Saving time and money is important to all of us these days. However, when you can save time and money and still remain true to your eco-friendly beliefs, the benefits are truly amazing. Creating your own DIY home cleaning products is one way to accomplish this worthwhile feat.
Here are three DIY versions of home cleaning products, that are extremely effective and inexpensive, as well as being non-toxic.
Powerful Multi-Surface Cleaner
Using a funnel, add 2 teaspoons borax, 1 teaspoon washing soda and 2 cups hot water to a spray bottle, then cap and shake until dissolved. Next, add 1 tsp tea tree oil and 4 tablespoons household vinegar and finish filling bottle with warm water.
To use, simply spray on dirt, grime and grease and wipe off. For really stubborn dirt, let the solution sit for a few moments before wiping.
Everyday Citrus Spray Cleaner
Fill a quart jar with citrus rinds, such as grapefruit, lemon and orange. Pour in enough white vinegar to cover the citrus rinds and then cap tightly and let sit in a cool, dark place for one week. Strain the liquid into a spray bottle and use as a fragrant, antibacterial spray cleaner for counters, appliances, and everyday spot cleaning. For an additional benefit, grind the discarded citrus peels in the garbage disposal to freshen it or add them to your compost pile.
Perfumed spray deodorizers are expensive and designed to only mask odors. Instead, keep your home smelling fresh by keeping small jars of white vinegar on windowsills and bathroom counters, as well as in the laundry room and kitchen. The vinegar removes odors from these rooms, while leaving a fresh clean scent. For even more appeal, use small, colored glass jars or vases.
These are just a few of the DIY cleaning options you can create. Once you see how well they work and how inexpensive they are to make, you will wonder why you waited so long to go green with your home cleaning routine.