Has it ever happened to you? After watching Marie Kondo’s Tidying Up on Netflix, you go on a random cleaning spree only to realize that you’ve run out of commercial cleaning products. Instead of doing a quick grocery run, did you know you can whip up a homemade cleaning solution using stuff you already have in your pantry?
In this blog, our house cleaning experts in Louisville share recipes for their favorite DIY homemade cleaners. Check them out!
Baking Soda and Vinegar Cleaning Solution
Create a natural kitchen cleaner and fresher by adding four tablespoons of baking soda into equal parts vinegar and warm water.
Here’s how to use baking soda as a homemade cleaner:
- Spray baking soda solution to clean and deodorize the kitchen countertop.
- Spray on the insides to pre-treat and deep clean your oven.
- Adjust the consistency by reducing water to create baking soda paste to clean and polish your stainless steel sink and faucet.
- Fill your garbage disposal with a cup of baking soda mixed with half a cup of vinegar, let it sit for a few minutes, and run the tap to eliminate funky odors.
Citrus-Flavored Home Cleaning Spray
Fill a spray bottle with one cup of white vinegar and water. Soak lemon or orange peelings and add sprigs of rosemary into your solution. Let it ferment for a week before using it. According to an article by Healthline, vinegar has mild acetic properties that make it effective for cleaning and disinfecting. On the other hand, the citrus peelings and herbs naturally give off a pleasant scent.
Here’s how where you can use this eco-friendly cleaner:
- Use it to get rid of hard water stains on glass shower enclosures, sinks, and bathroom or kitchen fixtures.
- Spray it to sanitize trash cans, chopping boards, stove, and countertops, except on granite, delicate stone, and stainless materials.
- Use it to remove scuff marks and dirt off your walls.
DIY Glass and Mirror Cleaner
Dilute half a cup of vinegar and ¼ cup of 70% isopropyl alcohol in two cups of water. Add two drops of lavender or eucalyptus essential oil, only optional. Spray it on surfaces with old newspapers or paper towels to buff it dry, and you’ll instantly have sparkling clean glass windows and mirrors.
Natural Rust and Stain Cleaner
Cut a lemon in half and sprinkle it with borax powder, which you can find online or in the detergent section at supermarkets. Use it to scrub rust-filled surfaces anywhere at home, except for marble and granite. Rinse with tap water and wipe with a cotton rag.
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