Okay, so lets face it... as wives and mothers, we are constantly in the war against germs. They give us the sniffles, possibly a fever and maybe even a sore throat or two. Not to mention, infection in a scraped knee or a red and swollen (a.k.a. infected) cut finger. So, what are we going to do about it?
That's right... disinfect.
Traditionally, we have kitchen cleaners to prevent the spread of germs in our food areas and we have our medicine cabinets to prevent infections in open wounds. Okay, besides avoiding the spread of germs, what do these two things have in common?
Rubbing alcohol. Seriously.
Rubbing alcohol is wonderful... its cheap, it prevents infection and it makes the best kitchen (and window!) cleaner.
Okay, go buy some rubbing alcohol... I prefer the 91% kind, but 70% works just fine. If you don't have an old one from over-priced commercial cleaners, buy a spray bottle while you're at it (you can find them in the household cleaners aisle). Now, go to your kitchen. Pull out your 1 cup measuring cup (or, if you have a 2 cup or more spouted measuring cup, mix ingredients in here and then transfer to the spray bottle once complete). Measure out 1 cup of rubbing alcohol. Pour into the spray bottle. Measure out one cup water. Pour into the spray bottle. Grab your white vinegar and a 1 Tablespoon measuring spoon. Measure out 1T white vinegar and pour into the spray bottle. If you happen to have some essential oils on hand (I like lavender and eucalyptus - these also happen to be great germ killing oils ) dump a few drops into the mix to make it smell good. Attach spray nozzle.
You have now made the most cost efficient, and the best germ killing kitchen cleaner around. It also works great when sprayed directly on small, open wounds. And, it will make glass cleaner than any you've ever seen. :)