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Frugal & Fresh Ideas for Your Home Using 4 Every Day Items

Moms work hard to keep their homes fresh and clean – especially this time of year when colds and the flu are rampant. Cleaning products can be expensive so we’ve got some simple shortcuts using 4 inexpensive items you already have at home. Watch related video.


  • Use a half of a lemon to sanitize your cutting board
  • Squeeze the juice of a lemon into a small bowl of baking soda to make an instant air freshener
  • Fill a bowl or vase with beautiful fresh lemons to brighten a room

White Vinegar

  • All Purpose Cleaner – Make your own all purpose cleaner for pennies on the dollar.  Mix ½ cup vinegar with ½ cup lemon juice and add 2 cups water.  Pour the mixture into a recycled spray bottle.
  • Remove coffee stains – Swish a few tablespoons in your stained coffee mug and wash a usual.
  • Clean your coffee maker – Make a solution of vinegar & water and run through your coffee maker to clean.  Run water through a few times after.

Baking Soda

  • Clean up kids’ accidents on their mattresses.  Sprinkle baking soda on the stain and cover with a rag.  Leave for 24 hours.  Vacuum up baking soda.
  • Degreaser Cleaning Solution- Wet a sponge and squeeze out excess water.  Put a drop of dish soap and sprinkle with baking soda. Scrubs off stove and counter grease and grime.
  • Remove crayon and pencil from painted walls with a baking soda on a damp sponge

 Dryer Sheets

  • Remove shoe odor – place shoes in a plastic back with a dryer sheet overnight
  • Reduce static cling on clothes – rub sheet over clothes
  • Freshen drawers – place a dryer sheet in your drawer instead of a sachet

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