There are a lot of household cleaning solutions available in the market. There are sprays, solutions, drops, soaps, acids, and a whole lot more that seem to have a specific use in the house. If you think that replenishing each one does not cost a lot of money, that is where you are wrong. One product may not be a heavy burden, but to buy all of them on a monthly basis can actually cost you big bucks.
Did you know that some of the household ingredients and products you have lying around the house can actually be used as cleaning agents? While baking and soda and vinegar are popular cleaning agents, there are a lot more products that you can use to make your house squeaky clean. In this article, we have listed some recipes you could make yourself to use as household cleaning solutions.
All-Purpose Scented Cleaner
Mix one part white vinegar and one part water with lemon rinds and rosemary sprigs in a bowl and then transfer to a spray bottle. Shake it well and let the ingredients infuse for a week. When the mixture is ready and well infused, you can use it to remove hard water stains, wipe away smudges, clean garbage cans, and a whole lot more. It is an all-purpose cleaner that you use t clean surfaces with.
Mix 4 tablespoons of baking soda with 1-quart warm water. This easy mixture can be used as a deodorizer to keep the stink away from your refrigerator. You can also use this as a cleaning ingredient for the tops of the kitchen counter as well as scrub the stubborn dirt and leftovers from electronic appliances and even stainless steel sinks.
In a spray bottle, mix 2 cups of water, half a cup of white or cider vinegar, a quarter cup of rubbing alcohol, with 1 to 2 drops of essential oils with the scent of your choice. Shake well and use this to clean glass and mirrors. A reminder though that cleaning windows on a hot sunny day are not advised because this will cause the solution to dry quickly which results in a lot of streaks. When using this solution in mirrors, it is best that you spray the solution on a paper towel or soft cloth before wiping.
Heavy Duty Scrub
Stubborn stains such as rust on porcelain, enamel sinks, and tubs are some of the hardest to remove. But luckily, we have concocted a solution for you that can easily remove these stains for you. Mix half a lemon with half a cup of borax powder for this job. To use this, dip the lemon in the borax powder then use it to scrub the surface. Rinse afterward. Note that this solution is not to be used with marble and granite.