DIY Cleaning Supplies

by Leah Schoenle

It can be difficult to find you normal haul of cleaning supplies during this time. Empty aisles at the store may have you wondering how to keep up with a messy home. However, with a few common household items, DIY cleaning supplies are as easy as ever to recreate!

DIY Floor Cleaner

This two-ingredient floor cleaner works on sealed floors and non-porous tiled floors. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil for scent if you please. This mixture can be used in a spray mop, mop and bucket style, or with a rag.

What you’ll need:

  • White vinegar
  • Water
  • Bucket and mop or cloth
  • Essential oil (optional)

Instructions:

Mix your solution of one cup of white vinegar to one gallon of warm water. If you are opting to use an essential oil add 8-10 drops. If you do not use all of the mixture, it stores just fine for next time.

Ready to clean! If you are using a spray mop, place the solution into the compartment. Spray and wipe your floors being careful to not over saturate. If needed, wipe excess solution with a dry cloth.

Removing Grease from Pots and Pans

This DIY cleaning solution involves a random item – dryer sheets! No one likes cooking dinner and then spending double the time cleaning up. This DIY hack will save you time at the kitchen sink.

What you’ll need:

  • Dryer sheets
  • Water
  • Spatula
  • Baking soda (optional)

Instructions:

Fill your problem pots or pans with hot water. Place one unused dryer sheet in each.

Let the pots and pans sit overnight. This allows the water to be sully saturated with the dryer sheet.

In the morning, remove the dryer sheet and use the spatula to remove the gunk for the pots or pans. In the chance that some grease and gunk still sticks, pour out the water and coat the pot or pan with a layer of baking soda. Let sit for a few hours and then wipe clean.

Glass and Shiny Surfaces Cleaner

-From your windows to mirrors to your shower doors this mix guarantees that your shiny surfaces will be streak free! You can even use this solution on your chrome bathroom fixtures.

What you’ll need:

  • Rubbing alcohol
  • White vinegar
  • Corn starch
  • Warm water
  • Microfiber cloth or newspaper
  • Spray bottle

Instructions:

Combine ingredients. Ina spray bottle, mix a quarter of a cup of vinegar, a quarter of a cup of rubbing alcohol, two cups of warm water and one tablespoon of corn starch. Shake your spray bottle to fully mix.

Spray your surface with the solution.

Wipe the surface clean with the microfiber towel or newspaper.

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