I had to share this with all you other frugal readers out there! I LOVE this! I am so doing this once we get moved! DIY wipes of all sorts!!
Enjoy! Let me know how these work for you if you decide to try it!
I just had to share with you what I made for my daughter today before I head out for my 3 mile walk with my sister. You know how some businesses give customers reward punch cards. (Like buy 10 large coffees, get the 11th free.) Well, I made one of those for my daughter…except, her’s is a chore card. Each time she does extra chores, she gets a punch. Once she gets 13 punches on her card she gets a free prize. Her typical daily chores are to keep her room clean, make sure all dirty clothes are put in her hamper, make her bed, and to keep her stuff picked up around the house. So anytime that she helps unload the dishwasher, or dusts, or sweeps, etc. she will get a punch on her chore card.
So I know what you are thinking now…what are the prizes? Prizes are small and random. It will be anything from a small toy I have in a special stash I keep, a trip to get an ice cream cone or an icee, or maybe a quarter or two for her piggy bank, a trip to the park, a spa day (at home) instead of school work, or maybe to play a board game instead of napping for a day. It can…and will (for us) be random small things and gestures. This is just a tangible way for us to show her how much we appreciate her hard work, and a way to teach her that when you work hard in life you are rewarded/capable of doing and getting things you want. We try to emphasize the difference between wants and needs. In our home we focus on getting what we need, and then if we can we get what we want. If we can’t get what we want, we find a way to work to get it.
How does your family deal with chores? Do you offer rewards, payment, etc?
The results are in! I made the febreeze, and it is awesome! Works great! I give it 10 out of 10 and totally recommend you try it. I also made the tub cleaner, and I would give it an 8 out of 10. It does work, but I didn’t find it to work any better than the other products I’ve used (i.e. homemade soft scrub, bleach, etc.). Now, you do have to keep in mind that we have really OLD tubs that just don’t look good. The product works great on the day-to-day dirt that builds up over the week. Another thing I wasn’t thrilled about was the smell. Ick! If you try this, I do NOT suggest using apple scented Dawn…I am still smelling that!
I hope my little version of pin testing helps you in your future cleaning endeavors! Keep a look out for my next pin test.
God Bless and Have a Great Weekend!!
I decided to try a few pins I found. The first one is for a tub cleaner. If you go to the link, you will find where I picked up this pin. This lady tried this 1/2 vinegar and 1/2 dawn spray on her tub, and you can clearly see it worked. I’m going to try it out on my tubs, which are really old and were in yucky shape when we moved in. My tubs have never looked clean…we clean them, but it just never looks like it. So hopefully this works for us!
Here is one for homemade febreeze! I will be trying this one today as well!
I’ll report back later with results!
Have a blessed Friday!
P.S. – Don’t forget to pray for your husband!