Monday, January 14, 2013

My Most Unfavorite Comment


An on-going discussion in my workplace surrounds my most unfavorite comment, "we've always done it like that."  Do you ever find yourself doing the same thing but then one day saying, "Why am I doing this?"  I had that very thought last week when I was cleaning the bathtub and the fumes were so bad that I grabbed a mask we had in the garage and put it on to finish.  (Okay, so it didn't look quite like this, but you get the idea.) 
The green & purple bottle was the killer for me!

Later that day I got on-line and started looking for some cleaning products that could suffice for my load of supplies. Of course there are tons out there, but I started simple with vinegar and water.   This worked but I wasn't crazy about the smell, so I added a couple of drops of peppermint essential oil.  That helped quite a bit.  Those who know me will understand that I was a little concerned about sanitation, so back I went to look for something to replace my Clorox wipes.  Living on a gave an easy recipe that I already had the supplies for.  I put mine in a spray bottle, but I'd like to try the baby wipe container next.  
1 Tablespoon per load!

While looking for cleaning supply recipes, I also came across making your own laundry soap.  Now that just  makes $ense, I said to myself! Another thing that made this appealing is that this detergent isn't supposed to fade clothes as quickly.  I found all the ingredients at Walmart and spent about $10.  I've been using it for about 2 weeks now and it seems to be working fine.  

White & blue spray bottles from Walmart (.98 cents)


My next step is to purchase Castile soap.  It seems to be able to do all kinds of things. It can even be used for dishwasher liquid!  It  comes in different scents like Almond, Citrus and Lavender, which is good because the first complaint I received at    my house was how bad vinegar smelled. 

I'm anxious to hear from those of you who have tried products such as these.  I'm clearly late in the game on this.......or am I?  Have you seen how crowed the cleaning aisle is at Walmart?

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