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The post today is a guest post. It has a theme of frugal cleaning, and a link to a very useful resource on the same subject on greatist.com. I  like to use a vinegar spray in the bathroom, it really shifts that soap scum on the shower screen

 

DIY Frugal Cleaning Recipes for the most common tasks

The kitchen is the most important room in the house and needs the most attention paid to it while cleaning. Not only because you spend a lot of time with your family and friends there, but because that is where you prepare the food for your family. That is why the kitchen should always be the most clean room in the house. What is more, cleaning the kitchen should be done on a regular basis, and this means using your kitchen cleaners often. Which means you would be running out of them constantly and having to buy them again and again. And kitchen cleaners are not cheap! My, oh my, are they expensive, well the good and efficient ones are.

And aren’t you just sick and tired of spending a ridiculous amount of money on cleaning products, and just for your kitchen. If you wish you could lower the amount of money you spend on cleaning products, read on and you will find out how you can do it.

DIY kitchen cleaning

This article will talk to you about DIY kitchen cleaning products that are efficient and safe for your health, and the most important part – will save you a ton of money!

Mainly because most of the ingredients for DIY cleaning products are already in your cupboard. Things you are going to need are – white vinegar, baking soda, essential oils, water, dish soap. What a lot of people do not know is that white vinegar and baking soda are excellent cleaners and disinfectants. SuperEndOfTenancyCleaners E14 are saying that you can use them to clean pretty much everything in your kitchen, and other places in your home.

Some recipes for home made cleaners

Here are some recipes you can make at home to clean and disinfect your kitchen, without having to buy expensive cleaning products.

For a counter and sink cleaner you can mix liquid dish soap and white vinegar in a spray bottle. You could add some drops of essential oil if you want another smell, but it is not necessary. Spray the counter and sink and clean them with a sponge. If there are tough stains, you can leave it soak for 10 minutes before scrubbing it.

For an oven cleaner, the easiest and most efficient thing you can do is mix baking soda and white vinegar to form a paste and use it to scrub your greasy oven. Spread it on all sides of your oven and leave it for 10-15 minutes, or more if necessary, and then scrub the crease away with a sponge. Your oven will sparkle!

Another thing you do is, buy yourself a box of Borax, Borax can be used in many recipes. It is cheap, efficient and will go a long way. If you are struggling with rust in your kitchen, you can use lemon juice to clean it. And here is a tip, you can wash your kitchen produce with mixture of water and lemon juice!

The possibilities are endless when it comes to DIY cleaning products. You can make yourself a disinfectant, to use not only in your kitchen but in your entire home. All you need to do is mix equal parts of water and white vinegar, and add 20 drops of essential oil – preferably tea tree or eucalyptus, because they have anti-microbial properties. They will help you disinfect your kitchen ideally, without the use of chemicals.

So get yourself some rubbing alcohol and some essential oils, and get on to making your own frugal and safe cleaning products. Your kitchen will be sparkling clean and disinfected, without having dangerous chemical residues all over it. And the best part is that you can make big quantities of cleaning products and use them as often as you need them. Make yourself some DIY kitchen cleaners and save yourself some money. Go out and spend them on something you love.

 

picture from Google. Anyone got a favourite recipe or method they use for cleaning?

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8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Subarna

    Thanks so much for sharing this with us!

  2. Jason

    Hi Lesley, thank you so much for the great idea. I’m wondering if you have heard about removing the kitchen grease using a mixture of bicarbonate soda and lemon. Apparently, it is quite a useful way to remove the grease. Cheers

  3. Lesley

    Rubbing alcohol is the North American name for what Brits call surgical spirit. Available at chemists I believe

  4. smallholderwannabe

    What is rubbing alcohol please?

  5. Veronica Vatter

    It does make a difference. I don’t knot why, but it does keep it from separating and makes it clean better. And I use it for EVERYTHING lol. Laundry spot cleaner, degreasing, cleaning the bathroom… it’s a miracle worker.

  6. Lesley

    Does the vinegar have to be hot Veronica, what difference does that make?

  7. Veronica Vatter

    My fave is dishwashing liquid and an equal part hot distilled vinegar. It spray cleans like a dream and it’s cheap. Degreaser and rescales.

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