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    Thumbs Up DIY Cleaners

    Two Aussie women are claiming to have the housekeeping secret every mum wants to know: How do you get all your household cleaning done for the price of a cup of coffee? We reveal their secret solution to all your cleaning needs with everyday items you probably already have at home.

    Cleaner recipes from How to Clean Just About Anything for Next to Nothing:

    1. Liquid Soap
    1 cake of grated soap in 2 litres of water
    8 litres of water

    2. Dishwashing Liquid
    500ml liquid soap
    2 tbsp of bicarb soda
    Juice half a lemon

    3. Dishwashing Powder
    1 cup borax
    1 cup bicarb soda
    1/4 cup salt
    1/4 cup citric acid
    A few drops essential oil

    4. Kitchen disinfectant
    1 cup water
    1 cup white vinegar
    20-30 drops of tea tree or eucalyptus oil

    5. Furniture Polish
    Mix olive oil and lemon juice 2:1 ratio

    6. Tile Cleaner
    1/2 cup ammonia
    1/2 cup white vinegar
    1/4 cup bicarb soda
    A few drops of citric acid or lemon essential oil

    7. Grout Cleaner
    1/2 cup vinegar
    1/2 cup borax
    1/2 cup bicarb soda

    8. Laundry Detergent
    1 litre liquid soap
    2 tbsp washing soda
    1 tbsp bicarb soda

    9. Iron Cleaner
    Salt
    Newspaper

    10. Toothpaste
    Bicarb Soda
    Water
    Peppermint Oil

    http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8236611

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    Heard baking soda and vinegar is cheap and a good way to clean.

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    Well when i was in the army we used to soak old newspapers in water and clean the windows with them.....something in the print i was told.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hersir View Post
    Heard baking soda and vinegar is cheap and a good way to clean.
    Also a cheap and good way to make volcanoes.

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    I use vinegar to clean everything. I've tried making my own laundry detergent, but clothes always get dingy after a while. It sure is cheaper to make it yourself though

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