Save money by making your own homemade cleaners!
Want to know a secret about me??? I use to spend way to much money on fancy store cleaners. It was admittedly a fun little hobby of mine. I absolutely loved browsing the cleaning section of the store.
I mean…why buy an all purpose bathroom cleaner when I could buy a toilet bowl cleaner, a shower cleaner and a cleaner for the counter top??? There were just so many fun choices!
Once I realized I needed to cut back my spending habits, my fancy store bought cleaners were the first thing to go (sad day!).
I began teaching myself new recipes and was blown away by how quick and easy and CHEAP homemade cleaners were to make!
Today I am sharing 5 of my favorite homemade cleaner recipes.
I go more into depth about homemade cleaners, how to make them and give even more recipes in my Quick Start Guide to Frugal Living eCourse, so be sure to check it out!
Recipe #1: Homemade Window Cleaner
I recently learned how to make these easy window cleaner (aka: vinegar water). I couldn’t believe how well it worked, better than any store bought cleaner I have tried!
Plus it only requires two ingredients! It just doesn’t get better than that!
1 part water
1 part vinegar
Mix water and vinegar in a spray bottle. (buy these for cheap at the Dollar Tree).
To use: spray on windows and mirrors and wipe clean with a paper towel.
See how easy!! It works like a charm!
#2: Homemade Outdoor Window Cleaner
I love using the vinegar water for my indoor windows, but my outdoor windows need something a little stronger (ehhh…anyone else????)
I have been using this homemade outdoor window cleaner for years. It gets all those pesky hard water spots gone and leaves my windows squeaky clean. Exactly what I need!
#3: Kitchen All Purpose Cleaner Recipe
This all purpose cleaner is what I use to clean just about everything in my kitchen. I use it on the counter tops, sink, microwave, etc. It works really well and is a breeze to mix together.
2 Tbsp baking soda
1 pint warm water
Mix baking soda and water together. Pour on a sponge. Use the sponge to clean kitchen counters and appliances.
#4: Homemade Carpet Cleaner Recipe
Carpet cleaners can get really expensive at the store. This recipe is the perfect alternative for getting out carpet stains, while sticking to your tight budget.
1 part dish soap
2 parts peroxide
Small amount of water
Mix together and spray on carpet stains. Let sit for 10 minutes. Wipe with damp cloth.
#5: Homemade Bathroom Cleaner Recipe
This all purpose bathroom cleaner is great for cleaning the entire bathroom! We use it for the bathtub, shower, sink, toilet, etc. I’ve been making it for years and there is nothing better! Even my kids love to mix the ingredients together!
I haven’t bought a store bought cleaner in years! And, my budget has been much better because of that decision. Plus, less chemicals are floating around my home, I’m calling it a win all around!
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I want to hear from you! Let me know if you use any of these homemade cleaner recipes!