I. LOVE. PINTEREST!!!!!! If you have not gone over to the “other side” you do not know what you are missing!!! For serious! It is a gold mine of crafting ideas and recipes, and the like. If you don’t know what Pinterest is… (what? are you living under a rock?? JK! JK!!! :D) it is a website that lets you “pin” fun websites that you come across, to your virtual pin board. You can pin anything you like… recipes, quotes, articles, crafts, or anything that you want to bookmark to remember for later.
If you have a specific interest in something, let’s say, “crafts”, you can go to the “everything-DIY/crafts” page and it will show you everything that other crafters are pinning on their pin boards, AND… you can re-pin their pins. How cool is that???
I will caution you to beware of the “everything-everything” page, it has… well… everything that everyone is pinning and it is not categorized, so you might come across some that you are not prepared to see…
Oh, wait… That last one was mine! :D Yummy Oreo Pops!!! (Seriously though, the “everything” page has everything, so I just stick to the categories, it’s safer that way! ;))
You can also “follow” people if you like their style of crafts, or fashion, or recipes, or whatever… *ahemm* Or, just because you like that person. *wink*wink* For an example, you can follow me, if you like, here. ;)
So, anyhoo… I found the coolest thing on Pinterest the other day.
DIY Clorox Clean-Up!!!
Well, I thought it was the coolest thing, any way. :) I have a house with 2 boys (3 if you count hubby), and one of them is still trying to figure out how to get it in the bowl, without getting it on the walls… the floor… and shower curtain before he hits the mark. (He’s 3…) I use A LOT of Clorox Clean-up!!! When I saw this pin for DIY Clorox Clean-Up from Fake-It Frugal, I was a little bit excited. :D
DIY Clorox Clean-up
1 Empty Bottle of Clorox Cleanup or an empty (1 quart size) Plastic Spray Bottle
¼ Cup Bleach
1 Teaspoon Laundry Detergent
Fill the rest of the bottle with Water and Shake!
Can you say, “super easy”??? I don’t know why I haven’t thought of doing this before!!! It’s so much cheaper. Waaaaaaaaaaaaay cheaper!
I love this stuff. I actually like the smell of the DIY stuff better than the real stuff. The DIY stuff smells cleaner and fresher to me. (Did I say “stuff” enough for you?)
Heather at Fake-It Frugal did a cost analysis and the savings is amazing!
Bleach is really cheap, around $1 per gallon. You can make 64 bottles of DIY Clorox Clean-Up, from 1 gallon of bleach. That comes to about $0.02 per bottle.
Real Clorox Clean-Up is about $4.99 a bottle. That’s a savings of $4.97 per bottle! Wowzers!!! I don’t know how companies can sleep at night, knowing they mark their stuff up like that!!!
I did read some comments at Fake-It Frugal that I should mention. A couple of ladies said that they worked at daycare, and they used bleach water to sanitize toilets and diaper areas. The Health Department required them to replace the bleach water everyday, because bleach will lose it’s effectiveness over time.
My thought is… either increase the amount of bleach you use (maybe use ½ cup instead?), or just make a half batch and only make it when you need it. I mean, I realize times are tough, but I think that at $0.02 a bottle, I can afford to throw out half a bottle. Right???
What do you smarties think??? If you increase the bleach to ½ cup do you think it would lose its effectiveness? Do you think ½ cup is too strong?
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