Friday, July 20, 2007

organic housekeeping

i am quite pleased with this book i have been reading lately. it has so many great tips for cleaning and organizing that are simple, cheap, and good for the environment and you!

here's a few fun tidbits:

basically everything in the world can be cleaned/disinfected with white vinegar, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, vodka, or any combination of the above. - my fear was that my house would stink with the vinegar, but it's odorless once it drys!

furniture oil can be made with 2 parts olive oil, 1 part lemon juice - my wooden table looks great!

we don't have a spice rack, so they all go in the cabinet. it was a mess! then i found two cheap baskets and label the tops of each spice with a sharpie. it's so easy to find what i need and the baskets are like drawers. (i wanted to put the spices in one of our kitchen drawers, but the spice jars are too tall.)

wooden cutting boards are much better than plastic. it's true! wood absorbes and kills bacteria in it's grooves in just minutes. bacteria can live in the grooves of plastic cutting boards for weeks, even after being washed. the old theory about wooden cutting boards being worse for you is totally false!

man, i've been totally home ec-y lately.

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