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Plop Plop, Fizz Fizz: Clean with Alka-Seltzer

3/28/2011 12:00:00 AM

Tags: green cleaning, natural cleaning, homemade cleaners, cleaning, Alka-Seltzer, drains, toilets

Robyn Griggs Lawrence thumbnailI keep my arsenal of cleaning products very simple; baking soda and vinegar can get just about everything in my house sparkling and germ-free. For a little extra fizz, this week I’m playing around with a cleaning agent I never would have considered: Alka-Seltzer. According to MedicalForYou.com, the fizzy acid indigestion medicine has myriad uses around the house. Here are a few:

Clean a toilet: Drop in 2 tablets, wait 20 minutes, brush and flush.

Clean a vase. Fill with water and drop in 2 tablets.

Polish jewelry: Drop 2 tablets into a glass of water and immerse the jewelry for 2 minutes.

Clean a thermos bottle: Fill the bottle with water, drop in 4 tablets, and let soak for an hour.

Unclog a drain: Clear the sink drain by dropping 3 tablets down the drain followed by a cup of white vinegar. Wait a few minutes, then run hot water. 

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