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Cleaning Supplies You Can Make at Home

You’re staring down at a hot mess; small portions of your soup have spilled over on the floor. You shrug off that dreadful feeling because your favorite cleaning product is sitting pretty in your kitchen cupboard. 

The dread sets in when you notice that you’d run out of cleaning supplies. So, you start thinking of making that unconventional trip to the mall before the mess dries up. 

But what if you could whip up a cleaning solution right there that will tackle that stain on the floor effortlessly without you having to make that mall trip?  

Most of what you need to make that powerful, natural, and non-toxic home cleaning supply are located in one spot: your pantry. The Porch Swing Store explores some of them, with different uses, saving you from draining your wallet.

Kitchen Deodorizer/Cleaner

Kitchen deodorizers and cleaners are just what you need to leave your kitchen sparkling clean and odorless. It is also perfect for shinning stainless steel appliances and sinks. 

You’ll need the following materials:

  • 4 tablespoons of baking soda
  • 1 quart of warm water. 
  • Spray bottle 

In order to deodorize kitchen surfaces, make a solution from the above items; spray and wipe gently. 

To remove the blemish from stainless steel, apply the mix on a damp cloth and brush the steel on the direction of the grain. You can rinse and dry after when the stain is gone. 

Carpet Stain Remover 

Carpet stains are an unpleasant sight. Thankfully, it can be removed just as easily as it appeared there. You will need the following ingredients 

  • White vinegar 
  • Spray bottle 
  • Baking soda
  • Vacuum cleaner 
  • Scrub brush 
  • Water 

Once you spot a stain on the carpet, cover the section with baking soda, and spray the mix on it. It will start foaming but don’t allow that worry you. Wait for 3 hours before brushing the spot clean. 

Toilet Deodorizer/Deep-Cleaner 

Many toilet cleaners sold at the malls are made with harsh chemicals that would react with your skin in a bad way. You can take advantage of these non-toxic ingredients and make your toilet odor-free and clean. 

  • Baking soda 
  • Essential oil
  • Tea tree oil 
  • Spray bottle 
  • White vinegar 
  • Paper towels 

Mix everything into a spray bottle and spray it over your toilet. Scrub gently with your toilet brush and clean it afterward with a paper towel. For stubborn stains, you can scrub it with a pumice stone. 

Glass cleaner

Your windows and mirrors need to be spotlessly clean. Next time you fancy cleaning your glass and mirror, make use of the following ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of corn starch
  • 2 cups of warm water 
  • Spray bottle
  • ¼ cup of white vinegar 
  • ¼ cup of rubbing alcohol

Mix these ingredients into the spray bottle and shake it vigorously for it to coalesce. You can then spray it on the glass, mirror, or any shiny surface and wipe it clean with a cloth. 

Mildew and soap scum remover 

It’s difficult to not pay attention to the grime, and soap scum on the walls and bathroom floor when you shower. You can remove them easily making use of the following:

  • White vinegar 
  • Water 
  • Spray bottle 
  • Liquid dishwasher 

Spray the solution made from these products on affected areas and leave it for 40 minutes. Use a cloth to wipe it off clean. 

Homemade cleaning supplies are the best when you consider their cost-effectiveness and overall safety. So, when next you spot a stain somewhere, try out these methods. 

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