Just like nature is refreshing itself, most of us are also feeling the call to do a bit more cleaning than usual.
One way I personally motivate myself is to have a couple of ready-made cleaning supply kits. They help me get motivated and also make house cleaning much easier.
You might notice that I said cleaning kits, plural. I recommend keeping a separate bucket of cleaning products in each major cleaning area, i.e. a complete set for kitchen & a separate set for each bathroom.
Each bucket should contain sponges, gloves, cleaner sprays & separate specialty items (depending on the room) such as toilet bowl cleaner, shower door spray or oven cleaner. Making your own cleaners is super easy and I am posting a few eco-friendly recipes below.
When you are ready to tackle your spring deep cleaning projects, simply pull out your bucket & begin cleaning! Once the job is completed, put it back in the cabinet under the sink and you’ll be ready to maintain your fabulous and sparkling clean results.
These eco-friendly cleaning solutions will save you money and help Mother Earth at the same time! You will need to pick up a few new spray bottles and you will be set up with some of the best homemade cleaners around!
Here are the recipes to create your very own eco-friendly cleaning products:
- All purpose cleaner | 1 teaspoon dish soap: 4 cups water
- Disinfectant | 1 part rubbing alcohol: 1 part water
- Glass cleaner | 1 part vinegar: 1 part water
- Tub & Tile cleaner | 1 part vinegar: 1 part dish soap
- Degreaser | 1 part vegetable oil: 2 parts baking soda
If you like scented cleaning products, feel free to add a few drops of your favorite essential oils into each mix. I love adding orange or tangerine to mine!
Learn from my mistakes and before you begin, do yourself a favor and either buy different colored bottles for each mix OR label them as soon as you add the liquids so you will know what is what! Trust me, I have made this mistake before thinking I would remember and ended up with mystery bottles of . . . ?
Go ahead and take the first step towards a fresh home this spring and download my comprehensive Spring Cleaning Checklist by clicking here.
Have fun eliminating those dust bunnies under your bed and the fuzzes inside your lampshades!
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