The Maids of Portland, Maine

Monday, November 4, 2013

Prepare For the Holidays!

Give the gift of homemade cleaning products to your family and friends. Preparing early is key to keeping your stress low so you can enjoy family and friends. Here are some holiday gift suggestions to give you a jump start...

1.) Homemade Spray Cleaner Recipe:

Mix in a sprayer bottle:
     * 1 cup white vinegar
     * 1 cup water

In the kitchen, use vinegar and water spray to clean countertops, lightly soiled range surfaces and backsplash areas.

In the bathroom, use the vinegar spray cleaner to clean countertops, floors and exterior surfaces of the toilet.

2.) Cutting Boards:

Sanitize by spraying first with vinegar and then with 3% hydrogen peroxide.

3.) Furniture polish:

Mix olive oil and vinegar in a one-to- one ratio and polish with a soft cloth.

4.) Brass, copper, bronze and aluminum:

To remove tarnish, rub metal with sliced lemons. For tough jobs sprinkle baking soda on the lemon and then rub.

5.) Sterling silver:

Put a sheet of aluminum foil into a plastic or glass bowl. Sprinkle the foil with salt and baking soda, and then fill the bowl with warm water. Soak your silver in the bowl, and the tarnish will migrate to the aluminum foil. Rinse and dry the silver, then buff with a soft cloth.

Courtesy of: Dr. Dan's Natural Healing Center


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