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Frugal Family Fun – Homemade Drive-In

We recently saw one of our friends post pictures of their kids outside in lawn chairs watching movies on a laptop. We thought this looked like such a fun idea that we took it a step further! We pulled our minivan into the back yard (are neighbors probably thought we were crazy!) Then we laid blankets & pillows down just like we would at a real drive-in. Of course we had to go to the dollar store and get some sugary...

Extra-Strength Baking Soda Scrub for Pots & P...

print Extra Strength Baking Soda Scrub 2 Tbl baking soda 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar 2 inches of water 1 squirt castile soap or liquid dish soap Sprinkle baking soda on the bottom of a grimy pot or pan. Add vinegar, this will foam. Coat caked on food with mixture. Add water and dish soap. Let set for 10-15 minutes. Scrub as normal. This recipe was found at: http://ecoMomicalMe.com © Copyright 2011 Designs by ALM,...

Heavy Duty Formula Floor Cleaner

print Heavy Duty Floor Cleaner 2 gallons warm water 1/2 cup white vinegar 1/4 cup Citra Solv Natural Cleaner & Degreaser 2 Tbl castile soap or liquid dish soap 1/2 tsp lavender essential oils (optional) Combine all ingredients in a bucket. Mop floor as normal. This recipe was found at: http://ecoMomicalMe.com © Copyright 2011 Designs by ALM, LLC dba ecoMomical Me. All Rights Reserved. Source: Renee Loux. Easy...

All Purpose Citrus Spray

print All Purpose Citrus Spray 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar 1 Tbl Citra-Solv Cleaner & Degreaser concentrate 1/2 tsp castile soap or liquid dish soap 1/2 tsp antiseptic essential oils * 1 1/2 cups warm water Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well. Spray the surface and wipe. Yield: 1 pint. Mixture will keep indefinitely. This recipe was found at: http://ecoMomicalMe.com © Copyright 2011...

Fruit & Veggie Wash

print Fruit & Veggie Wash 3 cups filtered water 3 Tbl white distilled or apple cider vinegar 2 Tbl baking soda Spray Mix ingredients together in a spray bottle. Spray on fruits & veggies. Scrub firm fruits & veggies. Rinse well. Dunk Mix ingredients together in a bowl. Place fruit & veggies in a colander. Place calender in bowl and wash. Lift calender out and rinse. Solution can be reused for other...

Lavender-Lemon Disinfecting Spirits Spray

print Lavender-Lemon Disinfecting Spirits Spray 1/4 cup vodka 1/2 cup 3% hydrogen peroxide 1 cup water 5 drops grapefruit seed extract (optional) 10 drops lavender essential oil (optional) 5 drops lemon essential oil (optional) Swirl ingredients together in a spray bottle. *DO NOT shake or the active oxygen in the hydrogen peroxide will go flat! Spray the surface and wipe or let dry. Mixture will keep indefinitely. This...

Homemade Stain Remover

I found this recipe for homemade stain remover in the April edition of All You Magazine. Homemade Stain Remover In a spray bottle combine: 2 parts water 1 part rubbing alcohol Spray on stain and let sit for several minutes before laundering. Check out more Frugal tips for your home to help you save money! Related posts: Homemade Febreze Fabric Refresher Homemade Swiffer WetJet Refills Homemade Swiffer SweeperVac...

Homemade Swiffer WetJet Refills

Previously I showed you how I save money on the Swiffer SweepVac refills now I will show you how to save on Swiffer WetJet Refills! Homemade Swiffer WetJet Pad Refills I have a Swiffer WetJet that I use for a quick clean-up when I don’t have time to get out our steam mop. So instead of buying new pads for the WetJet I just use one of our washable steam mop pads! I have also heard of using microfiber wash clothes, cloth...

Homemade Swiffer SweeperVac Refills

Today we are going to learn how to save money on Swiffer SweeperVac Refills! Homemade Swiffer SweeperVac Filter Refills Take existing filter and with a razor blade carefully cut off the old filter fabric. (Near the top of the filter, do not cut plastic!) Gently tear fabric off remaining sections of plastic filter frame. Place a single circular coffee filter over top of frame and secure tightly with a rubber-band. Cut off...

Homemade Glass Cleaner

Today we will learn how to save and Go Green with Glass Cleaner! Use an empty cleaning bottle (I originally purchased empty containers at Dollar General, but the nozzle kept getting clogged. So I recycled my old bottle and it has worked great!) Combine: 2 teaspoons of White Vinegar 1 quart of Hot Water That’s it! I write the measurements on the bottle so next time I need to refill it’s right there. This stuff works...