From the window to the sink of your home, everything can be cleaned with homemade cleaners. There’s no need to go purchase cleaners. Effective and cheap cleaners can be made with everyday products.
Here, we’ve prepared the ultimate guide to cleaning your home with homemade products!
Here, you’ll just need some baking soda and warm water. It can clean everything from kitchen appliances to your kitchen counter. To remove any spots from stainless steel, just make a paste of baking soda. Here, the measurement should be:
- 4 tablespoon baking soda
- 1 quart of warm water
Now, apply this paste on the spot and rub gently with a damp cloth. Rinse the place and buff dry it. That should remove the stain.
Not to mention, baking soda also works as a great deodorizer. You can simply pour some baking soda out of the box on your drain or garbage. It’ll remove the bad odors.
Want to make all your mirrors and windows sparkling? Then all you need is some vinegar, rubbing alcohol, and water. Just mix them all up and your cleaner should be ready. The exact measurements here are:
- ½ cup of cider or white vinegar
- ¼ cup of 70% rubbing alcohol
- 2 cups of water
Although, you should avoid cleaning the windows on a hot and sunny day. It’ll make the solution dry too fast. While cleaning mirrors, spray the solution on a soft cloth or paper towel before wiping.
You can also add one or two drops of essential oil for a nice fragrance.
Spilled some sauce on your white dress and got them stained? Stains on any clothes can be washed with some dishwater detergent and liquid chlorine bleach. Here, the measurements are:
- 1-gallon hot water
- 1 cup dishwater detergent (powdered)
- 1 cup liquid chlorine bleach
Make sure that the chlorine bleach isn’t ultra or concentrated. Also, the bowl used to mix these ingredients can’t be aluminum. Use a plastic, stainless steel, or enamel bowl. Soak the clothing in the solution for 15-20 minutes.
If the stain isn’t gone, soak it for a bit longer. Then, normally wash the cloth. The stain should be gone.
Over time your kitchen and oven can get greasy. This can also be cleaned with some sudsy ammonia and water. The sudsy ammonia contains detergent that can clean tough grime. Here, follow these measurements:
- ½ cup of sudsy ammonia
- 1 gallon of water
Mix them in a container. Dip a sponge into the solution and with it, wipe the greasy surface. If your oven racks or grill stands are particularly dirty, you can also soak them in the solution. Here, some extra ammonia will help.
Be sure not to clean aluminum surfaces with ammonia. It’ll cause pitting and darken the surface.
Lastly, there are all-purpose cleaners. They can remove hard water stains, trash cans, wall smudges and so much more. Here, you’ll need some baking soda, castile soap, lemon juice, and water. The measurements will be:
- ½ teaspoon of castile soap
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 2 cups water
Pour them into a spray bottle and shake them to mix well. You can also use vinegar but some appliance surfaces shouldn’t be cleaned with vinegar. Also, acidic cleaners shouldn’t be used on granites.
We hope now you can make all the basic cleaners you’ll need at home. Still, we’d like to mention one more thing. To remove rust stains you’ll need heavy-duty scrubs. Or, you can just use borax powder which is more effective compared to other cleaning agents. Thanks for staying with us till the end.