Awesome Cleaning Solutions You Can Make At Home

The cleaners I’m about to share with you not only are very effective with cleaning but some of them are also environmentally eco friendly!  For example: baking soda and vinegar!  What also makes these ingredients so appealing is they are also quite inexpensive.  Check out these awesome creative cleaners below!


Great for: Windows and mirrors and other surfaces

What is needed:
• 2 1/3 cups water
• 1/3 cup white or cider vinegar
• 1/3 cup rubbing alcohol (70% concentration)
• 1 to 3 drops of orange essential oil, which gives the solution a lovely smell (optional)  I like the smell of clean and fresh!

How to apply the glass cleaner: Combine ingredients and mix them into a spray bottle. Spray on a paper towel or soft cloth first, then on the glass. Hint: Don’t clean windows on a hot, sunny day because the solution will dry too quickly and leave lots of streaks.  Sometimes a side of water can help keep it wet until fully cleaned.


Great for: Rust stains on porcelain or enamel sinks and tubs

• 1/3 a lemon
• 1/3 cup borax (a laundry booster; find it in the detergent aisle)

The heavy-duty scrub application b: Easily dip the lemon into the borax and scrub the sweet surface; then rinse well. (Do know that this application mixture is not safe for marble or granite.)


Best for: Oven hoods, grills, dishwashers and many other grimy areas

Ingredients are:
• 1/3 cup of sudsy ammonia that is mixed with enough water to complete a one-gallon container. (The awesome Sudsy ammonia has detergent in it that simply helps remove all tough grime.)

How to apply the sweet grease cleaner: Simply dip a sponge or mop into the solution and scrub over the dirty surface. When finished rinse area with clear clean water.


Great for: Kitchen counters, appliances, bathtubs and inside your nasty refrigerator

• 4 tablespoons of baking soda
• 1 quart of boiling heated H2O

How to apply all-purpose cleaner and smell remover:: Pour solution on a clean sponge or towel and simply wipe like you would your runny nose.


Great for: Badly stained washable or bleach able clothing

• 1 gallon boiling heated H2O
• 3/4 cup powdered of dishwasher detergent
• 3/4 of a cup of regular liquid chlorine bleach (make sure it’s not the ultra or concentrate one)

How to apply last-resort clothing stain remover: Mix and pour ingredients into a stainless steel, plastic, or enamel bowl (but not the aluminum kind).  Then soak the garment for up to 16 to 22 minutes. If stain is still there then let it soak a bit longer. After this stage is completed you can wash the garment as usual with boiling heated H2O.


Great for: Basically almost anywhere you’ve accidentally left a water ring (but not on unfinished wood, lacquer, or antiques).

• One part white non-gel toothpaste to one part baking soda, not coca cola!

How to apply the white water ring remover: Simply dampen a white cloth with water, add then sweaty toothpaste mixture, and rub with the grain mixed into it to buff over the ring. Then take a dry cloth and gently wipe it off.  Then use another soft cloth for a final shine. Polish as you would a car.  With this method you should save lots of money because most products for this sort of cleaning can be expensive.


• 1/3 cup powdered lemon or pure orange juice drink

How to apply dishwasher stain remover: To remove rust from the inside walls you will simply pour the powder (which contains citric acid or citric acid crystals) into the detergent cup and then run cycle on the  regular setting. Repeat as you see necessary.  When finished take a look and prepare to be glazed and awesomely amazed!


Great for: Non-lacquered cabinet pulls or knobs, bathroom appointments, other brass things, and much more…

• White vinegar or lemon juice
• Sea salt

How to apply brass cleaner: Start with a dampened sponge or towel with vinegar or lemon juice, then simply sprinkle on the sea salt. Then lightly rub over the surface area.  Then rinse thoroughly with hot water.  When your done you can dry with a clean soft cloth.


Great for: Natural stone counter tops or other surface areas

• A drop or two of mild dish washing liquid (very important to use non-citrus-scented)
• 2 ¼ cups hot water

How to apply marble cleaner: Mix the detergent and hot water. Wipe the sponge over marble and rinse completely to remove all of the soapy residue. Buff with a white soft cloth; do not let the marble air-dry. Caution: Never use vinegar, lemon, or any other acidic cleaner on marble or granite surfaces; because they are soft stones it will eat into the stone.  Not good!

I hope this blog is helpful to someone.  It is my desire to provide good information to help people with their cleaning needs.  If you are in Denton TX, Lewisville TX, Flower Mound TX, Frisco TX, Little Elm or Carrollton TX and need carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, air duct cleaning or tile, pet odor removal and grout cleaning then you can contact us at or 940-206-2372.