Dye Your Easter Eggs Then SPRING CLEAN the House!


This is so fun, I just had to share! Did you know you can color your Easter eggs with Koolaid?

dye your easter eggs then spring clean the house

That’s right, at a cost of about 25 cents per packet you can dye your Easter Eggs AND tackle some of your Spring Cleaning!
  • dye your easter eggs then spring clean the house
Use Kool-Aid packets (the no sugar version) to dye your Easter Eggs:
Mix one packet into 2/3 of a cup of cool water, 1 Tablespoon Vinegar and stir until dissolved.
THEN use the leftover liquid to SPRING CLEAN!
  • dye your easter eggs then spring clean the house
It doesn’t matter what color- they all work just fine because of the citric acid!
  • dye your easter eggs then spring clean the house, CLICK TO ENLARGE TO SEE BEFORE TO AFTER

    CLICK TO ENLARGE TO SEE BEFORE TO AFTER
Some Kool-Aid liquid goes in the empty washing machine (without clothing) to clean the inside and keep the smells away. I have the front load type so I pour it in at the fabric softener area since I get moldy discoloration there. If you have alot of discoloration make a paste (mentioned further down) and use a toothbrush to scrub at it.
You can also use some in the dishwasher- run it through a cycle with dishwasher detergent. Also dump some down the garbage disposal for a fresh smell!
  • dye your easter eggs then spring clean the house, CLICK TO ENLARGE TO SEE BEFORE TO AFTER

Some Kool-Aid liquid goes in the toilet- let it soak, scrub all around and flush! The longer it soaks, the better.
I have a really ancient icky toilet but it does make it look a lot better!
And no- it doesn’t stain because the toilet is a non-porous surface.
  • dye your easter eggs then spring clean the house
I make a paste with the Kool-Aid liquid and baking soda to loosen up the hard water deposits around the sink faucets and in the basin.
It doesn’t stain because the metal faucets and porcelain sink are non-porous surfaces.
  • dye your easter eggs then spring clean the house, CLICK TO ENLARGE TO SEE BEFORE TO AFTER

    CLICK TO ENLARGE TO SEE BEFORE TO AFTER
I spread that Kool-Aid paste I made on the problem areas and let it sit awhile, then scrub. I love my Chinese Dragon faucet with the green oozing all about, lol. (I bought the faucet on Amazon 😉
If I have stains on my counter tops I use a bit to scrub the stain away but don’t let it set because some counter tops are a bit porous and could stain. Scrub and wipe clean.
I also put some into a spray bottle with liquid Dawn dish soap and additional water to spray clean the counters, the shower walls, etc. It will not stain non-porous surfaces!
You can even use it on windows!
And yes, dump the last of the Kool-Aid down the drains in the house to do some final cleaning!
Heads up from one of my sweet readers: “However, I read that some drums in washing machines (from aluminum?) React with citric acid and are oxidized. It’s getting dark. It is better to first try the reaction of the drum – apply a little bit with a brush and look. “
So…what did you think of the post?? Do you think you will try???
This post was written by kellyntony. You can see it here: https://www.hometalk.com/35632488/dye-your-easter-eggs-then-spring-clean-the-house?scid=5770962#c-5770962

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16 Comments

  1. Great idea! Thank you! I use citric acid to dissolve rust and descale. However, I read that some drums in washing machines (from aluminum?) React with citric acid and are oxidized. It’s getting dark. It is better to first try the reaction of the drum – apply a little bit with a brush and look.

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  2. My cousin had a hard water issue it clogged her dishwasher and bathtub jets. I don’t remember the quantity but the plumber told her to use Tang fill the tub with hot water add the tang turn on the jets for a bit shut it off let sit over night then turn the jets on again. same for the dish washer. I wonder if straight up citric acid would be cheaper. of course that won’t color the eggs. 😉

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    1. You can purchase citric acid through amazon but it’s around $8 or more. Fill a dishwasher-safe cup with vinegar.
      Place the cup on the top rack of empty dishwasher.
      Run the dishwasher on the hottest, longest cycle. This will sanitize and loosen food and soap scum.

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      1. I’ve done the vinegar thing, I also use vinegar in every load. it still looks grungy in there. maybe I just need a new one. Mine is about 18 years old. I looked up the citric acid on amazon. $15 for 5 pounds not bad. but I don’t can enough to need that much.

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