Thursday, August 26, 2010

Making Your Own Cleaning Solutions

While you’re working through those bills here is a great money saving tip: Making your own cleaning solutions at home. Most cleaning supplies can be costly and can also contain harsh chemicals that can be dangerous for little ones and animals. (Always test cleaners or new ideas to small less trafficked areas). So here are a few to get you started:


Carpet Freshener: All you have to do is use good ole baking soda. Sprinkle the baking soda directly onto your dry carpet and let it sit for about 15 minutes before vacuuming.

Glass Cleaner: Mix all ingredients into spray bottle and switch out that windex
  • 1 part water
  • 1 part vinegar
  • 1 part alcohol
Drain Clearing Solution: Pour all ingredients into drain and let sit 5-10 minutes then run hot water. (This can be repeated if needed).
  • 1 ½ cups vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of baking soda
This mix can also be used as toilet bowl cleaner: Pour vinegar into toilet bowl let stand about 20 minutes then pour baking soda over scrub brush and clean.
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • ½ cup baking soda
I will randomly be posting other at home cleaning recipes so keep checking back :)

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  2. Hey you left out laundry soap! We bachelor types hate laundry and this one in particular hates the commercial stuff due the harshness of it. So, here's a quick recipe for some:

    one bar of laundry soap in bar form; one cup of Arm and Hammer laundry soap; one cup of Borax; one cup of baking soda. Dump that all into your food processor and mix it up real good. Two or three tablespoons is all you need.

    Make sure you use laundry BAR and not laundry soap, there is a difference.

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  3. I did leave out laundry soap because I haven't tried to make it before. I've always stuck to making our own cleaning solutions, but this I will be trying. Thank you!

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