I love simple cleaning techniques, don't you?
One of the simplest I've found is to use rubbing alcohol (that's right, 70% isopropyl alcohol that you can buy at any drugstore or megamart) as a household cleaner. It's remarkably good at cutting through greasy dirt and it's a great disinfectant. Its only drawback? Its smell. It smells like. . . rubbing alcohol.
I like fresh, clean smells. Like citrus, for instance. Especially orange. Something about the smell of a freshly-peeled orange just makes me happy.
And so one day it occurred to me that I could infuse rubbing alcohol with orange peel. Eureka!
I dropped the peel from an orange into a container of rubbing alcohol. I then left it alone for several days. The alcohol took on a bit of the orange color and a lot of the orange fragrance.
I poured my infused alcohol into an old spray bottle and voila! A fragrant all-purpose cleaner!
I've used this straight and I've combined equal parts alcohol and water with a couple of drops of dishwashing liquid added. Both work well for cleaning countertops, etc.
An inexpensive, good-smelling cleaner that cuts through grease and disinfects? Yes!
Do you have any cleaning tips? Please share!