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Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Household Cleaners that Work!

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Use White Vinegar and Baking Soda to Make Household Cleaners!

Once you get started, it’s really simple! You will: save money, breathe cleaner air, and be earth-friendly. Work with your supporter to make these DIY household cleaners.

White Vinegar

  • White vinegar can get rid of germs and mold.
  • Fill a spray bottle with equal parts white vinegar and water (one cup to one cup). Shake it up and you're ready to clean!
  • Spray and scrub sinks, counter tops, toilets, showers and tubs, floors, refrigerator and wash windows with your vinegar and water mix. Warning: Don’t use vinegar on marble.

More Household Cleaning Uses for White Vinegar:

  • Clean toilets. Pour one cup of vinegar in toilet bowl. Let it sit for 15 minutes. Flush and you are done!
  • Get rid of carpet stains. Mix one tablespoon white vinegar, one tablespoon dish soap and two cups warm water. Rub onto the carpet stain, rinse, and dry.
  • Remove nasty odors. Put a bowl of white vinegar in the kitchen overnight. Or, simmer a cup of white vinegar on the stove.

Baking Soda

  • To mix, put baking soda in a resealable container. Add enough water to the baking soda to make a paste.
  • Use on hard to clean surfaces like tiles and stove tops. Rinse with water after use.

More Household Cleaning Uses for Baking Soda:

  • Brightening Clothes. Add a cup of dry baking soda to a load of laundry.
  • Clean Carpet Odors. Put dry baking soda on carpet. Let it sit for 15 minutes. Vacuum.
Last updated on Mon, 06/27/2016 - 16:40