It's Autumn, can't believe it's Autumn already, the seasons always seem to pass so quickly. And it really does feel like Autumn all of a sudden, I'm noticing yellow leaves dropping, and the evening temperatures have all of a sudden dropped too.
I've been doing a bit of Autumn cleaning - instead of Spring cleaning, I know, I'm upside down. But I've been inspired by this new homemade spray cleaner I have discovered. My wonderful friend Carla (Hi Carla ;) gave me this recipe, and really, you have to try it, it really is brilliant. You know that nasty sticky dust that seems to settle itself up high in the kitchen, on fridge tops and things? Spray, and wipe, I'm telling you, it just wipes right off.
So today I've just been going crazy with my little trigger bottle and spraying everything - cupboards, windows, appliances, skirting boards, walls, ceilings. Spraying and wiping. Spraying and wiping. And Isla has been helping too because not only does this stuff work but it's kid friendly too, and friendly on sensitive hands, and it's cheap - yip, it's just got everything going for it. So now after all that, you realy want the recipe right.
:: Homemade spray cleaner ::
To use on everything
- 500 ml spray bottle
- 1 tsp dish liquid
- 1 Tbsp vinegar
- 4 or 5 drops of tea tree oil (tea tree is antiseptic)
- Optional - other essential oils for scent (next time I'm going to add lavendar oil)
Put everything into your spray bottle and then top up with water. And go for it! I know it seems so simple, but don't be skeptical, just give it a try, you won't regret it.
And while we're on the subject of cleaning, I must share with you my love of knitted cotton dishcloths. Yip I love them, I've converted mum to them too, it's all we use. I have a lovely lady I 'met' online who knits them for us, but I've also bought some off Trade Me, and I'm sure you'd be able to find them on Etsy too. Or, if you're the knitting kind, there are plenty of patterns to be found out there on the internet to knit your own.
Or you could try this super easy pattern which I've had jotted down on a scrap of paper and been meaning to try.
:: Cotton knitted dishcloth ::
(sorry can't remember where I got this pattern from)
- 50g ball worsted weight cotton yarn.
- 6 1/2 mm needles
Cast on 25 stitches.
Work 36 rows in garter stitch (knit every row).