Friday, January 8, 2016

A Soapy Secret


Happy Friday Everyone!

I don’t know about you, but the first week to back to reality after the new year has been a whirlwind for me. So I thought I would leave you with a simple DIY for the kitchen!

I can't take credit for this idea because my mom did it for as long as I can remember {since I was a wee little kid} and I simply followed suit. I've shared it with friends and family for years who "swear by it" so I figured it was finally time to share with everyone else!

Why do they swear by it, you ask? Simple!


It cuts down on the amount of soap you use {but is just as powerful} and saves you money. Think along the lines of laundry detergent… you use less concentrated detergent because, when mixed with water, it has the same effect and qualities as a detergent that isn't concentrated. The same concept applies here.

  SUPPLIES:
Spray Bottle
Dish Soap
Water

DIRECTIONS:
Fill the spray bottle 3/4 full of water and 1/4 of dish soap.


Yup... IT'S THAT EASY! 

A couple of notes... 

Put the water in first then the dish soap... doing it the other way makes massive bubbles and it won't fill completely. Rinse the bottle thoroughly before refilling each time to get rid of extra suds.
 
I suggest using a 12 oz. spray bottle or larger with an adjustable nozzle. I got mine from a dollar store, but you can get one just about anywhere. 

I prefer to use Dawn dish soap as it has been proven more effective than most other soaps, plus it has so many more uses than just a dish soap {I will probably share some of those one day}. I usually buy a large bottle of it from Costco {90 fluid ounces} for about $15, and this will last you at least 1 year, if not 2 years... True story!

One bottle of this dish soap spray lasts about 2-3 weeks in our household. I keep our spray next to the kitchen sink and really only use it to clean items that can't go in the dishwasher {e.g. pots & pans, hand wash only items, certain plastic items, etc.}, but you can really use this spray on anything you can clean with dish soap. 

I've also done the same thing with 3/4 full of water and 1/4 of bleach to use as a cleaner to get stubborn stains off of showers, tubs, and our old standard kitchen counter tops.

Happy Cleaning! 

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