Home-made cleaning products tutorial~

Home-made Cleaning Products Tutorial

It's no secret that everyone across the globe is tightening their purse strings. We're making more of our own items, buying from those who can produce products that we want or need for less than the stores. We wanted to share with you some of the great, easy and extremely budget-friendly tips we've found on how to create your own cleaning products for dirt cheap! Every budget can afford this and we hope it helps you save a little extra money. Some of the tips are from our friends, some from other sources. From Amanda~ For all general cleaning (ceramic, tile, bathroom and kitchen fixtures) I use a 1/2 and 1/2 combo of white vinegar and water that I keep in a spray bottle. For tougher spots (like sink basins or tubs) you can sprinkle baking soda on the surface then pour straight white vinegar on it to make a magical scrubbing potion. I get my baking soda from my left over fridge/freezer inserts so when its time to change them out, I just dump the leftover soda into a container. To this point, I've never run out of available soda from that source and it helps me remember to change them out. To disinfect sink drains, its similar: pour the baking soda down the drain, follow with vinegar, then hot water. For your floors~ For an economical and environmentally friendly floor cleaner, mix a solution of 3 drops dishwashing liquid to 1/3 part white distilled vinegar, 1/3 part alcohol, and 1/3 part water. Spray sparingly and mop for a fast clean-up. Some carpet stains can be removed with a paste of 2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar and 1/4 cup salt or baking soda. Rub into the carpet stain and let dry. Vacuum up the residue the next day. (Always test on an out-of-sight part of the carpet first). Bring out the color in carpet by brushing it with a solution of 1 cup white distilled vinegar for every gallon of water. (Always test on an out-of-sight part of the carpet beforehand). Floor cleaning tips are from vinegartips.com For your dishes~ Soap for the Dishwasher: 1 Tablespoon Borax 1 Tablespoon Baking soda (this amount is for one load of dishes) Some people have also added a tiny amount of their regular dishwashing soap or vinegar to help with the dishes. See what works best for your machine and dishes. Also, try sticking to the correct amounts listed on the boxes. Sometimes we tend to over-soap, thinking it'll get cleaner that way, but we're actually adding more soap gunk and wasting money. Do you have any cleaning products that you make at home? Share your cleaning recipes and ideas with us in the Community Forum. We will watch for some great tips and add them to our list here! Happy Cleaning!!


Showing the love...

We are offering a Valentine's Weekend special starting today!!

The next 25 new stores on Daisy Craft will receive a FREE matching banner and button for their Daisy Craft store. That's a retail value of $25 per store!!

Hurry, offer ends Feb. 16!!

If you're a current store, you can qualify for the same promo offer by referring a new Daisy Craft account. Simply, e-mail us the name of the person/store you recommended.

Happy Crafting!!


Give-Away goin on now through Thurs...

Come check out the virtual  baby shower here-- Leelou Blogs.

We have some of our stores participating in the give-away! Come check out their fantastic products AND enter to win some of the prizes!!

Don't delay. The give-away contest ends Thursday!!


Big Hearts, Small Checking Account Service Month

Daisy Craft Monthly Community Service Event:

Big Hearts, Small Checking Accounts Month
During this month, we have the opportunity to have a day that we focus on sharing and showing our love for others. Although, these acts are mainly done on the 14th, Valentine's Day, we'd like to extend the love for the entire month. We've come up with the "Big Hearts, Small Checking Account" theme because we know there's lots of love to give, but sometimes not a lot of means by which to give it.

We have added two families blogs below who have very ill babies in the NICU. We hope that you'll take the time to read about these families and babies, get some warm fuzzes and find it within you to give someway, somehow. You may not be able to donate monetarily to these families, or are able to make products to donate them that they could use-- but, there's someone somewhere you can use whatever talents you can offer. Find someone who can use some extra love this month and give until it hurts. We promise, it'll come back to you ten fold.

How you can give back:
Think about several different ways to give love this month. Challenge yourself to donate your talents--whatever they are-- to someone else. If you make a scarf--- find someone's neck and donate it to them. If you take pictures, find a family who can't afford portraits on their own and offer your free services. And so on.

During the month of February, we will donate half of the proceeds from the Standard and Premium store new subscriptions to the Baby Kaleigh and Baby Mia.

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Photography, quilts, woodwork, jewelry, digital scrapbooking, soaps and lotions, clothing and on and on can be sold here! If you make or alter it, you can sell it on Daisy Craft!

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