Thursday, June 6, 2013

One Simple Thing-Bottle Marker

We transitioned to homemade cleaners 
long before I caught the homesteading bug.
Lil' Guy's had allergies almost since he was born,
so it just seemed like the right way to go.
Aside from being better for our bodies,
these gentler potions do no harm to Mother Earth.
Recipes for laundry soap, liquid soap and  
glass cleaner can all be found on this blog.
 In the future, I'd like to explore making lye soap,
beeswax candles and a few other things.

Vinegar and baking soda are unbeatable for
cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting.
The only commercial cleanser I use regularly is Bon Ami.
 Mimi used it when I was growing up
and I find that it does a great job on
grout, porcelain, and stainless steel cookware.

We reuse bottles of cleansers we previously purchased
to store our homemade products.
Not only are we saving money on commercial cleaners,
but we are creating less waste.
I'll bet they could be found in recycle bins 
if you didn't have any on hand.
It's a win-win all around.
You can find our weekly cleaning routine here.

Here's one simple thing that's a cinch to do.
The bottles we use have an all-white sprayer.
Sometimes it's hard to read the words printed on them
(I'm over 50, just so you understand).

I use a red Sharpie to mark the "off" position.
That way, at a glance, I know if the sprayer is open or closed.
This would be a good idea if there are little ones about,
and you want to make sure they don't get accidentally sprayed.
Even homemade cleaners need to be used with some caution.

One Simple Thing

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