When I looked around the park on my dog walk this morning, I couldn't quite believe my eyes - daffodils in full bloom...in January???
|Daffs in January...|
When I open my larder door I see lots of stuff - bags of flour, different types of sugar and an array of bottles and jars. What I don't automatically see is cleaning materials and yet - as in Part I of "Useful in the larder" about bicarb - it is surprising that some of the items can be very handy around the house. Take vinegar as an example: lovely in salad dressings or sprinkled on hot chips and great when making chutney, the right type of vinegar doubles up as a great household cleaner. Here are a few tips using white vinegar:
- Window cleaner - fill an empty spray bottle 2/3 with warm water, add 1/3 white vinegar for a cheap and eco-friendly way to clean those windows...optional: add a drop of essence of lemon oil for extra fragrance
- Refresh dishcloths - place in enough water to cover & add approx. 60ml white distilled vinegar. Soak overnight & rinse.
- Clean the fridge with a half-and-half solution of water and white distilled vinegar.
- Clean the bathtub by wiping it with white distilled vinegar and then scouring with bicarb.
- Get rid of mildew, dust, and stale odors by wiping down walls with undiluted white distilled vinegar on a cloth or a sponge mop.
- Remove stains from coffee or teacups by scrubbing them gently with equal parts bicarb and white distilled vinegar. Rinse clean.
- Remove corrosion deposits from cast aluminum with vinegar solution and rinse off afterwards