Cleaning Alternatives

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There are many new environmentally safe products on the market, but you may already have products in your home that will do a good job.

Air freshener A small dish of vinegar or lemon set out in a warm area
Bleach Borax
Chlorine scouring powder Baking soda
Coffeepot cleanser Baking soda solution
Disinfectant Ammonia
Drain cleaner Plunger, followed by a handful of baking soda and a half cup of vinegar. Cover and let sit for 15 minutes. Pour down two quarts boiling water, and the clog should release.
Glass cleaner Two tablespoons of vinegar to one quart of water.
Grease remover Baking soda paste
Mildew stain remover Vinegar solution
Mothballs Cedar chips enclosed in a cotton sachet
Oven cleaner Pour lots of salt on fresh oven spills and scrape the residue off when the oven cools. Ammonia can be painted on tough stains.
Stain remover Cornstarch paste
Tile cleaner Baking soda and toothbrush
Toilet bowl cleaner Baking soda

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