How to Make DIY House Cleaners

Summary: Using different combinations of household ingredients can make so many different types of cleaners, from general all-purpose solutions to specific stain removers.

Keeping a house clean can cost both time and money. You can definitely lower the monetary cost of cleaning a home by making cleaning solutions yourself, with fairly common household ingredients.

Always Have an All-Purpose Cleaner

Baking soda is a great deodorizer and helps shine stainless steel kitchen appliances or bathroom shower heads. Use four tablespoons of baking soda and a quart of warm water to create a cleaner that you can spray on the surface and wipe with a sponge for a spotless shine. You can even make it scented by adding lemon, lime, or herbs like rosemary to the mixture.

Remove Stains from Fabric Furniture

Stained couches can be one of the most difficult things to clean. Mix one fourth cup vinegar, three fourths cups of water and one tablespoon of mild dish soap in a spray bottle. Spray the stained spot and then scrub it with a cloth until the stain lifts out of the fabric. Use a wet, clean towel to rinse the soap out and then dry with a clean towel. Voila, your couch looks as good as new. All you need are new sofa cushions and no one would know you have had it for years.

Making effective household cleaners is easy and inexpensive. There is no reason the new furniture you got from the discount furniture store or The Foam Factory should suffer from stains. There are all sorts of combinations of different household ingredients that will achieve the cleaning results you want.