I love this cleaner. It works GREAT. It leaves no streaks. I also this on my mirrors, stainless steel and oven top. Make sure you test the product in an inconspicuous area before first use! I found this recipe here.
1/2 cup rubbing alcohol
2 cups water
8 drops dish soap (I have used Kirkland and Joy..both work fine)
Hard water stains haunt my home. I fight them in the bathroom by spraying this concoction all over the shower walls every time I shower. It works great and it’s easy to make. Best of all, it’s much cheaper than the store bought version! I found the following recipe at pinkyhasabrain.com. I was skeptical, but once I tried it I fell in love. Here ya are, folks:
24 ounces of water
1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide
1/2 cup rubbing alcohol
2 tsp dishwashing liquid (original recipe calls for Dawn. I use whatever I have on hand)
2 tsp automatic dishwasher rinse
Recently, I was asked to post more recipes and research cloth diapers. After stewing it over, I decided to start with the easy assignment. What do recipes have to do with saving money? A lot. I really decreased our food bill by planning, making lists and preparing different types of foods. I have found that stews/soups are easy to make and usually yield left-overs. The ingredients are reasonably priced, also.
Here is a link to one of my new favorite recipes, Slow-Cooker White Bean and Kielbasa Stew. (Hence, the title of this post) My husband rates it a 9/10. It’s healthy, easy to make and relatively inexpensive. Happy Cooking!
*I usually use turkey kielbasa. I also leave the spinach on the side since I’m not a big fan of leafy greens IN my soup. I’ve also added rice and chicken to make left-overs stretch further. That’s the beauty of stew…it’s so versatile!
I have to iron all of my husbands shirts. I disdain this task. I’m really not that good at ironing. I used to buy Downy’s Wrinkle Releaser to help with quick touch-ups. My sister informed me that you could make your own! Here’s the recipe:
2 cups water (distilled is best, but I use tap water)
2/3 cup liquid fabric softener
A few drops of rubbing alcohol
Pour in spray bottle (I use my old Downy bottle) and shake well! Test on inconspicuous area of clothing before spraying entire garment.
Here is a roughly estimated cost break-down.
1 33.8 fluid ounce bottle of downy wrinkle releaser costs approximately $9.99 according to drugstore.com I used the cheapest fabric softener I could find, Cuddle Soft. I bought a 60 fluid oz bottle for UNDER five dollars in August. It’s now November. I still have a lot of it left. Believe me, I do a LOT of ironing and de-wrinkling. I love this money-saving recipe!
You can also make your own “febreeze” and save. Go HERE
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