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Cleaning on a Budget

Angela Coffman shares her homemade cleaning recipes guaranteed to save you money Read Transcript


FIRST IS ALMOST $100,000 IN

DEBT, NOW DEBT FREE.

FIRST OF ALL, WHAT DID YOU DO?

WE STARTED OUT BY SLASHING

HOUSE HOLD EXPENSES THEN SOLD

EVERYTHING THAT WASN'T NAILED

DOWN.

KRISTI: SOME OF THE THINGS

SUCH AS?

WE CUT GROCERIES.

ANOTHER THING WAS HOUSE HOLD

CLEANING ITEMS.

WE WERE ABLE TO MAKE A LOT OF

THE SAME THINGS AT HOME FOR

PENNIES.

KRISTI: WE HAVE GREAT

EXAMPLES.

I HAVE MY CHEAT SHEETS.

CLOROX, IT WOULD RETAIL $4,

$3.99, YOU ARE SAYING ONLY

PENNIES.

THIS COST ABOUT $.60, TWO

CUPS OF WATER, WARM WATER,

EVERYTHING DISSOLVES BETTER.

TWO TEA SPOONS OF BOAROX, 1/4 OF

WHITE VINEGAR AND LIQUID CASCADE

SOAP.

AND A LITTLE BIT OF COLOR.

KRISTI: IF THINGS ARE BLUE,

IT MAKES IT LOOK LIKE IT IS

REAL.

LITTLE SHAKE AND GOOD TO GO.

WITH THAT YOU CAN CLEAN WHAT?

COUNTER TOPS, ANY HARD

SURFACE.

KRISTI: I SEE YOU ARE WITH

CHILD.

THAT WAS ONE OF YOUR MOTIVATIONS

FOR WHY YOU CAME UP WITH THESE

IDEAS.

IT WAS, THIS IS OUR SIXTH

BABY.

I NEED HELP AND MY CHILDREN ARE

EAGER WORKERS AND I WANTED

PRODUCTS THIS IS ALL ORGANIC AND

SAFE.

ALL OF OUR PRODUCTS ARE.

KRISTI: I LOVE THE FACT THAT

YOU ARE MAKING YOUR KIDS CLEAN,

GOD BLESS YOU, SISTER.

A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T DO

WINDOWS.

THE MOMS IN THIS AUDIENCE DO.

WHAT MAKES WINDOWS NOT COST $4?

THIS IS LESS THAN A PENNY.

FOUR CUPS OF WATER.

KRISTI: THIS IS LESS THAN A

PENNY.

YOU HAVE TO BUY THE WHOLE

BOTTLE OF JOY.

YOU CAN USE IT OVER AND OVER

AGAIN.

THIS WILL LAST A LIFETIME.

KRISTI: DOES IT HAVE TO BE

JOY?

IT WORKS THE BEST.

THELESS YOU HAVE IS BETTER.

TOO MUCH WILL CAUSE STREAKING.

I AM USED TO MY WINDOW CLEANER

BEING BLUE.

WE'LL ADD BLUE.

KRISTI: GOOD TO KNOW.

SHAKE IT AND THEN YOU HAVE IT.

THEN IT IS GOOD TO GO.

KRISTI: ANGELA, DISHWASHER

DETERGENT?

THAT CAN COST BIG MONEY?

IT CAN.

KRISTI: WHAT CAN WE DO?

ONE CUP OF PLAIN TABLE SALT,

TWO CUPS OF BOROX AND TWO CUPS

OF REGULAR HOUSE HOLD BAKES

SODA.

KRISTI: HOW MUCH DO YOU NEED?

TWO TABLESPOONS IN DISPENSER

AND PLAIN WHITE VINEGAR FOR SPOT

FREE.

KRISTI: I WAS GOING TO ASK

YOU ABOUT SPOTS.

VINEGAR HELPS.

DEPENDS ON YOUR WATER.

KRISTI: GOOD TO KNOW.

LET'S TALK ABOUT PLEDGE, FOR

EXAMPLE, YOU HAVE AN EXAMPLE HOW

WE COULD TAKE THE COST FROM $4,

$5 TO $.04.

YOU TELL ME AND I'LL DO THIS.

TWO CUPS OF WATER.

ONE CUP OF WHITE VINEGAR.

I LIKE TO ADD ESSENTIAL OIL FOR

SENT.

USUALLY YOU HAVE A LEMONY SCENT.

THIS IS GRAPEFRUIT AND A WOOD

CONDITIONER AT THE SAME TIME.

IF YOU HAVE DRY WOOD, YOU CAN

ADD A TEASPOON OF OLIVE OIL.

KRISTI: THAT SMELLS

DELICIOUS.

I NOTICE WE USED A LOT OF

VINEGAR.

THAT IS MY NO. 1 CHALLENGE, I

HATE THE SMELL OF VINEGAR.

USUALLY THE VINEGAR SMELL

GOES AWAY AND YOU CAN COVER IT

WITH ESSENTIAL OILS.

KRISTI: ALL RIGHT.

PLEDGE.

FABULOUS.

LOOK AT ME CLEANING.

IT IS DOCUMENTED.

I CLEANED.

ALL RIGHT.

[LAUGHTER].

KRISTI: WHAT IS NEXT?

WE HAVE SOFT SCRUB.

MY GOODNESS, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT

COMES TO CLEANING TUBS AND

SHOWERS.

WHAT ALTERNATIVE DO YOU HAVE

YOU CAN MIX IT UP AS YOU NEED

IT.

TWO PARTS OF BAKING SODA.

RIGHT NOW WE HAVE HALF A CUP TO

ONE PART OF REGULAR DISH SOAP.

THAT IS A FOURTH OF A CUP.

MIX IT UP UNTIL IT LOOKS LIKE

FROSTING.

KRISTI: REALLY?

YOU CAN USE IT ON DISHES OR

EVEN YOUR OVEN.

KRISTI: IT LOOKS LIKE

FROSTING.

YES, DON'T EAT IT.

KRISTI: I LOVE THAT.

THAT CLEANS, TOO.

I COULD PUT THAT RIGHT THERE.

I COULD SCRUB.

LOOK AT THAT H. YOU SEE THAT

SHINE?

IS THAT BAD.

[LAUGHTER].

LOOK AT THE NEXT THING.

I BRIEFLY MENTIONED SHOWERS.

BEST WAY TO CLEAN SHOWERS WOULD

BE WITH TUB AND SHOWER CLEANER,

NOT NECESSARILY SOFT SCRUB.

IF YOU PREFER A SPRAY, WE ARE

BACK TO VINEGAR.

LESS VINEGAR.

VINEGAR WILL DISSOLVE HARD WATER

DEPOSITS, TWO CUPS OF WATER TO

ONE-FOURTH OF A CUP OF VINEGAR.

KRISTI: DOES IT

MATTER

WHAT

KIND OF

VINEGAR?

APPLE CIDER?

I LIKE TO SOAK MY VINEGAR IN

ORANGE PEELS.

KRISTI: YOU ARE SO EARTHY.

I LOVE THAT.

THIS IS RED FOOD COLORING SO

YOU CAN REMEMBER IT IS NOT

WATER.

KRISTI: I LOVE THAT.

YOU CAN

ADD

ESSENTIAL

OIL,

TOO, PEPPERMINT IS NICE.

KRISTI:

I HAVE

A WHITE

TILED

SHOWER.

IT IS HARD TO CLEAN.

CAN ASPRAY A LITTLE THERE AND DO

THIS ON THE BOTTOM PART?

ABSOLUTELY.

KRISTI: ANGELA, GREAT, GREAT

IDEAS.

IF YOU WANT TO MAKE YOUR OWN

HOUSE HOLD CLEANERS, HEAD OVER

TO OUR WEBSITE, WE HAVE A FREE

FACT SHEET, GO TO CBN.COM.

ANGELA ALSO HAS AN E-BOOK CALLED

GROCERY SHRINK.

THAT IS AVAILABLE ON OUR

WEBSITE, YOU CAN CHECK THIS

INFORMATION AND GREAT RECIPES.

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