Category Archives: Cleaners

Mean on clean

Lorraine from Hamilton writes Now that I’m unemployed I’ve become the queen of mean. I spend lightly over $10 p.a. on cleaning products plus dishwashing liquid (single use). This is how I do it: Cleaning Products p.a. $3.00 2L bleach $2.40 homemade laundry liquid (@ .04c per wash x 60 washes p.a.) $2.00 2 x […]

It’s dishwashing liquid?

Lorraine from Hamilton has these homemade dishwashing liquid recipes to share. Recipe 1 1 tbsp dishwashing liquid 2 tbsp vinegar 1 tbsp baking soda 11/2 cups warm water In a largish bowl add baking soda and vinegar (it will foam up ). Add warm water then dishwashing liquid. Store in an old dishwashing liquid bottle. […]

Diswashing liquid and frugal living

Carolyn from Auckland writes: Dishwashing liquid – I do not have a dishwasher so grate good old Sunlight soap and it is great. I make my own laundry products from Binn Inn – Baking soda and again grated Sunlight soap and a few drops of essential oils where necessary, likewise I have a container of […]

Cleaning tips

Gaynora from Kapiti has a number of cleaning tips including using cardboard wine boxes for lining under-bench rubbish bins. Gaynora also has this idea for cleaning cloths: “Instead of buying cleaning cloths for specific tasks, cut up old tee shirts and use different colours for different tasks. Lubricate with white vinegar for hygiene. Use with […]

Bathroom cleaner

Teresa from Auckland writes, “As a bathroom cleaner, I use one bar of sunlight soap and a green foam ‘scratchie’. It sits in my shower and I clean one wall every second day or so. Works a treat.”

DIY cleaning cloths

Gaynora from Kapiti writes, “I’m shocked re the number of disposable cleaning cloths in supermarkets. I cut up old tee shirts etc; use & reuse them. I can still have different colours for different tasks.”

Glycerine cleaner?

PAL from Christchurch is asking for help. “Many years ago I recall a mixture I made up and wiped over clean windows. This helped prevent condensation from forming on them. I have asked several friends and they seem to think I may have dreamed it. But not at all. I recall making this mixture up […]