Making your home sparkling clean often involves expensive, chemical-filled products, but that doesn’t have to be the case. DIY cleaning solutions can make your home shine using ingredients you probably already have in your cabinets leaving more money in your wallet and less unfavorable particles in the air.


With just three ingredients you can practically clean your entire house!

What you need:

• 4 ounces rubbing alcohol

• 14 ounces water

• 6 ounces distilled white vinegar

Pour all ingredients into a clean spray bottle and shake well. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil for a pleasing aroma.


Looking for a more natural way to get rid of soap scum? The solution might be in your refrigerator!

What you need:

• Kosher salt

• ½ a grapefruit

Sprinkle a layer of salt onto the cut side of the grapefruit. Then rub the grapefruit on the area that needs to be cleaned.


Clean and polish stainless steel appliances with this unbeatable combination.

What you need:

• Dish soap

• Mineral oil

• 3 microfiber rags

Lightly moisten a rag and add a small amount of dish soap. Wipe with the grain of the stainless steel. When finished, dry with a clean towel. Next, put a few drops of mineral oil on a rag and polish.


Fight non-greasy carpet stains with this simple mixture.

What you need:

• Hot water

• Baking soda

Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the stain. Spritz with hot water until slightly damp. Cover the spot with a damp washcloth and leave overnight. Vacuum and repeat if needed.

Don’t forget to always test a small, hard-to-see spot before using any type of new cleaning solution, and never mix store-bought cleaning products.

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