DIY Cleaning Solutions for Your Home

Posted on March 5, 2018 by | Leave a comment

DIY cleaning solutions

Many store-bought cleaning solutions have toxins in them that are harmful to your family and pets.  A healthier cleaning solution is to make your own using simple ingredients from your pantry! These diy natural cleaning products are much safer to use, plus they are very low-cost and efficient for all your cleaning.

Here are five homemade cleaning products for your home:

DIY #1 Glass Cleaner

This DIY Glass Cleaner works as well as any store-bought one, but with less toxic ingredients.  It will not harm your mirrors, either.

Ingredients:

One tablespoon cornstarch

¼ cup white vinegar

¼ cup isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol

Two cups water

For scent – eight to ten drops essential oil of choice (optional)

 

Instructions:

Combine everything in a spray bottle. Then, shake it well. Test it out by spraying it onto a glass surface and wipe it clean. It is very important to mix it well to avoid streaking.

 

DIY #2 Laundry Stain Removers

This simple mixture of baking soda, salt, dish soap, and white vinegar will work on different stains especially those from red wine stain.

 

Ingredients:

⅔ cup of dish soap

⅔ cup white vinegar

Two tablespoons of salt

Six tablespoons baking soda

Two cups of warm water

 

Instructions:

Mix all ingredients in a spray bottle. Next, spray onto the stain. Let it rest for a bit. Then, launder as usual.  For Ink stains, just blot with water or rubbing alcohol to remove the ink and then launder as usual.

 

DIY #3 Drain Cleaner

Baking soda, vinegar, and hot water is a splendid combo for unclogging your drain. It’s eco-friendly and has no side effects.

 

Ingredients:

½ cup vinegar

One cup baking soda

One cup hot water

 

Instructions:

Pour boiling water down your drain and put baking soda. Let it sit for about a few minutes. Next, pour a combination of vinegar and hot water down on top of the baking soda. Then, cover with a drain plug (to keep the reaction below the drain surface) if you have one and let it sit for five to ten minutes.  Lastly, flush the mixture down with hot water.

 

DIY #4 All-purpose Surface Cleaner

A surface cleaner serves an all-purpose role in the home and can be used on many surfaces such as kitchen and bathroom cupboards, the inside of your freezer, kitchen and bathroom surfaces, and some appliances.

 

Ingredients:

One teaspoon Borax

½ teaspoon washing soda

One teaspoon Castile liquid soap

One tablespoon essential oil of choice (optional for scenting)

 

Instructions:

Place borax, washing soda and castile soap in a glass spray bottle. Next, add two cups of warm water. Then, add essential oils of choice for a lovely smell, but again this is optional. Afterward, cover the spray bottle and shake well. Use it as needed.

 

DIY #5 Carpet Stains Remover

Isn’t it annoying to get rid of tough stains on your beloved carpet? Don’t fret! We have a solution for that.

 

Ingredients:

For heavy duty stains:

¼ cup Borax

¼ cup salt

¼ cup vinegar

For minor stains:

¼ cup vinegar

1 cup of water

 

Instructions:

Any heavy duty stains can be removed with this mixture of borax, salt, and vinegar and rub the paste onto carpet then leave it for a few minutes. After that, you can vacuum. 

For minors stains, mix equal parts of vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Spray directly on stain, let it sit for a few minutes and clean with a brush or sponge using warm soapy water.

Cleaning the whole house is such a hefty task and looking for a house cleaning service that uses natural cleaning products is hard. However, there are some that use all natural cleaning products that are good for you and your family. Hire a professional house cleaning service now for a healthier home!

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