Save Zillions On Cleaning Products

edited 19 November 2020 at 11:09AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • SystemSystem Forumite
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    After reading all the great uses for vinegar and bicarb, I was wondering if anyone has any good ways to get rid of snails in the garden (they keep eating my herbs). I also have hedgehogs so wouldn't want to harm them.
  • cathy_3cathy_3 Forumite
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    put some beer in a jar or can

    bury it up to its neck in the soil

    snails go right to it fall in cant get out agan

    hedgehogs cant fit

    ;D
  • I've been using the cheapest own brand dishwasher tablets and white vinegar instead of rinse-aid in my dishwasher since Christmas - works a treat!!

    Even better if you stick half a lemon in with the plates :)
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    To remove grease spots from tiles use a blade scraper, Wilkinsons, B&Q etc and just scrape them off and then wash over, this wrks on oven glass doors as well
  • cathy_3cathy_3 Forumite
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    re the dishwasher

    I dont buy dishwasher powder  (ive posted this elsewhere)  my cuz works in unilever ellesmere port and told me its just soap powder  without the perfume
    so for 11 years Ive been using a teaspoon of soap powder in the dishy  daily. and ive got sparkly plates

    sometimes you can smell the perfume  so  I usually turn it to a rinse again  and its fine

    vinegar in the rinse aid  and once a month run a vinegar wash  

    voila   ;D ;D

    and the dishwasher is fine, if it conks out now ive had it since may 93 so I dont mind ;D ;D
  • Edinburghlass_2Edinburghlass_2 Forumite
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    After reading all the great uses for vinegar and bicarb, I was wondering if anyone has any good ways to get rid of snails in the garden  (they keep eating my herbs).  I also have hedgehogs so wouldn't want to harm them.

    Salt works a treat on huge big slugs that invade my garden...best not watch what happens though 8)
  • cathy_3cathy_3 Forumite
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    Really great tips!  

    I've tried using the vinegar in my laundry washing but am unsure at what stage I should add the vinegar.  And do I still add softner?  Can I add vinegar and softner simultaneously?

    I haven't checked this out yet but maybe somewhere like Makros, Bookers or Costco would sell larger quantities of white vinegar (5 Lts) in their catering sections - but this means having access to these warehouses.


    the idea is to use the vinegar in the last rinse instead of a softener

    I use about half  a capful
    (softener capful that is or about 2 tablespoonfuls)
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    snails and slugs leeerrrrve beer

    bury a jar with some beer in the bottom up to its neck in the garden hither and thither

    then the snails and slugs climb in get drunk and cant get back out

    then you tip them out the next morning

    ;D
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    the idea is to use the vinegar in the last rinse instead of a softener

    I use about half  a capful
    (softener capful that is  or about 2 tablespoonfuls)

    Doesn't this make your clothes smell??
  • cathy_3cathy_3 Forumite
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    when they first come out of the wash there might be a slight smell but that goes COMPLETELY when they are dry

    you can make your own softner thingy if you wet a flannel or sponge soaked in a bit of diluted comfort then squeezed out (save the squeezings for next time)
    and put that in the dryer if you want

    but the vinegar gets all the soap out of the washing and there is no need for softner then

    also borax in the wash at first gets all the harmful chemicals out that the powder puts in
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