DIY Cleaning Solutions
In the not to distant past cleaning solutions were almost always home made. Life was very different back then, and some say it was better. But then doesn't every generation think that theirs was the best? Everybody talks about lost arts and skills from generations past and this site is my way of giving some of my knowledge of home made cleaning mixes to future generations before I pass. My name is Martha Grazier and you can read more about me here.
Please enjoy this website that my grand daughter Beth Ann built for me and do try to be good to the earth. It's the only planet we've got. And if you need carpet cleaning in Lexington KY please go to the Centric Carpet Cleaning website. My great nephew Chris owns the company and is a master at cleaning carpets and everybody in Lexington knows him.
Basic items needed for cleaning solutions
Having been born in 1930 and raised in a little town next to Lexington KY we didn't have the convenience of modern stores and their many cleaning products. So we made our own. Everything from soap to fragrances were made with what was available and used to clean our homes, business's, and even our selves. Some of the basic items we'll discuss are listed below and can be bought in bulk and stored. This allows you to make several different kinds of solutions. When you run out you can just make more.
White Vinegar: A great cleaner and odor eliminator, it removes stains from carpets, and restores luster to natural wood surfaces. In addition to it's carpet cleaning properties it also has medicinal value as well. I recommend it as a household staple.
Baking Soda: Scours and deodorizes surfaces, also it can clean silver and deodorize carpets. Beyond it's cleaning abilities baking soda is a breath freshener and tooth whitener. In a pinch it can even relieve minor skin irritations. No home should be without it.
Lemons: Highly acidic and provides a wonderful masking agent for odors. It can also be substituted for bleach. Even in laundry!
Corn Starch: Cleans and refreshes everything including people. It makes a wonderful face cleaner, and can remove a variety of stains from cloth if applied correctly.
Isopropyl Alcohol: Disinfects as well as cleans, and is a go to drying agent. Known for it's ability to clean most anything in the home. Alcohol also is a great product to always have on hand.