(Closed) Do You DIY Household Cleaning “Products”?

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Stain remover (especially red wine): hydrogen peroxide with liquid dish soap (can dilute it with water depending on how bad the stains are).

 

Instead of windex on windows I use white vinegar – works like a charm without streaks (also use it on floors and countertops and as a boosting agent in dishwasher and laundry)

 

Sometimes in the bathroom I use baking soda and water instead of the vinegar, especially on grout.

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Sometimes I use baking soda in the wash. If things are smelling bad like I forgot a load in the machine, I’ll add baking soda to the wash water.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I use a little distilled white vinegar & water (equal parts) to clean my windows & computer monitor!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I want to eventually make my own, but ATM we’re living with FIL’s and since Future Father-In-Law owns a local grocery store chain, we end up getting the “unsellable” food. Usually it’s just stuff that had a boxcutter go through it or stuff that’s a little past it’s expiration date.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

It does smell for like an hour or two if I clean all the floors but just cleaning the counters, it’s just a few minutes.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I use baking soda and vinegar on the carpets when one of our pets has an accident. It is basically the same thing as oxyclean just DIY.

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Somebody I know swears by Young Living 100% therapeutic oils–she drops them in a spray bottle with water and cleans with those. Also they have a Thieves brand she really loves. I haven’t used it (i just use the 409 in the bottle or some orange cleaner I have, not real exciting but no point throwing it all out yet and I’m not sure how I feel about the no-chemical hype for some places of the house–sometimes i feel like bleachy stuff is the only way to go, haha. Or Resolve, for kitty puke on our carpet. Yuck) but she swears by it. Says her house smells lemony and clean without harsh chemicals.

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I HATE lysol. It’s so nasty. I don’t like the antiseptic smell at all…all my cleaners are definitely ‘fresh scent’ style so i really like them. One of them was a special one i bought to kill fungus (when the cats had ringworm) and it smells sorta minty and fresh. I love it.

It takes SO long to use up a bottle of cleaner, though. Ugh. Maybe it’s cuz I don’t clean enough? =] Or cuz our kitchen is so icky with grease, haha.

I clean my linoleum with ammonia. It’s the WORST. Even lemon-scented is harsh. But i majored in chemistry so things that smell icky to most people don’t bother me as much. I’ve huffed too many things

Post # 15
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Honey bee

Thank you!

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