Tuesday, March 17, 2009

It is time for Spring cleaning or rather ANY cleaning around my place would be an improvement. I have WAY too many irons in the fire but I digress. I am going green and today is St. Patrick's Day...how symbolic! I am replacing my chemical/store-bought cleaners with homemade "green" cleaners. PBS has been having their "pledge week" and of course they bring out all the BIG GUNS and one was Graham Haley of "Haley's Hints" so I ordered one of his cleaning books but also wrote a few recipes down to test before ordering and the above was his carpet and upholstery cleaner. Well......my BIG dog just happened to throw up BIG TIME on my beige carpet the other day. IT was a big mess to clean up and it smeared into the carpeting and left a yellow stain even after using commercial carpet cleaner on it. So, I whipped up Haley's recipe which is the following and you can see the result...FANTASTIC!!!!

1 tsp vinegar
1/2 tsp ammonia
3 Tbs dish soap
3/4 C water

Put in a "foaming" bottle and mix. He said you could get "foaming" bottles at the drugstore but being the PACKRAT I am I had saved a foaming hand soap bottle from Bath & Body! It worked perfectly! Now, I need to go back and clean all those new "free" chairs I got! A woman's work is NEVER done! Happy Spring everyone! OH......forgot to mention one of the handiest gadgets I have that I highly recommend. For about $20.00 I got a label making handheld machine at Wally World. I label everything with it....files, bottles and containers, even drawers! LOL!
Trust me...I need all the help I can get!

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