Greensboro, NC -- Did you know that you can save money by using everyday household products to clean your home?
Barbara Strong from the Cooperative Extension talked about a few on them on the Sunday Good Morning Show.
Baking soda can be used to clean the inside of your refrigerator to make it smell clean and fresh. Using dish detergent has a tendency to leave an odor.
Baking soda can also be used to unclog drains. Pouring a box of baking soda down the drain and following it with vinegar will eat away grease build up in your drains.
Baking soda can be used to absorb odors. Use it to freshen your carpet, in the drip pan of your refrigerator, or even in your trashcan.
Household ammonia can be used to clean the inside of your oven. Place a cloth in a pan and saturate it with ammonia, place the pan in the oven and let it sit for 24 hours. The fumes will loosen the grit and grime and make it easier to clean.
Scrap aluminum foil can be used for scrubbing pots and pans, which can save money verses purchasing brillo pads.
Vinegar will remove hard water deposits from glassware. It can also be used to make homemade cleaning supplies, such as window cleaner.
A few safety tips to keep in mind:
1. You should never mix products together if you do not have a recipe.
2. Always read the label on your products.
3. Cleaning products should be stored in their own container, in a locked cabinet out of the reach of children and pets.
And remember, you can save yourself some money by using these products to help clean your home.
For more helpful tips and recipes for mixing household products or even to schedule a class, call:
Guilford County Cooperative Extension
3309 Burlington Road