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There are several benefits to making your own cleaning products, here’s the list:

1. You’ll be saving money! The ingredients are cheap and most people already have them.

2. You’ll be using a reusable bottle, so that’ll be environmentally friendly.

3. The ingredients are organic or abundant.

You can use 1 part water and 1 part vinegar to clean bathroom tile and kitchens, such as floors and stove/counter tops.

The three concoctions: 

1. Vinegar/Water = Kitchen and Bathroom cleaner, make sure it’s half vinegar and half water or else it will dissolve your tile grout.

2. Baking soda/vinegar/lemon juice = Soap Scum remover! It’s a great replacement for comet, this will create a paste like substance.

3. Olive oil/lemon juice = Furniture cleaner, use 1 cup of olive oil and 1/2 cup of lemon juice to clean the wood on your furniture.

Source: housekeeping.about.com

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A cloning device? Many people think of this as some futuristic thing. That’s completely wrong! It’s here today. 

I found this extremely interesting, people who grow multiples of the same type of plant will find this device extremely useful. It works best on branching vegetables, such as tomatoes and squash. Click the picture above to learn more!

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Turn your water off when it’s not being used! Seriously! This is one huge way to earn you some cash and is also a method of conservation. It’s a two for one deal. 

Some examples of what I know people do:

1. Leave the water on while they’re brushing their teeth, the whole two minutes.

2. Leave the water running while they’re washing dishes, instead of just filling up one side of the sink.

3. Turn a shower on and leave the room while it heats up and not go back until a minute or two after it’s finished being heated.

So these are just a few things. I’m sure there are other water wasting methods that people use. 

It’s been known that 150+ liters per day per person that lives in an urban area. That 150 liters is actually on the low end of the spectrum too. So do a few things to reduce your water usage.