh Coffee Ground left in an open container on the counter will absorb cooking odors and make your kitchen smell like fresh coffee.
Fresh, cut Flowers from your garden always make a big difference.
Metal Cleaners and Polishes
Stainless Steel – White Vinegar or Olive Oil on a soft cloth
Silver – Line a pan with Aluminum Foil. Fill pan with Water and 1 teaspoon each of Salt and Baking Soda. Bring to a boil, and dunk silver. Wipe dry with a soft cloth.
Gold – Make a paste out of Flour, Vinegar and Salt
Copper – Sprinkle half of a Lemon with Salt and use as a scrubber.
Chrome – Polish with Baby Oil.
Brass or Bronze – Polish with Ketchup.
Aluminum – Clean with a mixture of Cream of Tartar and Water.
Use Baking Soda as a scouring powder.
To clean your oven, make a paste out of 3/4 cup Baking Soda, 1/4 cup Salt, and 1/4 cup Water. Spread on interior oven surfaces and leave on overnight. Remove with a scraper or spatula and wipe clean.
Remove lime deposits from your teakettle or coffee pot by filling with 1/2 cup Vinegar and 2 cups boiling Water. Let sit for 5 minutes, swirl around, and let sit for 5 more minutes. Dump out water and vinegar and rinse.