Easy 3 Ingredient Simple Floor Cleaner


Just recently I had a reader ask what I use to clean my floors.  I don’t think I have ever shared that on the blog ~ I have shared everything else I use… homemade laundry soap, DIY cleaner, and more… The shelves in all of the grocery stores are SO full of products … quite […]

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Make a Cinnamon Orange Air Freshener


 Every year when October rolls around, you can smell that strong scent of cinnamon when you walk into JoAnn, Michaels, Hobby Lobby .. or even the regular grocery store. I have no idea what they use, I thought for a while it was Pine Cones, but I’m never completely sure that is exactly what it […]

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How to Make your Own Laundry Detergent


Have you ever thought of making your own laundry Soap?    We don’t buy commercial detergent and have been making our own for several years. It works GREAT – and it costs much less.  We made some back in July and we FINALLY ran out last night.. today we need to make some more! We […]

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Homemade Peppermint Lip Balm {Great Holiday Gift Idea}

Peppermint Lip Balm

  If you have plans to gift this Christmas, it’s not too early to get started ~ our wheels are turning and we have already started putting together our ideas, and making our list of what we want to gift this year. We usually do gift baskets, and we are doing that this year too.. […]

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Easy 2-Ingredient Shower Cleaner {Dawn + Vinegar}


Need a GOOD and EFFECTIVE shower cleaner? We have one and it requires only TWO ingredients. This stuff works beter than ANYTHING else. Grab Vinegar, and Blue Dawn Dish Soap, and give this a whirl: 10 oz. Blue Dawn Dish Soap (we use the Blue or Green) 12 oz. Vinegar – warmed in the microwave OR […]

Homemade Drain Cleaner & Declogger Recipe


Many of you, including myself, constantly battle clogged drains.   We cleaned our drains this morning (well not really “We” it was all ME who took care of it!) My daughter and I have VERY long hair, so we battle with clogged drains. We KNOW we aren’t supposed to put our hair DOWN the drain […]

DIY Natural Bleach Alternative


  Do you have Hydrogen Peroxide at home? We have a TON of it. Over 2 years ago acquired quite a large amount at Walgreens when I needed a filler to use my register rewards. I knew I could use it, so another bottle wasn’t a huge deal.   Two years and 20,000 bottles later (kidding.. […]

How To Make your Own Weed Killer

Home Improvement

Chances are .. if you are in Phoenix, you experienced the rains we had this past weekend. Over the next few weeks I can only imagine the weeds that will pop up into our yards… You can tackle those with your own weed killer – using a combination of ingredients you have in your cabinet.  […]

Homemade Lip Chap Recipe {with Essential Oils}

Homemade Lip Chap Recipe

  There was a point in time many many months ago that we were able to score Carmex for FREE at Fry’s – with the end of double coupons, free Carmex went to Carmex you had to pay for. Fortunately, Lip Chap is REALLY easy to make yourself – it’s very cost effective, and it […]

The Many Uses of Castile Soap {+ Make Liquid Castile Soap from Bars}

Uses for Castile Soap

Do you use Castile Soap? We use it in our house for many things  – mostly for body wash for the kids and for washing our hair.. so when we run out or run LOW it makes me panic.  A little bit goes a LONG way. Dr. Bronner’s is a popular variety of Castile Soap and […]

How to Make Your Own Glass Spray Bottle

I’m in LOVE with glass spray bottles. I completely despise plastic bottles…and so every opportunity we can get our hands on cheap or FREE plastic bottles I will dump out the contents and use for making glass. It’s a great way to make your own cleaners – and if you use Essential Oils (not the […]

Easy Tips for Cleaning Baseboards with Dryer Sheets

Easy Tips for Cleaning Baseboards ~ TheCentsAbleShoppin.com

How often do you clean your baseboards?   It’s important to remember to clean them OFTEN otherwise they will build up with dust – you usually don’t notice until you are bent down on the floor picking up toys… and realize your baseboards are more than due for some attention. If you have a big house, […]

Homemade Lemon Bar Soap {Great Mother’s Day Gift Idea}

Homemade Lemon Bar Soap

If you have been following my site this year, you’ll know how much I love Essential Oils. And what better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than gift homemade soap to my mother and sister in law. For this recipe I used Goat’s Milk Soap Base, it makes it an incredibly easy way to make soap […]

How to Clean your Dishwasher | 5 Simple Steps


Lemonade Kool Aid is super yummy – it’s even better when you can use it for household tasks too – it makes it a double duty item. This week Kool Aid Packets are $.20 at Safeway – pick up a few and set them aside, you can use them to clean your dishwasher this week. […]

Hydrogen Peroxide | 20 Popular Household Uses {with Printable}


Do you have a lot of Hydrogen Peroxide? If you shop at CVS this week it is a GREAT price – check the CVS Matchups to see the deal. To encourage you to use up any bottles you might have, we wanted to remind you that just a few months ago we put together a fun and […]