Monday, July 11, 2016
My cleaning arsenal
My goal is to use up as much of the chemical stuff (gotta keep using the anti mold, generic "tilex" in the shower, as well as Resolve carpet spot cleaner)as possible, and I am seeking cheap, natural alternatives.
wood floor cleaners will be used up, then I'll just stick with vinegar/water spritz or Murphy's oil soap
Carpet spot cleaner
bathroom cleaner: use up the nasty stuff, move to citrus infused, vinegar/water and/or Castille soap
Comet/Ajax scouring: try baking soda but would not be cheaper. I pay 88 cents 28 oz canister. I sometimes also use this on baked on grease on pots/pans
Pledge dusting: use it up, then return to just lemon oil on a soft rag
Windex: use it up, create a homemade formulation using vinegar or rubbing alcohol
Any other suggestions?
For the time being, I am holding off on getting a once/month cleaning service. I continue to crunch the numbers, in anticipation of a significant drop in income. I am building a buffer for now, trying to get myself onto a daily, minimal maintenance routine, getting the kidlets on board as well. I will be returning to full-time employment, TBD, and time will be a factor, just not as much as with my former career.