|The kitchen spray that changed my life|
Did I tell you the story about the day kitchen spray changed my life? Well, you see, one evening a couple of years ago now, we ran out of kitchen bench spray. As per my usual style I ran (read drove my gas guzzling truck) down to the shops to pick up this single item. I was surpised how easy it was to get a park and off I sauntered into Coles to buy said kitchen spray on my credit card. Coles was shut - it was a public holiday and thus all the shops were shut.
|The white butter cow snuggling up to the weighted baking beads|
who is sharing secrets with the Indian tea canister
Annoyed, I drove back home and had an immature rant about shops being shut on public holidays to anyone caring to listen. Still miffed I jumped on the 'interwebs' and idly searched the ingredients of kitchen spray. This was more out of boredom and annoyance than really being interested. This simple act was the small action that became the turning point that changed my life - there on my screen was literally hundreds of sites showing how to easily, cheaply, frugally, thriftily make your own kitchen spray! Who knew?! Not me, that was for sure. Of course all these sites were varying versions of the simple living movement that is a steadily growing community world wide - I was transfixed. My current (then) life with its stupid fiscal habits, wastefulness, buy and throw-out, consumerist addiction and thinly veiled greed was instantly under the spotlight. I converted then and there in that very moment as the bigger implicit realisations rolled over me like a wave of wisdom.
There is more to this story obviously but that will suffice for the time being.
Since then I have experimented with many version of DIY kitchen spray and I like the following one for ease, aroma, thriftiness and versatility the best:
|Three simple ingredients ready to go|
DIY KITCHEN SPRAY
1 x teaspoon of washing soda (not bicarb soda)
1 x dessertspoon of washing up detergent (any brand you have on hand)
750 mls of warm water
Combine all till dissolved and decant into an empty spray bottle - probably the one that had the store-bought version in it as the spray triggers on these last for ages.
I have experimented with vinegar based sprays and whilst really effective cleaners, they actually quickly seize up the spray trigger mechanism of your spray bottle - hence my preference for this recipe instead.
|Go on - give it a whirl. Four cents worth!|
DO THE MATH
Normal kitchen spray will cost you approx $3.50 a pop.
DIY kitchen spray will only cost you 4 cents to make.
We would use one spray bottle a week due to all the people living at our house.
Annually we therefore would have spent $187.00 just on kitchen spray.
Now we only spend $2.08 in total per year using this DIY kitchen spray.
That is an annual saving of $184.92
Lean in folks - give this super simple DIY kitchen spray a shot.
Take care and stay nice folks.