Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Household Quickie in the Shower!

Now that I've got your attention with the headline, welcome to the blog! The Household Quickie posts are actually a group of tips for easy household cleaning. Admittedly cleaning house is much less exciting than first thought my headline probably provoked, but I hope the tips are helpful nevertheless.

Did you know that baking soda and vinegar are great for almost every household cleaning task? There's environmentally friendly, safe for use around kids and pets, and much cheaper than chemical household cleaners to boot!

If your plastic shower curtain and/or shower curtain liner gets slimy with mildew you can clean it with baking soda and vinegar.

Put the shower curtain in the clothes washer with your usual amount of detergent, a couple of big bath towels and 1 cup of baking soda. Use the highest level of water and add 3-4 cups of vinegar to the rinse cycle. The shower curtain will be sparkly clean when done. (Don't run it through the dryer though.)

You can see more uses for the humble vinegar and baking soda combination at the Heloise website, where I got this idea. Happy showering!