DIY Cleaning Made Easy
DIY Cleaning Made Easy
Do you like cleaning as much as I do? Honestly I like have a very clean house, I try to keep my house clean on a regular basis but, I seem to struggle with it. One thing that I think makes it easier for me is having all the cleaning products on hand. That is why I am going to share some of my favorite, “DIY Cleaning Made Easy.”
One of the greatest things that I have discovered is the household products that you have in your home already. The usefulness of products like Peroxide, Vinegar, and Baking Soda for cleaning your home, even washing your clothing.
- Some facts about what a miraculous cleaning hydrogen peroxide is, it is safe, readily available, it’s cheap and it for sure Works!!!
- Vinegar has some very positive cleaning attributes, it cleans almost as well as most all-purpose household cleaners.
- Mixing a solution of equal parts water and vinegar is a great cleaning product throughout your home. Vinegar is a great disinfectant and deordorizer.
- Cleaning with baking soda is so amazing, it is one of the most versatile cleaners, it can be used to scrub surfaces just like the commercial abrasive cleaners that cost a whole lot more then a small box or even a large box of baking soda. Baking Soda also is a great deodorizer.
- Lemon juice is a wonderful natural cleaning product for the home. It is great on dissolving scum and hard water deposits and for shinning up brass and copper. Mixing lemon juice with vinegar or baking soda to make a cleaning paste. I actually use the lemon juice with vinegar and baking soda to shine up my stainless steel kitchen sink.
These 4 household products I mentioned have so many more uses then I have mentioned, I want to share a few of the cleaning mixes I use on a regular basis, they will make your house sparkle and with such a small cost, who doesn’t like to save money? So let’s take a look at my “DIY Cleaning Made Easy” solutions.
Kitchen Floor Cleaner
Using Hydrogen Peroxide for cleaning my linoleum floors, they get to looking a little dingy and at the same time really cleans the ground in dirt off of my linoleum.
- Combine half a cup of hydrogen peroxide with one gallon of hot water, then go to town on your flooring. I sometimes add essential oils, lemon or citrus to give me a good smelling scent in my kitchen.
Lemon Scented Dusting Spray
I have always bought my dusting spray, most of the time Pledge, but I found I was having to dust almost everyday and so I thought I would try my own dusting spray, after searching online I found this mixture and I can tell you that I am very very pleased with it, it doesn’t attract dust like it seemed the other commercial products were doing. So get yourself a plastic spray bottle and mix up your own dusting spray.
- 1 Cup of distilled water
- 1/4 Cup vinegar
- 2 tsp. of olive oil (shines & protects wood)
- 10-15 drops of Lemon essential oil
One of my other favorites, we have a 4 year old Labrador who my husband bathes in the our tube, I am sure there is a lot of dog hair that manages to make it’s way down the drain and clogs it. I use this solution once every couple of months and really clears up that sluggish drain.
- 1 Cup baking soda
- 1 Cup vinegar
- 4 Cups Boiling Water
- Make sure there is no water in the tub or sink, pull out any drain plugs or stoppers, or those little tub strainers with the holes in them.
- Pour the boiling water down the drain, pour the soda down the drain and once that is all in pour the vinegar in the drain, it will foam up but that is good, cover the drain and let it sit for 30 minutes or longer if you like.
Last year we put in vinyl plank flooring in our Dining Room, could not deal with carpet in the Dining Room any longer! The cleaning products that the company suggested to use on their flooring was extremely high priced, so once again I found my own, “DIY Cleaning Made Easy” solution.
Vinyl Floor Cleaner
- 3 tsps of dish soap
- Hot water
- A squirt of alcohol
- Squirt dish soap into bucket with hot water and squirt a little alcohol into the bucket and mop away. One thing with vinyl flooring is you want to mop going the lengthwise direction of the planks. If you need a little deeper cleaning, add 1 cup of vinegar to the bucket.
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Come back soon and check out my post on DIY Laundry Soap! Let me know how you liked this post and what homemade cleaners you have used!! See You Soon!