Season to Taste


I am really fickle when it comes to cleaning products; love trying them all! If you ever looked under my utility room sink, you wouldn’t argue. Most of the products turn out to be duds and then what is a girl to do? I leave them under the sink long enough to not feel guilty about letting them go.

Recently I learned of a couple of homemade cleaners and I thought, “what the heck…..” and gave ‘em a whirl. As it turned out, they WORKED and I LOVED THEM. Now, don’t try to eat any of this stuff….

Cookie sheet cleaner: Make a thick paste using hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Rub it all over the cookie sheet. Let set while you watch Dr. Phil and then scrub, rinse, and dry.

Glass shower door cleaner: Save your dryer sheet once it has gone through one load of laundry. When you decide to clean your glass door, slightly dampen the used sheet and rub it all over the glass. Rinse. It will have gobbled up all the soap scum.

Baseboard cleaner: Take one dryer sheet from the box. Get down on your hands and knees and go over your base-boards with a dry dryer sheet. Works like a charm.

Refrigerator handles: Mix up a thick paste of baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and two or three drops of concentrated Dawn dish washing liquid. Rub it on the handles and let it set for a while. Some may drip on the floor so you may want to put something down to catch the drips. My floor is tile so I just let it drip. Scrub away the grime and the handles look amazing. (I had been using a Mister Clean Sponge but they still looked crummy to me.)

I will let you know if I stumble onto anything else, but these are all winners.