Don’t diss the homemade cleaner recipes!
Have you ever read the labels on the back of your household cleaners? Seriously. Not only do you need to be a scientist to MAKE the cleaners, you need to be one to understand the labels too! Honestly though, the biggest downfall for me is the cost. Before you know it, that $3 bottle of window cleaner is gone and you don’t have the clean windows anymore to prove you used it all. Right? I see the smeared peanut butter, the sticky fingerprints, evidence of a dog lick or two….
….and OMG!!! Is that…..dried snot???!!! WHERE’S THE WINDEX!?! And the bleach??!!
I’ve found tons of awesome homemade cleaner recipes that are green, cheap, and half of which are even safe enough to EAT! Not that I would. Except for the vinegar. That’s pretty decent on salad. 🙂 Check these out and save yourself some cash! There are still some cleaners that I will continue to buy, but for the most part…I try to stick to the natural stuff!
Homemade Laundry Detergent
This is the detergent I use ALL the time. I love love love it. My husband is a welder and his clothes are filthy dirty when he comes home from work. This detergent cleans his clothes and removes the stinky smell too. Best part is…it only costs around $0.02 to $0.03 per load! Say WHAT?! Yep!
Homemade Streak Free Glass Cleaner (copycat Windex)
As much as we (and I’m sure you too) use glass cleaner, this recipe will save us a ton of cash! She also has this Homemade Tub Cleaner that works great! My tub and shower are always pretty grimey. This is a very simple recipe that works wonders! One of her commenters on the post said that they had a stain they thought was permanent for 3 years, and this recipe removed the stain!!!
Homemade Carpet Deodorizer
Even though we have mostly hardwood floors, we do still have area rugs and one room that is carpeted so I still like to keep carpet deodorizer. This recipe is also perfect for couches, chairs or any other upholstered furniture. We have dogs so it’s nice to keep the furniture smelling fresh too!
10 Homemade Household Cleaners
This post with 10 homemade household cleaners includes the following recipes:
- Kitchen Counter Scrubber
- Window Cleaner
- Glass Shower Cleaner
- Carpet Spot Cleaner
- Toilet Bowl Cleaner
- All Purpose Cleaner
- Floor Cleaner
- Oven Rack Cleaner
- Furniture Polish
Homemade All Purpose Citrus Cleaner
Teresa also shares some more great tips including how to make your own wool dryer balls and a fun little tip for your shower!
7 Things in Your Pantry You Can Use to Clean With
Ellen shares some great tips here. She talks about several different things we usually already have in our cabinets that we can clean with. She also goes into a little detail about what each product is and how it works to tackle the jobs.
If you’re looking for something to clean your stainless steel appliances, check out Dina’s homemade stainless steel cleaner! She also shares a few other homemade cleaner recipes that you’ll love! While we’re on the subject of natural and non-toxic, you have to check out Kim’s natural weed killer recipe! I’ve used it and I won’t be buying the expensive stuff in the store anymore! Do you have any natural or thrifty homemade cleaner recipes that you use? We’d love to hear all about them! Leave us a comment and let us know what your favorites are!
If you’re looking for more helpful ideas, check some of my other posts out:
- 25 Awesome Household Uses for Borax
- How to Remove Ink from Plastic Containers – Reuse Your Containers
- How to Spring Clean Like a Pro – Spring Cleaning Checklist and Guide
- How To Safely Brighten, Whiten and Clean a Porcelain Tub
- 20 Uses for Peppermint Oil – Natural Remedy to Keep Mice Away
- 20+ Ways to Reuse Diaper Wipe Containers #Recycle
- Homemade Eye Makeup Remover with Only 2 Ingredients – Costs Just $0.32 Per Ounce
- How to Get Rid of Fleas Using Apple Cider Vinegar