I’m surveying the dirty dishes on the kitchen counter and the dust on our bookshelves – that means cleaning is on my mind. Where we live, everything is expensive, including cleaners. To save money, and heck – why not the environment while I’m at it, I’m a big fan of homemade cleaners. I love the fact that I can clean right next to my kiddos and not worry about fumes getting in their systems or chemicals on their skin, especially my daughter’s, who loves to clean with me.
Here are the latest recipes I’ve discovered:
- 1 tsp. liquid soap
- 1 qt warm water
- few tablespoons of lemon juice or vinegar
glass cleaner (and I use newspaper to wipe off – it eliminates streaks)
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup white or cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
- 1 to 2 drops of essential oil (optional)
laundry detergent – several recipes, along with FAQs
even homemade febreeze!
I wrote this post awhile back with some recipes, but I’ve since decided I like the above recipes better.
There are scads of recipes to be discovered on the internet – if you find one that works for you, please pass it along! Be sure to check out more frugal tips on saving money here.