Hydrogen Peroxide – A Miracle Solution?

Hydrogen Peroxide – A Miracle Solution?

Who would have thought that Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) would be useful in so many ways. It was my husband who brought this to my attention years ago when our daughter was a baby. She had many accidents on our sofa from spit-ups to spills. Now, we store multiple bottles within our linen closet for those [...]
Carpet and Rugs Green Cleaning Recipes

Carpet and Rugs Green Cleaning Recipes

Beat Those Rugs: Take any removable rugs outside and beat the dust and hair out with a broom. Club Soda: You've probably heard the old adage that club soda works well on carpet stains. But you have to attack the mess right away. Lift off any solids, then liberally pour on club soda. Blot with an old [...]
Revive your paintbrushes

Revive your paintbrushes

To remove dried-on paint from a synthetic-bristle paintbrush, soak it in full-strength white vinegar until the paint dissolves and the bristles are soft and pliable, then wash in hot, soapy water. Does a paintbrush seem beyond hope? Before you toss it, try boiling it in 1-2 cups vinegar for 10 minutes, followed by a thorough [...]
Make pen ink disappear

Make pen ink disappear

Did someone in your house come home with a leaky pen in his pocket? Treat the stain by first wetting it with some white vinegar, then rub in a paste of 2 parts vinegar to 3 parts cornstarch. Let the paste thoroughly dry before washing the item.
Pretreat perspiration stains

Pretreat perspiration stains

Want to see those sweat marks disappear from shirts and other garments? Just pour a bit of vinegar directly onto the stain, and rub it into the fabric before placing the item in the wash. You can also remove deodorant stains from your washable shirts and blouses by gently rubbing the spot with undiluted vinegar [...]