The kitchen sink is now in fine working order and (as promised) I am posting pictures of the cleaned out underworld of the chemical cabinet.
- two toothbrushes
- one scrubby pad
- cloth rags
- a shaker-bottle of baking soda (which I refill from the bulk supply of baking soda)
- Simple Green, a non-toxic cleaner
- Basic-H and Basic-H sprayer (water with Basic-H mixed in)
- homemade furniture polish (½ tsp olive or jojoba oil, ¼ cup vinegar or lemon juice)
- pot scrubber
I fill our sprayer bottles with my own cleaning concoctions. Some of the sprayers came from friends and some were salvaged from church kitchens (you wouldn’t believe what people will try and throw out).
I also took a picture of the cabinet above our washing machine to show you what I use for laundry. My favorite laundry detergent is all-natural with blue eucalyptus & lavender. Generally, I wash our clothing with about half the amount of detergent suggested and add a handful of borax or baking soda. The Downy ball that we have comes from my husband’s bachelor days and is filled with white vinegar instead of commercial fabric softener. Vinegar works just as well as the commercial fabric softeners and is a fraction of the cost. The clothes never smell like vinegar either.