DYI & HACKS
Cleaning Solution Recipe
- Save money with cost-effective DIY solutions
- Create a healthier home environment with natural ingredients
- Personalize your cleaning routine
- Reduce waste & become more sustainable
I love to clean. I've been cleaning since I was a little kid, and as an adult it still makes me feel productive and accomplished every time.
But like most of us, my budget is tight and my time is limited, so when I'm looking for ways to maximize my time and resources, homemade cleaning products are my solution.
DIY cleaning solutions can be safer than some brands on the market because you know exactly what goes into them — no mystery chemicals or other ingredients! They're easy to make and do not require bulky equipment.
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Use vinegar and water to clean just about anything. You can add essential oils if you'd like a little scent- I like to add Citrus Essential Oils for a fresh and clean smell.
Another option is to add mineral oil to the mixture to create a furniture polish. You can shop the White Minimalist Home & Laundry labels here.
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One of the most common areas to clean around the house is your floor. There are several different cleaning solutions you can use depending on the floor material, but there’s one method that is always safe: vinegar and water.
Vinegar is great at cutting through grime, so it makes sense that it would be helpful in cleaning those dirty floors with a mop or steam cleaner.
A mixture of equal parts vinegar and water (1:1) will work for this recipe.To use this solution, simply mix together equal parts white distilled vinegar and warm water in a spray bottle or mop bucket. Then to clean, use the spray bottle and a microfiber cloth or your mop! Big or small, vinegar is capable of tackling any mess!
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With daily wear, pets, and kids, upholstery can start to look dingy. You can use vinegar, water, and alcohol to clean your upholstery and give it a fresh feel!
Mix 1/4 cup vinegar, 1/2 cup of water, 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol, and Essential Oil to a reusable spray bottle and turn the bottle upside down and back upright to mix.
Spray the solution onto the fabric, let it sit for a few minutes, then blot with a clean cloth. Basket tags & Labels are the perfect way to label your storage
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If you’re like me, my back patio door is filled with tiny handprints and dog pawprints. I am always spraying and wiping the glass!
To make a cost-effective glass cleaner, combine equal parts water and vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray the solution onto the surface and wipe with a cloth. You can also store and use a squeegee in the shower to keep your shower door spotless.
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For those small carpet stains, mix equal parts of ammonia and water. Then add a few drops of vinegar, stir, and pour into a spray bottle. You can use this mixture by directly spraying the stain. Let it sit for a few minutes before wiping up with an absorbent rag or cloth; repeat if necessary.
Tub, Tile & Grout Cleaner
- Baking soda
- Hydrogen peroxide (3 parts hydrogen peroxide to 1 part water)
- Scrub brush or old toothbrush
Combine the baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and water together to create a paste. Add the paste to the grout, put in some elbow grease, and rinse. Get ready to be blown away by how your grout looks brand new! You can shop the Black Minimalist Home & Laundry labels here.
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Cleaning doesn't have to be complicated and expensive.
Simple ingredients, reusable glass spray bottles, and cloths will help you achieve a fresh and clean home. Water and vinegar is often all you need for most cleaning jobs, plus it doesn’t leave a strong chemical odor behind.
Common household products can be repurposed into cleaning solutions for different areas of your home! You can tackle ovens with baking soda or lemon juice; sink drains with baking soda or vinegar; windows with baking soda and salt; and fridges with baking soda.
You can feel better using these non-toxic and low-cost cleaning products in your home.
Personalize your cleaning routine
Label your cleaning solutions with chalkboard labels and chalk markers to add a personal touch to your jar. The chalkboard labels make it easy to identify your homemade cleaning solutions.
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Whether you prefer to use amber spray jars or recycled glass bottles, the labels will assist in creating an organized home and cohesive aesthetic.
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Maria Navarro - Savvy & Sorted
14 March 2023