Green cleaning is the cheapest, safest way to go

green cleaning

(By Lyndy Mansfield) Now is the time for many of us to face up to the fact that our supermarket bills are slowly killing our meagre budgets.

Here are some healthy quick cleaning tips from Michael de Jong’s of The Humble Art of Zen Cleaning  (plus a few others I added).

Baking soda. This is the best when it comes to a freshener and deodorizer. All you need to do is open a small box and put it in your cupboards or fridge. Pong gone!

Replace regularly.This works well with smelly drains too. Just pour it down the plughole.

Add baking soda to your metal scouring pads.This will stop them rusting.If you still use cotton nappies,( better, cheaper and more eco friendly, by the way) a cup of baking soda in the nappy pail will keep it smelling fresher and certainly more sanitized

.Baking soda sprinkled on to fabric and silk upholstery (not rubbed in) will absorb even the worst of greasy stains.

There are many, many other uses for baking soda. Suss them out. This old fashioned stuff will save you a fortune.

By the way I get large two Kg bags from my local swimming pool outlet. Seems to be the easiest place to get bigger quantities.

Lemons.  No need to go to great lengths about the wonders of lemons. Here are a few ideas you may not have thought of –

Fresh lemon rubbed on cutting boards removes those discolourations from all the foodstuffs you have sliced up on them.

White linen, like table napkins and table cloths, will regain their snowy whiteness if you soak them in a pot of boiling water and a sliced up lemon.

A piece of lemon, dipped in salt will clean yellowed ivory. OK, so we know that ivory is a taboo subject, but many of us have inherited some special ivory cutlery etc that we are not about to throw out.

Lemons make a good, natural flea repellant – chop up two lemons and add to a quart ( about one and a half litres) water. Boil it for an hour. Decant, let it cool and spray on your pets. Worth trying – cheaper and more naturally appealing than those horrible chemical flea mutis.

Salt . For thousands of years salt has always been on hand, and, apart from being a flavour enhancer, has been a long standing purifier and cleaner.

Salt will put out a grease fire. A good idea is to keep a box of it near the stove.

Soften up your new stiff jeans by adding half a cup of salt along with your normal laundry detergent. Do the same when you are washing pantyhose. If you soak them in salt water they will last much longer.

Snails and slugs  will die instantly if you sprinkle salt on them. Well, just giving you a fact. If you are a snail or slug hugger, ignore this tip!

Funny enough, fleas don’t go for salt any more than they do for lemons. Mix up a salt and water solution and spray kennels and blankets.

Ordinary table salt rubbed into your hair while still dry and then massaged well and shampooed as normal, will chase off the flakey bits and itches created by dandruff.

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  1. Avatar mkenyamvumilivu January 13th, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    holy territories? where girls are raped at will and people killed like flies by their kinsmen. please they are demonic and should be dealt with as such.

  2. Avatar Gugagodfrey January 13th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Lol! they passed with them up to Bardhere.. I thought kenyan military are close to Barthere lol. How did they pass the military?.
    This is a big embarassement for kenyan military. They should go back to drawing table.

    1. Avatar Sorgumbarley January 13th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

      Gugagodfrey… there’s nothing to lol (laugh out loud) for. 

  3. Avatar Anonymous January 13th, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    I piss on Shabaab

  4. Avatar Gowon January 13th, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Satan and his’ demons desires holiness, but they are so evil that they call their darkness light!
    The end of Islam is at hand that is while we are seeing so much evil from Muslims.

  5. Avatar EMIRGUNGHO January 13th, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Is this the best the so called ‘baby fighters’ can afford to do!.Why not kidnap the real enemy.If it is civilians,KDF can annex the whole of somalia within minutes.Oh sheikh######,you may not believe this but this fosters the believe that you  and your baby followers are  COWARDS  who have no guts of facing any enemy except the feeble somalis that you’ve enslaved for decades.But believe me you,a special bullet is awaiting you when your judgement day finally comes;it will be sooner than you can imagine in YOUR WILDEST SYCOPHANCY AND FANATICISM.

    1. Avatar Imtixaan January 13th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

      You can reach Kismayo How and you can secure your country let alone capture whole Somalia. What are you Smoking Monkey?

      1. Avatar Imtixaan January 13th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

        You can’t reach Kismayo or Secure your country let alone capture whole Somalia. What are you smoking monkey?

    2. Avatar Somali Nationalist January 15th, 2012 at 12:24 am

      It has been 4 months you monkey..and you cant get passed 100km..Kenya itself belongs to us and we will take it. Nairobi is ours, Mombasa is are nothing but monkeys put in their by the British..Al-shabab appointed a president for the Islamic state of Kenya last week and they will start their liberation war real soon..And what r u smoking monkey..Jogoraa…Annex Somalia hahahah..c’mon..please…Al-shabab just kidnapped kenyan government officials and police officers inside their own base deep inside kenya…when thousands of your monkey troops are in our soil..on the other side..with their heavy weapons and tanks..Al-shabab was able to send 50 men to capture them along with kenyan military trucks and weapons and bring it back to Baardheere town in Gedo region safely by passing through the kenyan frontlone..hahahah GOD IS GREAT..face it children…you are fighting real fighters..the same fighters America itself is afraid of…

  6. Avatar faith January 13th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    some muslims people make me wonder! where is the brain of this people,or for some reasons this guys are created without common sense,there are not even thinking about millions of somalias people who are leaving in our country,how many kenyans who leave in somalia??/Abundacting a few kenyans and put them on a pickup  in the street in somalia,what  about there people in Isilii???  

    1. Avatar Somali Nationalist January 15th, 2012 at 12:30 am

      The people in Isli are not soldiers or fighters..or ministers..they are civilians..and the people abducted by Al-shabab were at war with Al-shabab..theres a difference..Al-shabad did not abduct civilians..and if you try to hurt those somaliz in Isli..not only will you lose the millions of dollars they bring into kenya every month  but also start a ethnic war…and all of the somali people will be at war with you..cos those somaliz are not Al-shabab but belong to all the tribes in Somalia including Somaliland and , Djibouti…then you will be giving us kenya easily to us..i mean is that what you want..

  7. Avatar Uhmara January 13th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Chanting “God is great” Seriously….What The FFFuck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

    Don’t use God’s name in vain you fucking worthless CUNTS………………………………..

  8. Avatar Kenya January 14th, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Soon n very soon u (al shabaab) will be finished. Infact al shabaab is a batch of very few but very greedy individuals who brain wash others by denying them education and teaching them to be radicals through Islam to ensure there ideas are parmanently and easily implanted in those minds of the uneducated.That way they become very rich “Mujahedens”.Unfortunately your days are now over. Peace and rule of law must return to Somalia this time round.N if u think we are cowed by loosing men in battle think again cos for every one we loose, be it a civilian,KDF or Kenya police, be prepared to loose 100 n that, I promise u.GOD IS GREAT


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