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5 Household Cleaners You Can Make For Pennies

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September 15, 2020

These household cleaners are simple, natural cleaning recipes that you can make at home. They end up costing just a fraction of what you would pay for the same thing at the grocery store. And, best of all, they use basic ingredients that you probably already have at home in your cupboards. Make a few today and see how well they work.

Window Cleaner: All you need is distilled white vinegar, water, a spray bottle, and some extra newspapers to have sparkling, streak-free windows in just a few minutes. Mix one quarter cup of distilled white vinegar with three quarters cup of tap water in a mixing bottle. Put the top on and shake gently to combine. Then, spray the window cleaning mixture on your windows or mirrors. Use a crumpled piece of newspaper to wipe it clean. Make sure that you use black and white newspaper, not the brightly colored sales inserts.

Counter Scrubber: If you’re looking for a soft counter scrubbing mixture, it’s very simple to make your own. All you need is a sponge, some baking soda, and a bit of water. Make a paste with the baking soda and the water. Then, use the sponge to gently clean your counters. Rinse the sponge and wipe the counters clean until the baking soda is gone.

Garbage Disposal Cleaner: No one likes stinky garbage disposals. And, you can easily clean your so that it’s odor-free. Just pour half a cup of baking soda down the garbage disposal. Then, add one cup of distilled white vinegar. Follow this with two cups of ice cubes. Finally, cut a lemon or lime in half and add them. Run your garbage disposal unit as you normally would to clear away odors.

Toilet Cleaner: If you want a less expensive way to clean your toilet bowl, here is one of the simplest ways to do it. You will need one quarter cup of baking soda, one cup of distilled white vinegar, and half a teaspoon of tea tree essential oil. Start by mixing the distilled white vinegar with the essential oil in a spray bottle. Then, sprinkle the baking soda into the toilet bowl. Spray the cleaning mixture onto the baking soda and scrub the bowl with a toilet brush. Allow it to sit for a minute. Then, flush.

Floor Cleaner: This homemade floor cleaner is safe for most types of floors. You will need half a cup of rubbing alcohol, half a cup of distilled white vinegar, a squeeze of dish detergent, and two gallons of tap water. Mix them together in a bucket. Mop your floor well. Then, rinse with fresh water.

What are your favorite cleaning recipes to make at home?

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