I’ve decided I don’t like choices. They overwhelm me. We’ve already scaled down on our kitchen appliances because of this. I mean, do I really need a cooking gadget for every. little. thing? It bugs me.
So when I started the saga of cleaning the bathrooms (horror of horrors), I looked under the sink to see what we had.
***Warning*** Graphic/Messy content below
Oh, just a bazillion different choices in there. Half of them we’ve only used once or twice and then bought something new because we forgot we had it.
How much money do you think is under there too? And yeah, yeah, yeah… the environment and all that jazz.
But for me, it’s the decision-making process that gets me down. I’d like to open up the cabinet and have one bottle staring at me.
So, what’s next?
Well, you buy about a swimming pool’s amount of vinegar. And then stare at it for a couple days wondering why you’ve done so.
Apart from throwing a bit into the wash every time you get that weird smelly load and need to rewash it, what’s the use?
Oh geez, well you can google “uses for vinegar” and a plethora of lists are made available to you. Vinegar has become my new love!
So I decided to make homemade cleaner that can be used on practically everything. Happiness.
Next step was to make rags. I found an old freebie 5K t-shirt that has seen better days and tore it up.
Later, R confessed that he really liked how that shirt fit him. Whoops. I offered to stitch it up a la his blue shirt written about here.
Here’s the recipe:
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp borax (I already have this on hand as I make my own washing detergent. See that incredibly short blog post here. I’m going to do a new post on it, though, as I found a way to make it even more inexpensive.)
- 4 tbsp vinegar
- 4 cups hot water
Add the baking soda, borax, and vinegar in the spray bottle. Then slowly add 4 cups hot water to dissolve all the ingredients.
How easy is that?
Then, use it to clean up all of the ingredients you spilt on the table.
Anyone want some of our leftover cleaners?
Totally loving your clean-a-tude