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My 6th grade son is doing a science project comparing current home cleaning items, i.e. pledge, dish detergent, etc. with "old fashioned" ways of cleaning. I have picked my grandmother's brain but could really use some more ideas. If anyone has ANY 'old fashioned' cleaning recipes that they use or have used, I would really appreciate them.

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Thanks SOOO Much! :)

Linda from Niles, Ohio

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By Dawne (Guest Post)
January 11, 20060 found this helpful

What about baking soda, vinegar, borax, water softener or denture tablets? Those are a few of the items I use as alternates to store bought prepared cleaners.

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By Marn (Guest Post)
January 11, 20060 found this helpful

Here are a few: Mix Borax and Water to make a paste=Porcelain Bath Tub Cleaner; Stains on clothes =Colgate Toothpaste; Breck Shampoo removes stains like grease, blood, grass, ink; sluggish drains=vinegar and baking soda; To unclog a drain=
drop three Alka-Seltzer tablets down the drain followed by a cup of white vinegar; wait a few minutes, then run hot water.

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By Connie A (Guest Post)
January 11, 20060 found this helpful

Very often my grandmother would use vinegar, lemon juice or borax to clean. People have also used old newspaper to clean windows. What a neat project your son has chosen.

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I'd give him an "A " just for imagination. You might looked up those items individually on the web and find out other purposes that people used them for. Good Luck with the project !

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By rosa (Guest Post)
January 11, 20060 found this helpful

For smelly odors, you can use Vanilla , it takes away odors of most anykind ! You can even put some vanilla on cotton balls and put through the house for a lovely smell too !

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January 12, 20060 found this helpful

Go to www.snipurl.com/libw This website has copies of a 1925 Missouri Farm Women's cookbook. While most of it is recipes, if you scroll towards the end, there are household cleaning tips, listed under miscellaneous, for that era. I find this web site very interesting to read. I hope this helps.

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By Margaret (Guest Post)
January 12, 20060 found this helpful

Go to www.recipegoldmine.com. They have recipes of all kinds: not only food but they have a great section of cleaning and household supplies as well as cosmetics, cleaners, etc.

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Good Luck!!

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January 12, 20060 found this helpful

i worked for 15 years at a laundry mat. for old or new blood stain use hydrogen peroxide right on the stain. older stains may require a couple of applications but believe me it works.

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By angelique farmer (Guest Post)
January 17, 20060 found this helpful

I found alot of ideas at about.com and search for frugal lifestyles. Over 300 uses for vinegar and baking soda and even how to make your own lau ndry detergent which I now do. Cost 32 cents per load.

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