Most of us have used store-bought cleaning products for years because of the convenience of them. But there are so many reasons that actually make it not worth it at all. Homemade cleaners will actually save you time and money in the long run.
How? They are cheap to make and don’t take much time at all to put together. The time you spend working at your job to pay for those store-bought products take more of your time and money than making your own will. Plus, there are so many harsh chemicals in commercial products that can be harmful to your family. When you make your own, you know exactly what is in everything. Here are 11 quick and easy DIY cleaners that will make your life so much easier. And be sure to check out the original source for the full tutorial!
1.All purpose cleaner
Looking for a great all purpose cleaner that is free from the more toxic chemicals that commercial products have in them? This is a great alternative and who doesn’t love the smell of lemons and oranges? Plus this woman has saved over $200 over the years making this herself!
Source: Wellness Mama
2.Dish and Laundry Detergent Tabs
Dish and laundry tablets are great, but the cost is a bit steep. Save over have of what you would spend at the store and make them yourself with these simple recipes.
Source: The Krazy Coupon Lazy
We all get messy and stain our clothes at some point (and if you have kids it’s all the time). I don’t know how much money I’ve wasted on stain remover solution and have never found one that I really like. This recipe only calls for three cheap ingredients and you probably already have them in your house. I used this the other day when my toddler drew all over the couch with a marker and it worked like a charm!
Source: My Frugal Adventures
Nobody likes streaky windows! Here is another cleaner that I can pretty much guarantee you can make right now with stuff you have on hand.
Source: Thrifty Stories
5.Tile, tub, and grout cleaner
Tubs and floors can easily accumulate lots of funk, but this cleaning method can help make cleaning these areas much easier!
Source: My Cleaning Solutions
I love using carpet powder and making my whole house smell amazing! Who would have thought you could make it from home with baking soda (great deodorizer) and essential oils!
Source: Holistically Engineered
7.Hand and kitchen wipes
These are such simple recipes and so don’t contain any harsh chemicals like most cleaning wipes do. Plus the mason jar idea is just so cute!
Source: Organically Frugal
8.Reusable dryer sheets
We all love our clothes to smell good but unfortunately, dryer sheets are full of chemicals. Chemicals that can cause cancer. That’s pretty scary to think how often we put our family’s health at risk when we buy things from the store (sad too that everything seems to be toxic they sell us, but I won’t get into that).
All you need to make you own is fabric, a glass container, vinegar, and essential oils to make these. And after you get them out of the dryer there should still be some liquid in the jar and you can just throw them back in there for a while until you run out!
Source: View From The Fridge
9.Air and fabric freshener
This air freshener spray only requires two ingredients + water and smells so good! Who doesn’t love the smell of downy? Plus baking soda absorbs foul odors that are lingering around your home.
Many people simply use a duster brush or rag and wipe the dust from around their homes but a dusting spray is great for trapping the dust and other allergens. And this recipe is so quick to mix up!
Source: Live Simply
11. Wood polish
Wood isn’t always the easier thing to care for but this easy remedy will keep your wooden furniture looking beautiful!
Source: Home Talk
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