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I consider frugality an art form and a religious conviction. I learned about paying cash for purchases, recycling and reusing just about everything and being generous to friends and those in need from my parents.

My faith instructs me all things are gifted by God and so I am compelled to be a good steward of my gifts. [The highest heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth he has given to man. Psalm 115:16]

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Quick Tips: Natural ways to clean and freshen your house

Make your own dusting spray by combining 1 cup white vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil in a pump spray bottle from the "dollar" stores. (Saves the environment - no spray cans in the land fill. Saves money too.)

Clean brass and copper with lemons! Cut a lemon in half and sprinkle some salt on it. Rub the lemon on the piece, rinse thoroughly and dry. (Saves $25 or more plus no harsh chemicals.)

Elephant ear philodendrons and snake plants are easy-care plants that do a good job of absorbing many common household pollutants. (Saves money and the environment. No need for as much "odor neutralizing spray".)


I found these great quick tips in various issues of All You magazine.

6 comments:

The Working Home Keeper said...

Great tips Mary! I never that about the Elephant ear and snake plants. Very cool!

Mary Ellen

RCUBEs said...

I have seasonal allergy, same with my child so I'm careful with using cleaning products...Thank you for the tips always. God bless and may He continue to guide you and protect you.

Just Breathe said...

Great suggestions. Thank you.

Saleslady371 said...

Thank you for sharing these tips. Inspiring!

sarah said...

I don't like using chemicals. these are great tips.

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Hi there! So nice to meat you. Andrea recommended your blog to me and I just love it. I'm learning to be frugal because we are trying to live basically on one income so I can stay at home with my kids and homeschool them. I've really enjoyed reading your tips and I look forward to future posts. Thanks for following my blog and adding me to your blog roll! Looking forward to getting to know you in Blogland.

God Bless,
Jackie