Make a Spring Cleaning Kit
You will need:
Old, worn cotton clothes or towels
A box or bag
What to do
Cut up your old clothes or towels, to recycle them into cleaning rags.
Fold your hand-made rags and put them into your box, together with the bowl, the bottle of vinegar, and a container of salt.
Write CLEANING KIT on the box.
When you’re ready to clean, take the bowl, and, in it, mix equal parts of salt and vinegar. (The salt dissolves if you mix it up too far ahead of time.)
Use this powerful cleaning mix, along with your rags, to clean sinks, showers, benches, ovens, and very dirty pots and pans.
To clean windows and mirrors, use just vinegar, without salt.
After you’ve used your cleaning mix on a surface, clean it off with a dry rag, leaving everything sparkling.
Wash and dry the bowl and the rags, and put them back in your kit box, ready for next time.
Why does it work?
Vinegar is an acid and dissolves grease. Salt is rough, and adds scour power. Both vinegar and salt also kill some germs.