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    Default What do you use for cleaning products?

    I'm looking to go "back to the basics" with cleaners. I'm looking to save some money by not buying all the commercial products.

    Any ideas would be appreciated.

    Thanks!

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    The only cleaning products i use are

    laundry detergent
    dish wash liquid
    all-purpose cleaner (awesome)
    vinegar
    baking soda
    water

    that's all...

    I found this cleaner "awesome" for $1 and it is really good. I use it for cleaning anything and everything.. bath, kitchen counter tops, sink, oven top , toilet, floor etc..

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    i have just started to use homemade cleaners. i love them. they are so easy and cheap to make.

    i use:
    bleach
    vinegar
    baking soda
    ammonia
    and water

    i love the way i can clean with out being run out of the room by fumes!! and i am not spending tons of money on new products!!

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    Alisa,
    Thanks for posting your list. Could you please tell me what you use to clean what? And which cleaners (and in what proportion) you mix? I know it's not safe to mix some, and it would be just my luck to mix the wrong ones! LOL

    ~Chelle

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    ok!! no problem!

    my fave cleaner is just vineger and water. mix equal parts of vinegar and water in a spray bottle.

    i use baking soda to clean sinks and bathtubs. works great!!

    never never mix ammonia and bleach!!!! never!

    i use bleach on the counters about once a week. i use vinegar on the other days.

    i have not used ammonia too much around the house. you have to be careful cause it has a very strong smell. make sure you use it in a well venulated area. last night i tried to clean the oven with it. i put a bowl of ammonia in the over and let it sit. well after a few hours the whole house smelled like ammonia.....not very good!! but the oven was really easy to wipe clean....lol

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    I use Laundry soap, dish washer detergent, dish soap, boraxo, vinegar, baking soda and bleach.

    I used to buy Jet dry for the dishwasher until I tried vinegar in it and my glasses and everything come out squeaky clean with no spots.

    Scooby

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    Try this site they have tons of cleaners, air freshners, etc that you can make at home. I have taken you to the household recipes part but be sure to browse around they have great cooking recipes and house hold tips.
    http://www.recipegoldmine.com/house/house.html

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    i too am a vinegar and baking soda girl, (they are my main staples)
    i also buy 1 commerical cleaner at the $1 store
    and get dishwasing liquid.
    i use vingear esp on my one peice if crystal, it comes out more sparkiling than any thing else gets it.

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