"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Simple Cleaners and Repurposed Socks!

I have shared before some household cleaners I use in the post titled Time to Clean the House. With a very small investment of essential oils you one can make all the cleaners you will need for your home.  Since Bill and I bought a new to us dryer, I needed to make something that would reduce static and soften the clothes.  I use vinegar for each load of laundry, but I wanted something that was like fabric sheets.   With some research and study using a few books I have at home, I found an incredible fabric softener and all I needed was two old socks and tea tree essential oil.  Now I have kept the boys old socks for cleaning and I am glad I did. 

You need two old socks.  If you are raising or have raised
teenage boys, you should have plenty of these.  Ignoring 
how dingy they look...

put about 15 tea tree drops on the foot of one sock.
Roll it up.

Then take the second sock and put the first sock in the toe,
and roll up the second sock like above.
My kids rolled their socks like this to play indoor basketball...
or warball oops I mean warsocks.

Then toss this sock in the dryer with every load.
When the smell of the tea tree is gone from the socks,
repeat the steps.

Your clothes dry wrinkle free and they do not have any smell.

On to the sink.
I have a porcelain sink

it is not easy to keep the sink white and clean and I have
resorted to using bleach to keep it bright and white.

Not anymore!

A simple cleaner that works so easy~
Dry the sink.
Pour baking soda in the sink
then sprinkle the baking soda with some
dish soap.  Let sit for a bit.
Then scrub with cloth!

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