Kitchen

5 Ways to Cut Cooking Costs

5 Ways to Cut Cooking Costs

  Food takes up a large portion of the budget, whether you’re single and spending on takeout, or a family who can barely get their groceries without giving up half their income. There are a lot of easy ways to cut the cooking costs, and this article is going to...
Dishwasher Cleaning Bombs

Dishwasher Cleaning Bombs

  You might know by now how much I love to make my own cleaning products, well when it came time to give our dishwasher a thorough clean I decided to try this recipe – and it worked perfectly! So if you’re into saving even more money around the home and are sick of...

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent Tabs

  Ingredients: 2 cups Washing soda (From the supermarket) 2 cups Borax 1/2 cup Epsom salts 1/2 cup White vinegar 20-30 drops of Lemon essential oil   Directions: Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly with a spoon or gloved hands. Now simply place...

5 Savvy Cleaners To Make

  Note: These recipes are to fill 500ml spray bottles. Here’s what you’ll need: Savvy Cleaning Spray 1 1/2 cups White Vinegar 1/2 cup Fairy Dish Washing Liquid 1 tsp. Laundry Powder This cleaning spray cuts through grease and grime quickly and will clean...

Stone Benchtop Cleaner

    You’ll need: 1 tbls Liquid Castile Soap Water 6 drops essential oils of your choice Spray bottle * 1/4 cup Isocol (for granite)   Instructions Fill your spray bottle 3/4 full with water and then add the castille soap, Isocol and essential oils if using. This...

DIY All Purpose Spray

  Keep a spray bottle of this under the sink and one in the bathroom for quick and easy clean ups. 4 cups hot water 1-1/2 teaspoons liquid castile soap 6 drops pine essential oil 4 drops rosemary essential oil Mix the ingredients together in a spray bottle. This is a...

Easy Peasy Carpet Cleaner

  This carpet cleaner is great for stains (including pet pee) as it will lift them completely if you keep scrubbing until they’re gone. Environmentally friendly is one plus for this cleaner as well as being extremely cheap! You only need two ingredients: Liquid...

The Cheapest and Easiest Way To Clean Your Oven

    Let’s start with the oven itself and then go onto the oven window. You’ll need: Bicarbonate of soda Water Bowl for mixing Spray bottle with white vinegar Rags The Oven Take out the oven racks and set aside. In a bowl mix together about ½ cup Bicarbonate of...

General Household Cleaner

  1 cup White Vinegar 2 cups Water 1 Tbls Liquid Castille Soap 20 drops Citrus Essential Oil Simply combine all the ingredients in a spray bottle and shake before using. Use to clean benchtops, stoves, cooktops, bathroom sinks etc.    ...

Cleaning With Methylated Spirits

  Methylated spirits is a good general cleaner and so cheap! You can pick some up at any supermarket and also at Bunnings and Masters in the cleaning isle. It’s great as a glass cleaner! Use full strength or 70% Metho with 30% water for stubborn stains Methylated...

Microwave Cleaner

  It doesn’t get any easier than this! Heat about 2 cups of water in the microwave until it is boiling. (Add a sliced lemon and juice for a fresh scent and to help cut through grease and grime.) Leave for about 15 minutes so the steam loosens all the dried on...

Homemade Oxygen Bleach Recipes

  This homemade Oxygen bleach is a good stain remover for clothes and a good pre-treatment soaker for a load of laundry. I’ve never had a problem with it bleaching my clothes but to be on the safe side perhaps you should test your mixture first. It’s a...

Window Cleaner

  This cheap and cheerful window cleaner recipe is perfect for spring cleaning or just quick touch ups. Ingredients: ¼ cup vinegar ½ teaspoon dish liquid soap 2 cups water Combine all the ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well. To use simply spray onto the...

Furniture Polish

  This is a beautiful natural wood polish that leaves wooden furniture hydrated, protected and smelling wonderful! Ingredients ½ cup sweet almond oil ⅛ cup of grated beeswax 10-15 drops essential oil (Try lemon, lavender or rosewood) Method In a pan over hot water,...

Oven Cleaner Recipe

  Oven Cleaner This is a safe and natural oven cleaner that will keep your oven clean without too much effort – the secret is to clean it out regularly so the gunk doesn’t build up out of control. If it already has then use the ammonia cleaner first then...

Dishwasher Detergent

  TIP: If you’re using commercial dishwashing powder then when you’ve used half from the container top it back up with bicarbonate of soda. The results will impress you and hopefully then you’ll want to make your own using the recipe below to save...

Cleansing Powder

  This cleansing powder works great on surfaces such as the bath, shower, benchtops, sinks and toilet. It cuts through grease and grime easily. You’ll need: 1 cup bicarbonate of soda ½ cup grated bar soap (I use sunlight soap) 15-20 drops essential oil (Try...

All Purpose Cleaner

  All Purpose Cleaner This all-purpose cleaner is great to have on hand in the kitchen. (Always spot-test before trying it on a new surface.) 2 teaspoons borax 1 teaspoon washing soda (not baking soda) Hot water 4 Tablespoons vinegar ½ teaspoon natural liquid soap...

DIY Disinfectant Wipes

  I keep my homemade disinfectant wipes on the kitchen bench because I seem to use them mostly in the kitchen. There are 2 recipes here – one using paper towels and the one I use with face washers. I use white face washers for my kitchen cloths and for all my wipes,...

Everyday uses for vinegar

    Vinegar is a substance that’s probably sitting in your kitchen cabinet right now, and is often used in cooking. However, there’s a lot of other uses for vinegar that you could be taking advantage of. This article is going to go through some of the best...

Water conservation tips for the kitchen

  Conserving water is great, for both your wallet AND the environment. This article is going to go over how to maximize your water conservation in the kitchen in particular.   Your kitchen is the source of a lot of big parts of your water bill. From washing dishes to...

Saving Energy in the Kitchen

  The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in the house, and one of the biggest parts of your electricity bill. Consider the following energy saving tips when trying to cut your energy bill. Cooking Avoid food waste whenever possible Cook in bulk, several meals at...
We Love to Save Water!

We Love to Save Water!

Saving Water, Saving Cash Australians have been through a lot with water, from extreme drought to almost non stop rainy weather. There has been lack and there has been abundance of water, and there will likely be both again. The people who fared best during times of...