Making Your Own Cleaning Solutions

There's no better time than now to start making your own cleaning solutions at home. Most cleaning solutions can be costly and can contain harsh chemicals that can be dangerous for little ones and pets. Remember to always test new cleaners on a small less trafficked area to see how it is affected. 

DIY Cleaning Solutions:

Carpet Freshener: All this takes is some 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 an spray bottle and say goodbye to your Windex.
  • 1 part water
  • 1 part vinegar
  • 1 part alcohol
Drain Freshener Solution: Mix both ingredients and pour down drain. Next, pour 1 cup of heated vinegar in the drain (it will start to bubble). Cover with plug or tape. Wait 15 minutes and then run hot tap water down the drain for 30-60 seconds.
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 table salt.

Drain Cleaning Solution: Mix ingredients and pour down your drain. Follow immediately with a pot of boiling water. Let sit for one hour before rinsing with tap water.
  • 1/4 of Borax
  • 1/2 vinegar
  • 1/4 salt

Toilet Bowl Cleaner: Pour vinegar into toilet bowl let stand about 20 minutes. Then pour baking soda over your scrub brush and clean.
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • ½ cup baking soda
You can also add essential oils for added scent.

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