One of the toughest parts about being a homeowner is having to keep the home clean and sparkly and not let it show its age. Therefore, knowing how to clean your home properly is an absolute must and you need to be aware of the methods that need to be employed to do a successful cleaning job. One of the most important things in your home cleaning arsenal is the cleaning product that you make use of. In this article, we are going to take a closer look at exactly these things that are often overlooked when it comes to cleaning your home. We are going to dig deeper into the world of DIY Home Cleaning Products.
It may come as a surprise to you and you may be completely unaware of this, but many of the items that can be found in your kitchen pantries, such as vinegar and baking soda, work very well when used as all-purpose cleaners for the home. Then there is also the massive benefit of it costing almost next to nothing. So, when the time comes next to clean up a big mess inside the house and you are out of your favorite cleaning products, you can try one of the several DIY home cleaning products that are mentioned in this article. These products, which are completely natural, have the very real ability to get rid of the dirt and grime and also keep your wallet relatively happy.
1.All-purpose cleaner: Scented
Things you will need:
White Vinegar – One part
Water- One Part
Once you have accumulated all of the ingredients mentioned above, combine them and then pour them into a spray bottle. After this, this mixture can be used for cleaning as an all-purpose cleaner in order to remove hard stains from water, clean trash cans, wiping away smudges on the walls, and so much more. Other than just getting a scent that is fresh, the lemon rind that is present in the mixture can really go a long way in boosting the cleaning powers of the cleaner. One thing that you ought to make sure of is that you do not use such types of acidic cleaner on surfaces such as granite. This can potentially damage the stone so it is best to not use this cleaner on such surfaces.
2. Deodorizer and Cleaner for The Kitchen
Things you will need in order to make this cleaner are as follows:
Baking soda- 4 Tablespoons
Warm Water- 1 quart
This may be unknown to a lot of homeowners but in order to clean the kitchen counters, the appliances in it, and also the inside of the refrigerator, all you really need is just baking soda. Baking soda happens to be one of the best deodorizers and it can also be made use of in order to bring shine to your steel sinks and also your appliances. In order to maximize the deodorizing capabilities of this mixture, the homemade cleaner should be poured straight from the mix and straight into your garbage disposal or your drain in order to get rid of the odor. You can also clean kitchen tiles with it. In order to clean and get your stainless steel appliances shiny again, just make sure to make a paste that consists of baking soda and also water. Proceed to applying it with a cloth that is damp and then continue to rub in the direction that is of the metal’s grain. After this, simply rinse and let to buff dry.
3.Glass Cleaner: DIY
The things that you will need:
Water- 2 cups
Cider vinegar or white vinegar -½ cup
Rubbing alcohol of about 70 percent concentration – ¼ cup
Orange essential oils- 1 to 2 drops
Whenever the time comes next when you will need to wash both your mirrors and also windows, you should try to combine all of the above ingredients and then pour them into a bottle for spraying. In this way, you can make a very effective DIY cleaning solution with the use of vinegar. One thing that you ought to remember is that you should clean windows on particularly hot or sunny days. This is because in these types of conditions, the solution has the potential to dry off very quickly and will leave a lot of streaks.
4. Homemade Brass Cleaner
Things you will need:
Lemon juice or white vinegar
In order to properly clean non-lacquered pulls of cabinets, appointments of bathrooms, and so much more, just dampen any sponge with the help of vinegar and/or lemon juice, then simply sprinkle some salt on the mixture. In order to clean with this mixture, gently rub over the surface that you are cleaning. After that, make sure that you rinse with water thoroughly and then immediately dry it off with a soft cloth that is clean.
5. Heavy Duty Scrubs
Things you will need
Lemon – ½
Borax Powder – ½ cup
Rust stains that are found on sinks and tubs made of porcelain or enamel, are absolutely no match for this particular cleaner. All you need to do is to place the lemon into the borax. After this, simply scrub the surface you are looking to clean and then just rinse. Note that this particular cleaning solution is not at all suitable for granite and/or marble. Another pro tip is that borax can normally be found in the aisles on Amazon that sells detergents.
Cleaning your home is not the easiest of tasks for sure. If you are new to the process, then you can expect to have a few trial and error runs. This will enable you to understand what works best for you in your home and will thus enable you to act accordingly. Remember that keeping a house clean not only has visual appeal but also adds financial security to the homeowner who will not have to spend a lump sum of money on cleaning later on.
Contributed by Arnold Bloom
Mr. Arnold Bloom has been working in the tiling industry for well over a decade now. He has a lot of experience when it comes to all things tiles. As a very passionate individual who likes to share his knowledge and opinions and he has been doing exactly that. Through his regular blog posts in Tileclub, he loves sharing his expertise on tiles with the rest of the world.
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