Want to cut back on your cleaning products budget? No biggie! It’s easy to make your DIY method cleaner, especially if you already have your ingredients right in your home!
Here’s a list of home DIY tips for frugal cleaning products you can make yourself using ordinary household items:
Kitchen Grease Remover
Grease is a fierce monster to beat when in the kitchen, but it does not mean that it’s impossible. Believe it or not, there are plenty of household materials you can use to wipe off grease from your kitchen surface or appliances. For your homemade heavy-duty degreaser for your kitchen, here are a few items that you can use:
Pour some undiluted vinegar into a spray container and spray a considerable amount of it onto the affected area. Let it sit for about 10 minutes then wipe it off with a dishcloth. It’s that simple! Do this cleaning hack at least once a week to protect your kitchen surface or appliances from having to be cleaned all the time.
Did you know that salt is also one of the remarkable frugal cleaning products out there? Just like what you will do with the vinegar, you need to apply some salt into the greased surface, but this time, let the salt soak for an hour before brushing it away.
This is just another one of those natural cleaning products that work. To fight grease using baking soda, you’ll have to put some of it onto a sponge or a soft scrubber, then scrub it against the grease. Once you’re done, wipe off the baking soda remnants with a damp cloth.
Dishwashing liquid, borax powder, and hot water- This concoction is also proven to remove grease from your kitchen. To make this, just mix 2 cups of hot water with one tablespoon of dishwashing liquid and one tablespoon of borax powder. Once done, put your homemade cleaner inside a spray container and spray on the greased areas. Let the mixture sit for about 20 minutes, then clean it off with a rag.
Tile Grout Cleaner
Cleaning your home’s tiles is never easy, but if you’ve got the right tools for it, then you don’t have to worry because it’s still possible. Here are the items you need if you want to make your own green tile grout cleaner:
First, sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda on your tile’s crevices, making sure that you are covering all the grout. Next, mix some vinegar with water, put it in a spray container, then proceed to spray the mixture directly onto the grout. Let it settle for a few minutes before using the grout brush to scrub it off. Afterward, wipe it with a cloth and then mop your entire floor.
Vinegar is an all-around cleaner that gets the job done, so it’s no surprise that you will be using it again to make your own window cleaning product. For this one, you need to make a mixture that’s equal parts white vinegar and equal parts warm water. Put it in a spray container and spray onto your windows. Leave it on for a few seconds then wipe it off with a cloth. For windows that are incredibly grimy, we recommend you wash them first with some water and liquid soap solution before you clean it with your vinegar solution. Meanwhile, extreme cases require that you use the pure, undiluted vinegar solution. Just heat up some white vinegar on your stove and spray it onto your windows.
Hardwood Floor Cleaner
You may have been blessed with a lovely home that has built-in hardwood floors, but honestly, it’s a pain to keep them clean. Here to rescue you is a combination of vinegar, water, and essential oil.
What you need to do is pour a cup of vinegar and about 20 drops of essential use (feel free to choose which one you prefer) into a gallon of water and mix them all. Then, pour some baking soda into the visible scuff marks on your floors and follow it up with your homemade floor cleaner mixture. Leave it for a few seconds then start scrubbing until the scuffs disappear.
If you want to make your floors shiny, you can make use of some vinegar and olive oil. Mix them, then start spreading them onto your floors and voila, you have polished floors that your guests will surely love.
There you have it. Those were just some of the frugal cleaning products you can make in your home. Just remember that you don’t have to spend a lot of money in cleaning your house. All you need is a sense of creativity and resourcefulness. Look around your home for items that you can use to create products for your various cleaning purposes. Aside from getting to save money on your cleaning products budget, using these natural materials allows you to adopt a green cleaning practice that is not only friendly to the environment but also to your home and family as well.
Davrie is no stranger to arts and creativity. Through her home-improvement blog, Buildersandhammers, she translates her expertise into easily digestible words and seeks to connect with similarly minded businesses to help homeowners and do-it-yourselfers achieve their living comfort. Other than being a writer, she’s also a digital nomad, a digital marketing nut, and enjoys spending time at the beach.