Save Money with THIS cleaner!

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
and
*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 🙂

Setting out all that needs to go in my liquid all-purpose cleaner. My cucumber-vinegar in the shot glass.  Water, Borax and dish soap in the measuring cup.

Setting out all that needs to go in my liquid all-purpose cleaner. My cucumber-vinegar in the shot glass. Water, Borax and dish soap in the measuring cup.

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.

Using my label maker, I mark the spray bottle appropriately.

Using my label maker, I mark the spray bottle appropriately.

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 ;))

vinegar infused with cucumber for better fragrance

vinegar infused with cucumber for better fragrance

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. 🙂

Just a few natural possibilities for cleaning around the house - Vinegar, Baking Soda and Borax

Just a few natural possibilities for cleaning around the house – Vinegar, Baking Soda and Borax

Good luck, and thanks for tuning in! 😀

Tanya
Professional Organizer
416.428.5929

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