Tuesday, April 23, 2013

make your own: household cleaners


there are only 5 cleaners you will ever really need ever again. i use all 5 of these to clean my house and love them. i don't want to get into all the details, but 2 weeks ago i did a MAJOR spring cleaning of my house from one end to the other and i only used these 5 products the whole way. my house is THE cleanest it has ever been. not just because of these products but because i spent a lot of time working on our home for one solid week.

again, i ONLY used these 5 products i will share with you today! 

kitchen cleaner
  • 12 oz. vinegar 
  • 12 oz. dawn liquid dish soap

combine ingredients and pour into a spray bottle.

i use this product everywhere in my kitchen. on the counters, on our tables, on the backsplash, on the stove top... everywhere! it cuts through grease like nobody's business and makes everything shine! 

all-purpose cleaner 
  • 5 oz. rubbing alcohol
  • 3 oz. white vinegar
  • 1 tsp. liquid laundry detergent (without added bleach)
  • 1 tsp. white ammonia

combine all ingredients in a spray bottle and then fill the rest of the bottle to the top with water. 

i use this product in my bathroom the most, as well as on my bathroom and kitchen floors. it does a great job getting out all those nasty urine smells that tend to linger around toilets!  

baking sodayellow

baking soda cleaner

mix water with baking soda in a container until you get a paste. amounts depend on how large of an area you have to clean. 

i use this all over the house, but my two favorite places to use it are in the shower to get soap scum off and on my stove. it cuts burned on food from my flat top range with no problems. i even cleaned underneath my range hood recently and it now looks brand new. i usually use the baking soda cleaner in conjunction with my other cleaners, but another great use for this is to remove marks from walls. think of it as a cheaper version of those mr. clean magic erasers!

bleach cleaner
  • 2-3 oz. bleach

pour into a spray bottle and fill the rest of the bottle to the top with water.  

everyone needs a bleach cleaner. i mostly use this in areas with grout to make it bright white. DO NOT use this product with the other cleaners unless you have rinsed thoroughly. those other products contain ammonia and you DO NOT mix bleach with ammonia. EVEN dawn dish liquid contains ammonia and you DO NOT mix it with bleach! 

window cleaner
  • 1 oz. white ammonia
  • 4 oz. rubbing alcohol
  • 1 tsp liquid laundry detergent (without added bleach)

combine in a spray bottle and fill the rest of the bottle to the top with water.   

this stuff is amazing! it's streak free and cuts right through all those finger prints that collect on our doors and windows! 

hope you love these products as much as i do! let me know if you try them out!

time for me to go refill my bottles now!  

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