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Shower and Tub Cleaner – Dawn and Vinegar June 2, 2012

A fellow Pinterest blogger posted this shower and tub cleaner that I had to try.  Every time I clean my shower I send my kids out of the room because I feel like the fumes are too strong.  I’ve seen so many homemade cleaning pins on Pinterest and I thought this would be a good one to start out with!


All I did was heat up 12 ounces of vinegar in the microwave for 2 minutes.  Then, I added 12 ounces of Dawn dish soap.  I did shake it up and wish I had just slowely stirred it because it made a ton of bubbles.  I used an empty Windex bottle for my homemade cleaner.  I want to purchase some empty bottles because I plan to make a few more homemade household cleaners.  Next on my list is wood floor cleaner!


I cleaned my shower and my shower door was so clean.  The cleaner does get very bubbly, so I used a squeegee to wipe down the walls of the shower.  Best of all, I didn’t have to send the kids out of the room!



Pinterest Pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/40391727878456913/


Time:  Less than 5 minutes


– Lisa


Oven Cleaner – Baking Soda and Vinegar February 20, 2012

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Within a few days, I saw two pins that advertised an easy way to clean the glass door of an oven!  I was super excited to dry this out because mine was filthy.  I’m actually very embarrassed to show the “before” picture.  Cleaning the oven just seems to be the last thing on my mind these days.  So, I tried a few methods.

Dirty Oven Glass Door - Before


Pinterest Pin #1:  http://www.ehow.com/how_7814634_clean-oven-racks-naturally.html

Pinterest Pin #2:  http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-clean-oven-glass-it-seriously-is.html


The first pin instructed me to sprinkle the glass door with baking soda and then pour vinegar over top so the door is wet.  Let sit for 20 minutes and wipe away.  I tried this technique first.  I have to admit that I loved the fizzing sound the vinegar made once poured over the baking soda.  I had high expectations that the fizzy sound was really working away the grime!  I wiped away and to my dismay (oh, that rhymes), it was still filthy.  I decided to move onto the next idea…


Oven Cleaner - Vinegar Added


Oven Cleaner - After Baking Soda and Vinegar


The second pin instructed me to mix 1/4 cup of baking soda with just enough water to make a pasty mixture.  Then, spread over the glass door and let it sit for 20 minutes and wipe away.  So, I did!  Still dirty!


Oven Cleaner - After Baking Soda and Water


The third try’s the charm.  I got out an SOS pad and scrubbed away.  It took a lot of elbow grease, but my handy SOS pad saved the day!  Now, on to the rest of the oven …


Clean Oven Door


I will try these methods again on a semi-dirty glass door.