Cleaning your home is one of the least favorite things for most of us. To make things worse to keep our house clean costs time and money for expensive products and accessories. That’s where homemade cleaning products and tricks come in handy.
We found several excellent tips and homemade cleaner recipes to share with you. Hopefully, these DIY cleaning solutions will come in handy when you are doing your day to day house cleaning.
Cleaning Stained Mugs
One thing coffee mugs are frequently subject to is, you guessed it, coffee. And less great, coffee stains. If you get to the stains right away, you can usually get them out with little more than some vigorous scrubbing, but if you have left the stained mug to sit for any length of time, removing those brown discolorations can be a true nightmare. This method will help!
Anything you put on clean clothes should be clean itself. Even though you just use your iron on clean items, that doesn’t mean it still can’t get dirty over time.
Obviously, if there is any gunk or spots on your iron, you should clean it. But also, if your iron drags at all when you move it, it’s definitely time to clean it. Here’s how to best clean an iron.
Dust and Clean Your Lampshades
Lampshades are awkward to clean because they are weird shapes and can’t usually be gotten wet. They have to be cleaned regularly though since dust sticks to them so easily. The simple and most effective way to clean them is just to use a lint roller. The roller will gather up all the dust and leave your shade clean and dust-free!
Car Cleaning Tips
Lint rollers can also be used in cars for quick clean ups. If you are ever in doubt on how to clean car upholstery, this strategy is particularly great if you have pets that sometimes take car rides. After the ride, you can quickly get up any pet hair left behind with the lint roller.
Plus, the rollers are small enough to fit between seats and in other hard-to-reach places and can be stored right in your car. For this and other ways, lint rollers can be used, check here.
The Perfect DIY Drain Unclogger
What works better at unclogging drains than Drain-O? Ever wondered how to best unclog a drain? What’s more environmentally friendly and safe for you, your family, and your pets than Liquid Plummer?
What do you probably have in your house right now that will unclog that stopped up drain? Use it as the best natural vinegar and baking soda drain cleaner you can get. This combo, when combined, creates a chemical reaction that is both fun and functional.
Cleaning Laminate Floors
Laminate flooring is popular because it’s a relatively inexpensive alternative to real wood flooring, and yet looks pretty much as good as wood when new, and because it’s easier to clean than wood. Even though it is easier to clean than wood, it still requires some upkeep to maintain that like-new shine. These homemade floor cleaner tips will keep that floor looking new for years.
Make Faucets Shine Again
Thanks to all the water constantly splashing onto your faucets from dishwashing, tooth-brushing, hand washing, or filling up glasses or pots; your faucets end up with water spots almost immediately after they have been cleaned. However, there is an easy trick that will help you clean those spots with ease and help them stay clean.
Removing Cutting Board Stains
Over time, those bright white cutting boards end up getting a little dingy and discolored. This can make them look dirty even when they are freshly cleaned and scrubbed.
To help bring the white back to your cutting board, you don’t want to use any potentially harmful chemicals, and you don’t have to. All you need is a lemon. For extra tough stains, use salt as well.
We all know towels start to smell after they have been used a few times, but why are they sometimes still a little smelly once they have been washed and dried. The answer is actually in that fabric softener and detergent you use. Both can build up on your towels over time and create that not-so-clean smell even after the towels are washed. This easy method will eliminate that problem, however.
Cleaning Burned Pots and Pans the Homemade Way
Even when you get your pots and pans clean, they still may not be a shiny as you like if they are older. You can keep even your old pots and pans looking shiny and new with a single, simple ingredient. All you need is some Dr. Bronner’s Castile soap. Castile soap is a vegetable oil-based soap that will both clean and shine. Check it out.
DIY Carpet Cleaner
Have stubborn carpet stains that just won’t go away? This method of removing stains works so well it’s dubbed a “magic” solution. You’ll need to take a couple passes at the stain, and if it’s a fresh stain, you’ll need to make sure that you’ve gotten all the excess liquid up before you start. Then, all you need is baking soda, dishwasher soap, white vinegar, and a white washcloth and you will get the best homemade carpet cleaner and super-cheap.
Computer Keyboard Dust Removal
Keyboards are tricky to clean both because they have lots of little moving parts that dirt and grime can get between and inside of and because they have electronic parts so they can’t get wet. You aren’t stuck with a dirty keyboard until you by a new one, however. You can get those keyboards clean with this safe and effective method.
Homemade Granite Cleaner
Granite countertops are a tricky thing to clean. Most commercial cleaners that work fine on other types of surfaces can damage or scratch granite. Luckily, you can save money and save your granite if you know how to clean countertops. Make a homemade recipe using hydrogen peroxide, dish soap, and essential oil. Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle for easy application and get to work!
Permanent marker is, well, permanent. The name says so. But I’m going to tell you a secret. The name lies. Permanent marker isn’t permanent, even if some artistic rugrat got a hold of one and decided your hardwood floor was a great place to draw. In fact, all you need to get rid of that marker stain is toothpaste. Don’t believe me? See for yourself.
Oven Glass Cleaning Tip
Of course, you know to wipe down the outside of the oven glass. And you know to wipe down on the inside of the oven glass. But do you know how to wipe down in between those two panes of oven glass? You don’t need to take your oven door apart as you might think. In fact, you only need a few household items to get that tricky glass inside the oven door. This oven cleaning tutorial will show you how.
Make Your Sneakers White Again
If your sneaker soles used to be white but are now sort of a dingy grey color, even after they are washed, it may be time for from more extreme brightening solutions. The best thing for those shoe soles is toothpaste. Make sure you aren’t using a gel though. Just use the standard white version to keep from undoing your hard work.
Bathroom Cleaner and Tub Scrub Recipe
If you are looking for an all-natural way to clean your bathroom, this recipe is perfect for you. The homemade tub scrub contains three simple ingredients: baking soda, eggshells, and essential oil. The eggshells are crushed to make a calcium powder that gets those tubs scrubbed clean. You can add the essential oil of your choice to create the perfect scent for your cleaner.
Homemade Grout Cleaner
Since grout is usually slightly recessed in the floor or walls, your standard mopping or sponging off of the floor or walls don’t usually get the grout particularly clean. This oversight becomes obvious when your grout starts to turn not-so-clean colors. Don’t worry, though! This homemade cleaner is designed specifically for grout and will have yours looking like new in no time!
DIY Cleaner For Cloudy Eyeglasses
Particularly if you have hard water, you’ll find washing your glasses will result in the glasses become cloudy. This can be a frustrating problem since it is the thing you are using to clean that is making it look dirty. However, this homemade eyeglass cleaner will banish those clouds from your glasses and keep that glassware looking crystal clear and clean.
The Best Homemade Window Cleaner
The biggest trouble with cleaning windows is all the streaks most cleaners leave behind. It’s so difficult to clean windows or mirrors without there being at least one streak left to mark where you cleaned. However, don’t think you have to be stuck with streaky windows forever. This window cleaner will let you have streak-free windows every time you clean!
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