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Cleaning has become a nightmare since I’ve had the twins
Not just because I never have the time, but the products in home cleaners are terrifying!
Before the babies, I never second guessed what I was putting on my counters, floors, clothes or anywhere else. But now all of the cleaners I have collected over the years are just sitting under my kitchen sink because I am too anxious to use them.
My twins aren’t even mobile yet, and I am this anxious.
Can you tell I am a first time mom?
You probably can. But you were (or currently are) the same way.
Or you’re just looking for a healthier alternative to every day cleaners and you think I’m crazy.
Whichever it might be, welcome!
I have been making these cleaners for the past five months (since the twins were born) and I honestly think these three cleaners do just as good, if not better at their cleaning jobs.
The three cleaning products are an all purpose cleaner, window cleaner and disinfectant.
Keep reading for how I make each of my DIY house cleaners and some tricks I have for you along the way!
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Before we dive into the how-to of the home cleaners- I wanted to get into what you’ll need for everything and why.
- three empty spray bottles (different colored nozzles are a plus!)
- three different colored sharpies (same colors as nozzles)
- clear tape
- rubbing alcohol
- baking soda
- dish soap
Okay now that you have everything you need, go ahead and label your bottles.
You could just write on them with sharpie, but I find that if that’s all you do, the sharpie wears off after a while.
So when I label containers I first write with sharpie and then put some clear tape over it. You could also paint over the sharpie with clear nail polish.
Now that your bottles are labeled, lets get into the mixin’
All Purpose Cleaner:
What you’ll need-
- 2 Cups Cold Water
- 1/2 Cup Vinegar
- 1 TSP Baking Soda
- 1 TSP Dish Soap
Shake the baking soda into the bottle first, and then add the soap, followed by the water and vinegar.
You will see a slight reaction between the substances.
I have found the best way to combine everything without the mixture pouring out of the top of the bottle is to slowly swirl the bottle before putting the spray nozzle on.
And then once you do put the nozzle on, screw it tight, let it sit for a few seconds and then unscrew slowly to release some of the built up pressure. Then re-screw and you should be good to go!
I promise that was the most complicated of the DIY Home Cleaners I am sharing with you today!
This one is super simple. And I think it works better than any other glass cleaner I’ve ever tried.
I mean, look at that. I sprayed the caked on mud on my back patio slider a few times and the mud actually wiped away in one swipe. Usually I have to scrub or spray a few more times to get the dog-caked-on mud off.
What you’ll need:
- One Cup Cold Water
- One Cup Vinegar
Yes, that is it. This easy DIY cleaner has been hiding in your home for years.
But now you know!
And for the last cleaner on my list- the one you will probably use the most. Well, if you’re a mom anyways.
I spray this on everything. Especially right now during flu season.
I use it as a quick wipe down for toys, to clean their bigger ticket items (like the bouncer), and to quickly disinfect any other surfaces they may get their grimy little hands on.
What you’ll need:
- One Cup Cold Water
- One Cup Rubbing Alcohol
Again, that is it. Two ingredients you probably already had laying around the house with other purposes until today!
Let me know in the comments how well these diy home cleaners worked for you!
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