Homemade Products To Help Save Money

By: Mindy Johnson

 

I can’t believe how refreshed I feel after enjoying a weeks vacation, with no plans other than getting caught up on things at home, with a few new projects added in.

I am happy to say, it only took seven wonderful, from sun up to sun down days, to accomplish painting my bedroom, bathroom and giving our kitchen a whole new look, complete with a new backsplash, color and a stunning, rich feel from updated cabinets.

Don’t get me wrong, I also got to enjoy time at the creek with my children, fishing, playing tennis, and a few quick games of cards too. Several shopping trips in Springfield were a must, which required eating out of course. Zoey and I spent time together, bonding as mother and daugher, with a little beaufication in the process. Simply fun times, all because time wasn’t a factor.

Cooking breakfast each day was more of a pleasure than a chore, just knowing my day wouldn’t be rushed. I loved my vacation, it allowed me time to appreciate the simple pleasures in life. Though, I was just as happy to get back to work.

All the painting and updating, but more so, the cleanup got me to thinking about the best way to keep my vibrant walls looking vibrant, and the most effective way to remove paint, that during the most inevitable moment, I managed to get all over me, especially my exposed legs and arms.

All this vacation time and painting led me to thinking about work and this article- Homemade Products To Help Save Money. Little did I know, how grateful I’d be for the topic of paint until it gave me a head start on writing this article due to a topic I knew all to well at this point.

Here are a few Homemade Products To Help Save Money that helps make that daunting task of cleaning walls in order to look new again and the best way to remove paint from skin. Since the painting is all done, I will throw in a neat trick on how to fill in nail holes with every day products found in your home.

First and foremost, a quick home concoted wall washing soap to help keep the walls looking freshly painted.

Wall-Washing Soap

Mix 1 cup Borax soap with two tablespoons of dishwashing liquid in one gallon of warm water or mix one cup ammonia and one teaspoon of dishwashing liquid in one gallon of water. Wash with natural sponge. Dry wall with an old towel. That simple!

Secondly, the best way to remove paint from skin is by first washing hands with soap and water then applying baby oil, rub in. After several minutes of massaging the oil over skin, wash and clean skin with warm water and soap once again. Add skin moisturizer to replenish clean skin. For tougher areas covered in dried paint, use olive oil and salt to make a good scrub suitable for use. Dip cloth in oil. Rub over skin, then add salt to skin. Scrub thoroughly to remove paint. Add more oil if needed. Wash off with soap and water and add skin moisturizer to replenish the body harmed by paint.

Here’s a neat tip I wish I would of used during my home renovation.

A good way to fill small holes in walls is to make a thick paste of baking soda and water. Simply fill hole with paste. Let dry then spot paint with Q-tip. It is said that the paint can be mixed into the baking soda paste instead of using water. You might have to give it a try!

This is the last of the sprucing up of our place for a while besides the every day cleaning. I hope these ideas can help you sometime in the near future.