3 Ingredient DIY house cleaners

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These days there seems to be a unique cleaning product for just about every spot in the house from kitchen countertops, bathrooms, floors, carpets, furniture and more. You could spend a small fortune purchasing all these cleaners for just about every place in the house you can imagine. The good news is that instead of spending all that money on expensive cleaners, there are plenty of DIY ideas for natural cleaners and non-toxic cleaners that use ingredients you may already have around the house. Using DIY ideas to make household cleaners will not only save money but also keep all those chemicals out of your home.

Vinegar. Use vinegar as a DIY idea for an all-purpose natural cleaner spray. Add about a 1/3 of a cup white vinegar to a large spray bottle and fill the rest of the bottle with water. Use this natural cleaner to clean countertops and bathroom surfaces. You can also use this natural cleaner on hardwood floors. Use vinegar in a diy idea for liquid fabric softener. Add about 1/4 cup herbal-infused vinegar to the fabric softener dispenser on your washing machine and top of the natural cleaner with water.

Use Baking Soda as a natural powdered cleaner. Sprinkle household surfaces with a little baking soda and rub into a paste with a damp cloth, then wipe off with another damp cleaning cloth. The mild abrasive of the natural baking soda is a great natural cleaner and is even safe on natural stone surfaces. Use baking soda as a natural carpet freshener. Sprinkle a little baking soda onto carpets, let the baking soda sit a few minutes and then vacuum. The baking soda will help to absorb odor and leaves your carpet smelling fresh. Stained and stinky plastic food containers. It seems that leftovers have a way of leaving their mark on plastic food containers. To freshen your plastic containers, wipe with a clean sponge that is sprinkled with baking soda. Or erase tough stains by soaking in a solution of four tablespoons of baking soda and a quart of warm water. A foul-smelling fridge. They sell those baking soda fridge packs for a reason. Baking soda will help to absorb strong food odors, so they don't linger or change the taste of neighboring foods.

Lemon Juice as a natural cleaner and stain remover: For stains on cutting boards or laminate kitchen countertops, use half a fresh lemon and squeeze the lemon juice on the stain. Use the lemon half to help scrub at the stain until it's gone. For tougher household stains, let the lemon juice sit for a few minutes. The acidity of the lemon juice will eventually help to remove the stain. Use lemon juice as a natural cleaner and window cleaner: To a spray bottle, add a few tablespoons of some freshly squeezed lemon juice and water or club soda, along with some cornstarch. Shake the mixture up and spray your windows for a streak-free, chemical-free shine. Use lemon juice for bleaching white clothes. Mix about half a cup lemon juice or some sliced lemons with one gallon of very hot water. Soak the clothes in the natural solution. Do not use this natural cleaner for silk; it is best for cotton and polyester. Let the clothes soak in the natural solution for an hour to overnight, depending on how badly the clothing needs bleaching. Then remove the clothing from the natural cleaner mix and pour the mix into the washing machine and wash as usual. It's impossible to over-bleach using this natural cleaner of lemon juice. You will find these DIY ideas for three ingredient house cleaners on the Remodelaholic site. On the site, you will find recipes, DIY ideas, natural cleaners, non-toxic cleaners and more. **

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