We all struggle with streamlining house chores without going overboard on our budget or using nasty chemicals.
Sadly, it’s easier said than done for many people, as organic products are most expensive. However, this is not always the case. Replacing chemical-based products with your own household concoctions could save you a lot of money in the long run.
The best part? You probably already have most of the ingredients that you’ll be needing for these simple recipes. And if you take your time to prepare several batches of these products, you won’t need to waste time going to the store or preparing a batch every week or so.
Carpet Stain Remover
Cover the carpet stain with baking soda in its entirety. Next, combine half and half of white vinegar and water in a spray bottle.
Spray the solution on the baking soda and let it sit for three hours. afterwards, scrub gently with a nylon brush, then wait for the carpet to dry overnight. Finally, vacuum the baking soda residue and scrub whatever remains with a nylon brush.
Tile and Wooden Floor Cleaner
You can use the same combination of water and white vinegar to cleans tiles and wooden floors. However, you should note that when applied on larger areas, vinegar tends to smell a little too much.
Make sure the room is well-ventilated before applying this solution. If that’s not possible, then add a few drops of essential oils. To apply the solution, you can use a spray mop or a bucket and cloth to achieve the same results.
This one is a little trickier because it is very easy to mess up the quantity of each ingredient. Instead, you could buy nontoxic brands to achieve the same great dishwashing results without the use of chemicals.
However, if you still want to risk it, here’s what you need to do:
- One cup of baking soda
- One cup of citric acid
- Half a cup of tablet salt
- One cup of citric acid
Place the ingredients in a jar, stir or shake to combine them all, and put a tightly sealed lid on the jar. After a few hours, you should have the detergent ready. Use one tablespoon per load, or two for extra heavily-soiled pots and pans. Note that you may notice several white spots left on the dishes if the concentration of one or more ingredients is too much or too little.
Tub and Shower Cleaner
Whether you’re dealing with mildew or soap scum, household ingredients can come in handy here as well.
For mildew, the process is fairly simple. Spray white vinegar on the affected area and let it sit for half an hour or preferably a full hour. Next, rinse the area with warm water and scrub if necessary. some people don’t like mildew at all, but you should still use a sponge to scrub it if it doesn’t go away when rinsing.
As for soap scum, mix half water and half vinegar just like in most of the previous recipes from this article. Spray the mixture onto the affected surface and let it sit for a couple of minutes. Wipe away the remains with a clean cloth. Note that you might need to repeat the process several times due to soap scum’s properties.
We hope that you’ve found these solutions to be helpful. Do you know more similar recipes as the ones shown above? Share them with our community in the comment section down below.