Update 1/9/16 –I realized that I am a bit lazy when it comes to making cleaning supplies. I now use vinegar and baking soda for most of my cleaning. I just don’t toss in all the other stuff. (That is the lazy part) My husband got a job way back when so I’m not to worried about the money part anymore but I still rather not buy all that crap. I do still buy 409 because it’s just awesome!
I found a bunch of wonderful recipes online to make my own cleaning products! It was fun making them and decorating my bottles. I used bottles from all of my store-bought cleaning products so I’m reusing!
Update 1/9/16 – After using this for about a year my whites weren’t all that white so I went back to store bought. The first one that I made was the Liquid Laundry Soap from The Duggar Family! So far it I love it! It works great. I’m not sure if I did something wrong since it set kind of clumped up into think solid balls of gel with liquid. I smashed them up and put them in my old laundry bottle and I just shake it well before use. It still works great!
Update 1/9/16 – I got lazy. I toss in baking soda and vinegar or buy some. The next thing I tried out was the toilet bowl cleaner from Everything Homemade. This product works really good also! It got my toilets really clean. I didn’t have liquid castille soap so I took a bar and dissolved it in a gallon of water and added some tea tree oil.
Update 1/9/16The Best Homemade Bathroom Cleaner Ever is also from Crunchy Betty. I love love love this stuff!!! When I moved in to our house a few years ago there were some stains in the bumps of the shower floor. I have tried everything… I mean everything to get them out! None of them worked so I figured I was stuck with them for the rest of my life or we’d have to buy a new shower. My husband has enter us in the DIY drawings many times for new bathrooms or for your house and as of yet we haven’t won. 😦 I took this cleaner to the bathroom and decided it was time see if it worked and guess what happened??? Did you guess? HUH? HUH? It got those nasty stains out! I was so excited with how it worked! I haven’t tried the 2nd best yet so I don’t know how well it works.
Still using this one – Now at this point I have to tell you I really love Crunchy Betty! She has great ideas! Next on the list is the Daily Sparkly Shower Spray. Now it is daily and I just cleaned the bathroom, but so far it seems to be working great. I need a little bit longer to be sure, but since it’s from her site I’m sure it will work great!
Still using this one – Update 1/9/16 – I have to say that I DO use this one still. It is still better than Windex! One more from Crunchy Betty! Her Alvin Corn Glass Cleaner. Now I will say that I have always been a Windex snob. I have tried others and they steak and I just feel like the mirror is not clean. Saying that I have to tell you that I didn’t go into this one feeling hopeful. To my surprise it worked great! I was amazed! It may be better than Windex! It was clear that I felt a little strange looking at my reflection. It was so freaking clear!!! I felt like I could just step through to the other side. Hehe!
After making and trying out all of these homemade cleaners I can say that I truly recommend all of them. All of the items were easy to find and pretty cheap. When you think of how little you use for each recipe it’s wonderful! Think of how long it will last you for CHEAP!!!
Many of the sites said to spray vinegar in the dryer to prevent static. I started doing it and I haven’t had any static! I think vinegar is one of my favorite things. It can do soooooo much!
Speaking of vinegar there is one thing that I’m not happy with… I started cleaning my floor with it awhile back and it leaves a film on the floor. I don’t get it. It’s vinegar!!! I have tried it straight. I have tried it mixed with water. I have tried heating it up! No matter what I do it leaves a film. When we walk on it you can see all of out foot prints. If we slide something you can see the tracks for it. Many others swear by using vinegar to clean their floor, but for some reason my floor seems to not like it. I have a darker laminate floor. If you all have an idea for what I should do please let me know. I’m about to go buy a floor cleaner. My brother has one and his floors always look great. I hate the idea of buying commercial cleaner! Ugh! I may have to turn to the dark side…
I am almost out of my dishwasher detergent so if you have one for me to try leave the link!
Happy Christmas Eve all!!!