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5 Homemade Household Cleaning Solutions That Are So Simple, Anyone Can Make Them

Date February 9, 2018 19:40

Sometimes it pays to get a little bit creative when it comes to cleaning solutions.  Making it yourself also means you can make some adjustments that suit your own specific needs.

Here are five homemade cleaners that will come in very handy.

1. An all-purpose cleaner

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All you'll need for this is baking soda and water. This mixture can be used to clean kitchen counters, appliances and even the inside of your refrigerator. The baking soda serves as a great deodorizer.

Simply mix four tablespoons of baking soda with 1-quart warm water. Take a clean sponge, dip in your solution and wipe.

2. When you want to get your glass clean.

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You need water (2 cups); vinegar; (1/cup)  rubbing alcohol with 70% concentration (1/4 cup); 2 drops of orange essential oil. The last ingredient is just for the purpose of smell. You can replace with another scent altogether or do away with it.

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To wash windows and mirrors, mix all of these ingredients and pour the solution into a spray bottle. Spray your cleaning cloth first then the glass before you begin.

3. Rust and other heavy duty stains

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You'll need half a lemon and 1/2 cup of borax

To get rid of rust stains on porcelain enamel sinks are tubs, dip the lemon in the borax and scrub your surface, Then rinse with water afterwards.

4. To remove grease and gunk

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Mix a half cup of sudsy ammonia with water to fill a one-gallon container.

This is perfect for getting rid of tough grime and can come in useful for cleaning your oven hoods and grills. All you have to do is dip your cleaning cloth or sponge in the mixture and wipe the grimy surface. When you're done, rinse off.

5. To remove water ring

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Mix one part white non-gel toothpaste with one part baking soda.

Keep in mind that this solution is not advisable for use on unfinished wood, lacquer or antiques. First, dampen your cleaning cloth with water. Add the toothpaste/baking soda mixture and clean the spot. Use a dry cloth to wipe off afterwards.

These little tips and tricks can come in very handy when it comes to home cleaning. Plus some of them are so cool, you can find everything you need right there in your home.

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This material is provided for informational purposes only. Some of the products and items discussed in this article may cause an allergic reaction and damage your health. Before use, consult a certified technician/specialist. The editorial board is not responsible for any harm or other consequences that may be caused by the use of the methods, products or items described in this article.

Source: GoodHousekeeping