Your voice is so pretty. Vinegar is my first choice for all cleaning. I don't use fab softener ever, but do run my "clean washer" cycle with vinegar. I also ppur vinegar in my toilets, followed by a drop of lemon essential oil...or lemon juice if I have no oil, swish, let it sit, and flush. Much safer and cheaper than toilet bowl cleansers. Plus, we have a septic system, so we have to be careful about what we use. Bleach and fabric softeners are discouraged. The local septic service here is great about promoting environmentally friendly and inexpensive homemade cleaning ideas. However, there are times when I feel that bleach is necessary....mainly on our sheets, and kitchen counters. (They are white laminate, and stain easily.) Have a great week!
thank you so much for the kind words. I will try the lemon essential oil and vinegar.