Homemade Cleaning Products

Cleaning your home doesn’t have to involve spending a lot of money for expensive commercial products. Use easily handy common household supplies to make your home shine.

Below are a few quick tips:

  • For a good all- around cleaner, in a spray bottle, mix together 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. Borax, 2 tsp. lemon juice, 3 tsp. Dawn dish soap and 2 cups of hot water. Shake well before each use.
  • Bring the shine back to piano keys and gilt picture frames, wipe with a cloth dipped in milk
  • Add a ½ c. salt to the wash cycle to keep colored clothes dye from running
  • To make kitchen counter or floor tile shine, rub a piece of wax paper over countertops or place over a dust mop
  • To clean tarnished silver, add to a pot of water, ½ salt, 2 tsp. baking soda and bring to a boil. Then add a piece of aluminum foil to the mixture and place tarnished item in the water. Rinse well and then buff.
  • Freshen carpets by sprinkling with cornstarch, wait 15 minutes and then vacuum
  • To remove rust stains in sinks and tubs, make a paste of cream of tartar and hydrogen peroxide and wipe with a soft sponge
  • Homemade toilet bowl cleaner,  1 cup baking soda mixed with 1 cup powdered Tide detergent Use ¼ c. to clean toilet bowl
  • Cleaning the refrigerator, add 1 Tbl. Borax to 1 quart of warm water, wipe down with a soft sponge
  • Removing scuff marks on linoleum, use Crest toothpaste mixed with a little baking soda and wipe with damp cloth.
  • Use Crest toothpaste, to shine chrome fixtures in a bathroom