To use vinegar in a water solution, simply mix one part vinegar to about ten parts water (or less, if you won't be using as much). Here are some of the things you can use vinegar for in cleaning:
- toilets (use undiluted in the bowl)
- laundry - as a natural fabric softener - add 1/2 cup of vinegar to rinse in place of chemically-laden fabric softener. This is excellent for people with allergies.
- mirrors and glass - just get a spray bottle and add your mixture to it. Then spray away!
- as a side effect, cleaning with vinegar freshens your whole house, so no need for expensive chemical fresheners.
Lemon juice is very effective for removing soap scum on your tub, sink, and other places. It is great to shine brass and copper with as well. If you cut a lemon in half, you can sprinkle baking soda on the cut section, and use it to clean dishes and stains in your kitchen. Mix 1/2 lemon juice with 1/2 cup olive oil for furniture polish. Lemon also leaves a nice, fresh smell.
So, use your imagination. If have stuff to clean in your house, any of these natural substances is sure to do the trick. Try these cheap alternatives, they will save you money and save your health!