If you are considering using homemade cleaning products, check out what is available in your own kitchen. It is becoming very popular as more people turn to homemade “green” friendly alternative cleaning solutions.  Here are some homemade cleaning tips:

White distilled vinegar Is a great all round cleaner. With a natural acidic base that is great at removing dirt and grime on most household surfaces. Avoid using on marble surfaces as the acid will damage the surface. Put in a spray bottle diluted with water and label.  Use a new clean spray bottle as trace amounts of the previous contents could still be contained within.

The next biggest thing to give white vinegar a run for it’s money, would be baking soda. Baking soda is commonly known for deodorizing in the fridge and freezer but can have allot of other cleaning purposes.  When it’s done it’s time in the fridge, don’t throw it out, recycle it down your drain, with cool water to freshen up.

To soften fabrics, use with your detergent in your washer.
Make a great scrubber by sprinkling on a dampened sponge and clean the bathroom sink, bathtub and tiles, rinse well
Sprinkle all over the bottom of your oven, slightly dampen, let sit.  Use a rubber spatula to remove remaining gunk and wipe clean
Got brown stains on your oven window.  Get ride of them by making a  thick paste of baking soda and water and apply to the oven window  and let it sit for 10- 15 minutes before cleaning off.

Salt is a wonderful natural abrasive the is good to clean pots and wooden chopping boards. Try de-clogging  your drains,  by mixing one part lemon juice, vinegar and salt.

A very slightly dampened cotton cloth with mineral oil  or olive oil  to polish wooden furniture.

These are just a few of the homemade cleaning products you probably have on hand. Using homemade cleaning products and going “green” doesn’t have to mean spending allot of money!

Ann Coltin is an author and enjoys writing articles helping others get their homes organized and speed cleaned. To learn more homemade cleaning tips go to the website at http://www.CleaningDetails.com and sign up for the free newsletter. See you soon!

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