I've been reading a blog called These days in French life. She has decided to have a slow year. Reusing, bartering, making her own of almost every thing and anything she can. She hasn't shopped for the last few months at all between the stuff she had and what she was able to barter or grow. It has got me thinking......
My sister uses vinegar on her nice tile floors to clean them. Just vinegar and water. I saw how much a gallon of regular white vinegar was the other day. Only $1.99 at the commissary. How much money have I spent on cleaning products?? How much could I save if I just used vinegar and water?? So, I've decided to go for it. I will use what I already have before I start. I don't have much as we just moved. But as soon as it is gone, we are using vinegar. I have a hard time with smells of things, and vinegar can put me over the edge. Neither of our bathrooms have windows, but they do have fans. So, the fans will be going, and I'm going to get some essential oils and put a few drops in with my water and vinegar to help me clean. So, if you come over, the bathroom might smell like peppermint. Or whatever other smell that I like. Doing this will cost me less, is better for our environment, and the end result will still be the same. Clean floors and a clean bathroom and kitchen. It will probably take me a while, if ever, to get to the point of making my own laundry soap or toothpaste. Never been that kind of a girl. But we'll see. Never say never.
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