Just about everything I have learned about home-making I learned from grandmother. Her home was always sparkling and her laundry was already bright.
Along with my favorite cleaning ingredients, vinegar and baking soda, I absolutely love Murphy’s Oil Soap, an old-time product for cleaning just about every area of the home. It was first introduced at the start of the 20th century and is all natural and bio-degradable.
I use old white cotton socks with a bit of the oil soap for dusting. It does an amazing job on wood furniture, flooring and all the wood in the home.
When dusting, it acts like a dust magnet, so the job is done quickly and effortlessly.
In the bathroom it will make your fixtures shine. Begin by washing them with baking soda as you would with a powdered cleanser, then rinse well, and rub on the Murphy’s using a rag, and wipe again. You can even use it to clean inside the bowl using the same method, but replace the rag with a toilet brush (unless you don’t mind donning rubber gloves).
When considering how to make Simple Living easier, think about how things were done in “the old days” before all the chemical cleansers became the norm. Living without chemicals helps not only to keep our homes clean and safe for our families, it also protects the environment.