Aside from the time you invest in cleaning, it also makes your wallet slimmer– that small $9 bottle of bleach adds up. While you can’t leave your house untidy because you’re on a budget, you can cut down on cleaning expenses. From essential oils to baking soda, different DIY cleaning ingredients are waiting to be used in your house. We bring you tested and trusted options.
Cleaning glass doesn’t have to be strenuous
For sparkling mirrors and windows, this simple hack is effective. You need cider vinegar (½ cup), water (2 cups), rubbing alcohol 70% concentration (¼ cups), and orange essential oil (1 to 2 drops). Simply mix all in a spray bottle.
All you have to do is spray the solution on a soft cloth and wipe your glass with it; the results will amaze you. Compared to chemical agents, you can use as much as you want without worrying about the cost.
This power couple produces ‘twin effects’
To clean kitchen counters, appliances, and the inside of your refrigerator, you only need baking soda for a homemade kitchen cleaner and deodorizer. You can eradicate dirt and smell with four teaspoons of baking soda and 1 quart of warm water.
Apply the paste made from this mixture with a damp cloth and rub gently. This is a safer and, of course, cheaper alternative to artificial products. It is also effective because the results are as good, even better.
No rust can stand this scrub
Rust stains make appliances and equipment look old and worn out. You can bid rust stains farewell with ½ lemon and about ½ cup of Borax powder. Although you have to get Borax at your local store, it is cheap.
This combination is safer than artificial products, which may contain bleach or other harsh ingredients. Simply dip the lemon in Borax, scrub, and rinse. It is good for your kitchen or bathroom- anywhere with rusty enamel or stainless ware(except granite or marble).
Caring for the ‘cake factory’
Cleaning your oven has never been easier. Mix enough liquid dish soap, baking soda, coarse salt, and distilled white vinegar to make a thick paste. Then, apply the paste to the oven’s interior and let it sit overnight.
The next day (or after several hours), soak a sponge in warm water and scrub thoroughly. Finally, spray the entire oven with white vinegar and wipe with a clean cloth. Unlike when you use ready-made products, it is a convenient method.
Who knew these leaves could work wonders?
This homemade air freshener is perfect to give any room of the house a pleasant aroma. Add one cup of hot water, one bunch of chopped sage leaves, one cup of distilled white vinegar, and ¼ teaspoon of salt to a spray bottle.
Before using it, let it sit in a cool, dark place for 12 hours. The resulting smell when you spray this mixture is fresh and warm. Compared to conventional air fresheners, this natural solution isn’t harsh or too sharp to inhale.