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Homemade Cleaner Recipes

Posted By Alyssa Francis On May 1, 2009 @ 12:30 pm In Frugal Friday,Guest Post | 11 Comments

The following is a guest post from Heidi of Frugal Girls [1].
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Making Homemade Cleaning Solutions is one way I have personally found to really save money. If you haven’t started making your own cleaning solutions yet, now may just be the time!

It honestly took me a while before I was willing to try this, but after I did a quick analysis of how much money I could save, I knew it was time to start making up some frugal cleaning solutions of my own! These solutions literally cost about 40 cents or so to make, as opposed to the $3 – $4 price tag you’ll often see on cleaners at the store.

The following is tried and true “recipes” for homemade all-purpose cleaner. Just a few simple ingredients, and you’re on your way to some effective and thrifty solutions!

Homemade 409

  • 2 Tbsp. Distilled White Vinegar
  • 1 Tsp. Borax
  • 1/8 cup Dawn dish soap
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/3 cup Dawn dish soap
  • 1/3 cup Ammonia
  • 3 Tbsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 cup water

Pour vinegar, borax and hot water into spray bottle. Then continue filling spray bottle with cool water. Add dawn dish soap last. No need to shake.

This is a great cleaner, because the vinegar acts as a disinfectant!

Homemade Laundry Stain Remover

I was skeptical of this one at first, but I have two boys that are dirt and grass-stain magnets, and this stain remover has never let me down!

  • 1/3 cup Dawn dish soap
  • 1/3 cup Ammonia
  • 3 Tbsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 cup water

Mix all ingredients together and store in an empty spray bottle (I use an old “Shout” spray bottle).

If you have never tried making your own cleaning solutions, I’d highly encourage you to try! It is easy to do, and you might be amazed at how much money you’ll save!

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