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 hope that they help you save a little extra money as you clean.
Recipe #1: Homemade Window Cleaner
I recently learned how to make this easy window cleaner (aka: vinegar water). Honestly, I was fairly skeptical at first, but 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!
To make this vinegar water solution you will need to mix together:
- 1 part water
- 1 part vinegar
Pour the mixture into a spray bottle. You can buy these for cheap at the Dollar Tree. Shake the bottle a little, and you’re done!
To Use Homemade Window Cleaner:
When you are ready to use this easy window cleaner recipe just spray it on your windows or mirrors and wipe clean with a paper towel.
So easy and it works like a charm! Promise!
#2: Homemade Outdoor Window Cleaner
Another one of my favorite homemade cleaner recipes is this 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 great and is a breeze to mix together.
To make this kitchen all purpose cleaner you need to mix together:
- 2 Tbsp baking soda
- 1 pint warm water
Pour the baking soda mixture onto 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.
To make this easy homemade carpet cleaner recipe you will first need to mix together:
- 1 part dish soap
- 2 parts peroxide
- Small amount of water
Pour mixture into a spray bottle and spray on carpet stains. Let sit for 10 minutes. Wipe with a damp cloth. Repeat if needed.
#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 years and year and there is nothing better! Even my kids love to mix the ingredients together!
Click here to find the full recipe!
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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van Tran says
Do you have shower door cleaning tips without leaving streaks?
Sweet Frugal Life says
I like to use the glass cleaner recipe on my shower doors – one part vinegar and one part water.