i’ve been trying my best to incorporate these old standards into my cleaning routine.
and elbow grease.
suffice it to say, vinegar is a miracle worker.
for recipes, humor, and more detailed descriptions about how to use these bad boys and others like them, buy raleigh’s book which i crowed about last year. it’s still just as great.
I especially love the elbow grease being on the list. 😉 happy spring cleaning!!
Yes! I love spring cleaning (well not love, but the result is love). Thanks for the list and getting me motivated. I am new here and love the blog!
yes, vinegar rocks. i dilute mine with water and sometimes add vanilla. the vanilla doesn't actually end up smelling strongly, but it takes the bite off the vinegar. and you know salt is a wonderful scrub, right? awesome.
lovely pictures – i love natural cleaning supplies… good to see you back! 🙂
Interesting! I need to do some serious spring cleaning. I washed the inside of our windows over the weekend, that felt like a big accomplishment!
I've heard this (from my mom, of course!) but never tried it. More importantly, I love your photos:) xo
Oh, this is what I would like to be doing this week. Our apartment is driving me crazy. Alas, work.
I was good about the vinegar and baking soda for a while, but I fell back into the clutches of my cleaning products. At least they're more environmentally friendly ones from Whole Foods?
Vinegar and baking soda are the ONLY things I have found to work in my apartment considering the delicacy of the finishes I have. After my bathtub was damaged by harsh abrasives (I'm looking at you, Comet and Vim, grrr), baking soda was the only cleaning product that worked to get deep-set grime out.
sometimes i have to bring in the husband for the elbow grease part. but vinegar will clean most anything.
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