Happy Friday night yall!!
We've had a whirlwind couple of weeks and couldn't be HAPPIER being back in our own home and routine. We had a great Fourth with family, then headed to the airport at 4am the next day on our way to JAMAICA! We celebrated an early anniversary with a great vacation, surviving a few
major minor hiccups by each other's side. We arrived back home at 12:30am extremely jet-lagged after a 6-hour layover and THEN a weather delay. I had never anticipated climbing into my own bed more!
I had the pleasure of donning rain boots the next two days to get straight back to work in our much-needed but very sloppy rainy weather. I don't think my body has ever melted into the mattress more than it had this morning when the sound of the rain was begging me to staaay riiiight heeeere.
I'm still not caught up on rest but running strong on the high I feel from getting back to my next crop of projects after a week away!
Projects: My Anti-Drug.
The week in a foreign place made me look forward to getting back to cleaning, tidying, and nesting in our own home. First up on my list was to replace my mass of annoying and overpriced cleaning supplies with only 4 bottles made with simple ingredients.
Here's the mound of unnecessary supplies before...and the whole left side of the cabinet was full too.
What a waste of packaging, space, and MONEY!
I found homemade recipes for the cleaning products I use most on various blogs (Windex, Pledge, Febreeze, and Bathroom Cleaner) and made a trip to Dollar Tree to pick up:
Lavender and Citrus Fragrance
I paid $8 for everything and will have enough to make each bottle several more times as I need them. Ridiculous!
That crazy mess of chemicals was replaced with this:
They're gentle, but effective (I couldn't wait to use them all) environmentally friendly and cheap!
I labeled them with duct tape, including the recipe on the bottle for when I need to refill.
I used the following 4 remedies:
(recipe from an anonymous comment on a blog)
Half White Vinegar
1 tsp Dawn
2 tsp Olive Oil (I used a bit more)
2 cups water
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/8 c fabric softener
2 tbs baking soda
1/2 c vinegar
1/4 c baking soda
2 liters water
*If you would like to make them yourself, follow the link for each recipe to the original source for specific directions. Each of the remedies were found on various websites and blogs and I have shared them here.*
They're hazardous-free to use, easy to make (took 15 minutes start to finish) and will save a ton over time.
And I'm much happier to clean now using my own supplies:)
Happy Healthy Cleaning!