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06 October 2015, 03:32

More than the tough job of cleaning your homes, it is also hard to allot a portion of your budget for expensive household cleaners. Now, you don’t have to worry, all you have to do is make your own eco-friendly household cleaners. Save money on cleaning your counters, table tops, bathroom surfaces and your glass windows and mirrors by using the things you have within your homes. Say goodbye to all the dirt, grease, soap scum and grimes! Check out carefully the prepared instructions from the webpage of AboutHome.

For All-Purpose Cleaners – perfect for your kitchen counters, tabletops and bathroom

Here’s what you will need:
• 1 part liquid dish soap
• 1 part white vinegar
• 10 drops of essential oil: lemon or lavender (optional, for scent purposes)
• 1 spray bottle

Directions on how to make your own all purpose cleaner:

1.       Place a funnel into the spray bottle and add the liquid dish soap, white vinegar and if desired essential oil to help mask the smell of the vinegar and to give a fresh clean scent to the area. 

2.       Before using the cleaner make sure to shake the bottle each time before using. After spraying the product use a sponge or cloth to wipe away the product and dirt.

 

For Tub and Tile Cleaners – perfect for soap scum on your tubs or showers

Here’s what you will need:
• 1 2/3 cup of baking soda
• 2 tablespoon of white vinegar
• ½ cup of water
• 1 spray bottle

Directions on how to make your own tub and tile cleaner:

1.       Carefully add the water, vinegar and baking soda to the spray bottle. Keep in mind to leave extra space at the top of the bottle as the vinegar and baking soda will foam when combined together, and if there isn't a bit of space at the top the cleaner will overflow out of the bottle.

2.       Secure the top back onto the spray bottle and shake the bottle gently back and forth to combine all the ingredients.

3.       Spray the tub and tile cleaner directly onto the tub and wipe off using a cloth or paper towel. For heavy soap scum build-ups wait 2-3 minutes before wiping off the cleaner.

 

For Shower Spray – perfect to prevent the build-up of soap scum, use every after you shower\

Here’s what you will need:
• 1/3 cup of rubbing alcohol
• 1 cup of water
• 1 spray bottle


Directions on how to make your own shower spray:

1.       Combine the rubbing alcohol and water into the spray bottle and shake the bottle to mix the two together.

2.       After showering spray down all surfaces within the shower area to keep help keep your shower clean. There is no need to rinse or wipe off the spray when used, so it keeps your cleaning time fast and easy.

 

For Glass Cleaner – perfect to remove dirt and fingerprints on your mirrors and windows

Here’s what you will need:
• 1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap
• 1 cup of vinegar
• 2 cups of water
• 10 drops of essential oil such as lemon or grapefruit (optional, for scent purposes)
• 1 spray bottle

Directions on how to make your own glass cleaner:

1.       Unscrew the spray top on the bottle and pour the liquid dish soap, white vinegar to the bottle. If desired your favorite essential oil such as lemon or grapefruit can also be added to the cleaner.

 

2.       Before using the glass cleaner make sure to gently shake the bottle each time before use. After spraying the product use a sponge or cloth to wipe away the product and dirt.


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