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Spring Cleaning the Natural Inexpensive Way

Our Spring blog series continues with Spring Cleaning tips. Your home is your largest investment and the place where you spend a lot of time. Keeping your home clean and tidy helps to maintain the value of your home. My mother would say a clean home is a happy home. We all know how good it feels when the job is done. We also know how expensive cleaning supplies can be. Making your cleaning products at home can be both cost-effective and environmentally friendly. Here are some simple recipes for homemade cleaning products:

All-Purpose Cleaner:

Mix equal parts of water and white vinegar in a spray bottle.
Add a few drops of essential oil (such as lemon or tea tree oil) for a pleasant scent and extra antibacterial properties.
Shake well before each use.

Glass Cleaner:

Combine 1 cup of water with 1 cup of white vinegar in a spray bottle.
Optionally, add a tablespoon of cornstarch for extra cleaning power.
Shake well before use and spray onto glass surfaces, then wipe clean with a lint-free cloth or newspaper.

home made cleaning products made from baking soda and vinegar.

Disinfectant Spray:

Mix 1 part rubbing alcohol (at least 70% concentration) with 1 part water in a spray bottle.
Add a few drops of essential oil for fragrance, if desired.
Shake well before each use and spray on surfaces. Let it sit for a few minutes before wiping clean.

Scouring Scrub:

Combine baking soda and water to form a paste.
Apply the paste to surfaces that need scrubbing, such as sinks, tubs, or countertops.
Scrub with a sponge or brush, then rinse thoroughly.

Wood Polish:

Mix equal parts of olive oil and white vinegar in a spray bottle.
Add a few drops of lemon essential oil for a fresh scent.
Spray onto a soft cloth and rub onto wooden surfaces in a circular motion.

Toilet Bowl Cleaner:

Sprinkle baking soda liberally into the toilet bowl.
Pour vinegar into the bowl, allowing it to fizz and bubble.
Let it sit for a few minutes, then scrub with a toilet brush and flush.

Lastly, if you love Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, you might want to make them yourself. We love them except they don’t last long and they get expensive. Click here for a cool article on making your own.

Remember to label your homemade cleaning products properly and store them safely, especially if you have children or pets at home. Also, it’s a good idea to test these solutions on a small, inconspicuous area before using them on a larger scale to ensure compatibility with your surfaces. If you don’t own a home just yet, we can help with that too. We’re building new, single family homes of all sizes throughout Florida and Coastal Alabama. To find your new home, visit

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