Don’t reach for tarnish remover to polish up your copper-bottomed pans -- make your own with this recipe! Cut a fresh lemon in half and sprinkle salt on it. Using the lemon, rub the salt into the copper and you’ll be amazed how fast the tarnish melts away.
Fill a spray bottle with 1 quart water and add 1 tablespoon white vinegar. For larger jobs, like floor and tiles, add 1/4 cup white vinegar to 1-gallon hot water.
Pour 1/4-cup baking soda down the drain, and then follow with 1/2 cup of vinegar. Cover. When fizzing slows, flush with hot water.
Clean Your House with Cupboard Staples
When your house calls for cleaning but you've run out of store-bought cleaning products, there's no need to go out and get more. A search through your kitchen cupboards will turn up plenty of natural cleaning products to keep your house clean without damaging the environment. Here are a few of our favorite natural alternatives to household cleaning products.