Safe and Inexpensive Cleaning Supplies
Making homemade cleaning supplies is an efficient way to cut down on costs. When making your cleaners, it’s important to avoid mixing certain chemicals. Don’t mix agents such as vinegar and ammonia or rubbing alcohol and bleach. Use them separately if you need to use them at all. However, vinegar is an excellent ingredient for many homemade supplies, such as those listed below.
When making cleaning supplies at home, proceed with caution and wear protective gear.
Homemade Cleaning Supplies
- ½ cup isopropyl alcohol
- One tablespoon cornstarch
- ½ cup white vinegar
Take the listed ingredients and shake them in a spray bottle. The best way to avoid streaky windows is to use this cleaner with a microfiber cloth. Fold the microfiber cloth in half and use one side for wiping the solution onto the window and the other side to dry and wipe away left behind streaks.
Scented All-Purpose Cleaner
- One part white vinegar
- One part water
- Lemon or orange rind
Take these ingredients and mix them in a spray bottle. Store the solution in a glass spray bottle for the best long-term use, as plastic bottles break down over time.
Once the ingredients are in the bottle, gently shake to combine them. Let the solution sit for a couple of days before using it. This cleaner works best on non-porous surfaces.
Homemade Cleaning Supplies to Remove Grease
- Liquid dish soap of your choice
- Baking soda
- Warm water
Put a small amount of dish soap of your choosing into a spray bottle with a spoonful of baking soda. Fill the bottle with warm water. Mix these and spray onto cooking surfaces such as your stovetop. Wipe off these surfaces with a sponge and water after use. This solution is one of the homemade cleaning supplies that are great for your kitchen and easy to make.
Easy To Make Carpet Cleaner
- One teaspoon of clear dish soap
- One cup of warm water
Mix these two ingredients into a bucket for a simple homemade cleaning supply. Take the mixture and apply it to the stain. You’ll want to let this sit for about 10 minutes, then softly scrub the carpet. You’ll want to repeat this until the carpet is clean.
Simple Bathroom Cleaner
- Equal parts white vinegar and dish soap
Take the desired amount of white vinegar and heat it in your microwave. Once it is hot, put it into a spray bottle. Add an equal amount of dish soap. Gently shake the spray bottle to mix.