7 Inexpensive Homemade Cleaning Solutions
We all have to clean. But we don’t all have to spend entirely too much money on cleaning solutions that burn your eyes and your nose hairs. Instead, why not try making some of your own cleaning solutions, lessening the strain on your wallet and treating your home with the gentle touch of non-toxic and craft-friendly products. Today we’ve rounded up some great solutions for you to make, then try out around the house!
1. All-purpose cleaner.
Throw this together to have a “go-to” for almost any job. Mix 1/2 cup of vinegar, 1/4 cup of baking soda into 2 liters of water. Squeeze some lemon juice in for a fresh scent too!
2. Dish detergent.
Make this happen by combining:
– 2 cups washing soda
– 2 cups borax
– 25 drops grapefruit essential oil
This will make enough for 32 loads! Think of all the money you’ll save even if you have coupons.
3. Carpet stain remover.
It seems like we spend too much money on cleaners we don’t use that often. Instead of buying cleaner specifically for the carpet .. and only the carpet … try this instead. Pour white vinegar and water into a spray bottle (using equal parts), spray on the stain and let sit. Grab a sponge and clean!
4. Dish soap.
I’d rather spend my money on luxurious soap for my hands than soap for my dishes. We need them to be cleaned …. not pampered. Try this recipe to create your own dish soap that will make you around 16.5 oz.!
Personally, when I clean the bathroom and kitchen .. disinfecting is a must if I want things to feel clean. Try mixing 2 teaspoons of borax, 4 tablespoons of vinegar and 3 cups of hot water to create a solution that will make your home feel clean!
6. Toilet Bowl Cleaner.
This is such an easy way to get those toilet to sparkle. Follow this tutorial and in no time you’ll have fresh, clean toilets for you and all your guests! And yeah, it only costs 48 cents.
7. High-efficiency laundry detergent.
Most people now have HE washers, which means you can only use laundry detergents marked with the “he” sign. We all know they cost a bit more so using this recipe for homemade laundry detergent, friendly for he washers is a godsend! Follow the recipe here at All You, I know I will be!