Using store-bought commercial cleaners can be risky. Some cleaners contain harsh cleaners that could be damaging if you use them on the wrong flooring or piece of furniture. It can be hard to tell which cleaners are safe and which ones you should shun. There is an easy way to clean your home with risk-free products: You can make your own!
At Quality Janitorial, we know all about which cleaners can help or harm your home. If you’re unsure as to which cleaning products you should get, consider getting into the DIY spirit by making your own! Here are four of the most versatile and useful DIY cleaning products.
One of the most versatile and easiest D.I.Y. cleaning products out there is white vinegar. Mix it together with equal parts warm water and you’ve got a powerful spray that works as a very effective all-purpose cleaner. This vinegar spray is great for handling stains, especially on carpets and other hard-to-clean surfaces. An added benefit of this spray is that it isn’t full of harsh chemicals that could damage your upholstery or furniture, unlike some commercial cleaning products.
You can even use the vinegar spray as a glass cleaner! All you have to do is add in a teaspoon of dish soap to ½ cup of white vinegar and three cups of distilled water.
Bathroom Powder Scrub
You can use this cleaner to scrub clean your bathroom counters and sinks. You can even use it to freshen up your toilet and bathtub! You can apply the mixture using a sponge. To make the scrub, use these ingredients:
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1 cup borax
- ½ cup sea salt
- 6 drops of essential oil
Making your own laundry soap is easier than you’d think. The hardest part is making the soap flakes. You can buy pre-made soap flakes online, or you can make your own. All you need is a bar of soap and a cheese grater. Grate the soap until you have about two cups of soap flakes. Then you mix your laundry soap together using these ingredients:
- 2 cups soap flakes
- 1 cup borax powder
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1 cup washing soda
Mix them together thoroughly and voila! You’ve got laundry soap. This D.I.Y. cleaning product works best with hot water, so make sure the water is nice and warm before you start dropping your mixture in.
Lemon Oil Duster
Dust can wreck havoc on a home. It can be a fire hazard, it can irritate and aggravate your allergies and it can damage your furniture over time. You can use a lemon oil duster mix to clean the dust off and refresh your home’s surfaces. All you need is:
- 10 drops pure lemon oil
- A few drops of olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
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For more cleaning tips or to learn more about Quality Janitorial Services, give us a call at 602-487-7068.