Amish Insect Repellant
Use borax to repel or kill insects. How? Just make a mixture of equal parts of borax with regular sugar and sprinkle under the sinks, under stoves and refrigerators. The ants and cockroaches will come and eat and then they will be no more. Make sure these places are not accessible to pets. Butter can also be used in the same way as the sugar but remember not to let your cat find it.
Make an Amish all-purpose cleaner
Just mix four tablespoons of borax in 4 cups of hot water. Place in a spray bottle and use to clean counters floors and any surface you see fit. It is very inexpensive and effective.
Borax Drain Solution- Amish Style
Break up the gunk in your drains with one cup of borax and three cups of boiling water. Pour borax down the drain and then followed by the boiling water and leave it for five minutes. The mixture will break down the gunk and make it easy to flush out. Just turn on the pipe and run it for a few minutes till all is flushed out. The borax and hot water will kill the germs and disinfect the drain causing it to smell much better.
Washing Soda- Amish de-greaser
Add about 1/2 cup of washing soda to a load of laundry. it removes orders, brightens clothes and makes whites whiter. It can also be sprinkled on clothes to help remove tough stains, however, do not let it sit on the clothes for an extended period- like say beyond five minutes to be on the safe side as its alkalinity has a tendency to cause holes in fabrics.
Cleaning Pots And Pans
If you have any pots or pans with caked on grease or burnt food particles. Do not worry, one more solution is here to he to help you. Just sprinkle some washing soda on the affected areas and gently mist with some water to moisten the washing soda. Let it stay on for 20 minutes and then scrub with a scotch brite. Rinse and see the magic unfold.
That is all for today on Amish cleaning hacks. Happy cleaning and be sure to de-clutter like the Amish as I think it is one of the best cleaning hacks ever.
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