This week, I would like to put some of your hard-earned money BACK into YOUR pocket! Sound good? – Thought so. 😉
I’m not sure if you’ve ever thought about making your own cleaner, but perhaps you should. If you go to the grocery store and purchase the “average” all-purpose cleaner in a spray bottle, the price will be approximately $3.99 – $4.99-ish, in my experience. Well, imagine spending approximately 95% LESS than that price!!!
Another couple bonuses to making your own at home are:
*a cleaner living environment
*better FOR the environment, in which we live. 🙂
You don’t have to take a lot of time, and you don’t need to be a chef or scientist to make these type of recipes. It’s pretty simple. Yay 🙂
My Recipe for Liquid All-Purpose Cleaner:
In a spray bottle, mix:
*4 cups of hot water (can be pre-boiled or distilled)
*1 ounce(shot glass) vinegar
*1 tsp. dishsoap
*2 tsp borax (if you don’t have any, you could try baking soda -maybe 2 tsp instead)
You can keep this around for all kinds of general cleaning. If you don’t want to do this very often , you can just double, or triple the recipe and set aside in a pre-cleaned, larger container. This way, you can refill your spray bottle as needed.
There are many recipes on the internet. I just thought I would share mine. As you can see, it’s pretty simple to make. There is one thing I do to my vinegar though. I really don’t like the fragrance of the vinegar, but I find myself using it for a lot of cleaning and disinfecting. I found that if you peel a cucumber, DON’T throw out the peel. Put it in a container with vinegar for a couple days. Then use THAT vinegar. It will then, smell much more like cucumber, rather than vinegar.
This works really well when just using a vinegar/water recipe in a spray bottle(I use this A LOT for disinfecting. Another BIG money saver! – Your welcome ;))
If you haven’t ever used Borax, you can check out one of my previous posts on “Natural Cleaning Products”. It’s a great natural product that can be used in general cleaning, freshening and in the laundry for whiter whites. 🙂
Good luck, and thanks for tuning in! 😀