5 fabulous diy cleaners

5 Fabulous ( and Cheap) DIY Cleaners or Your Cleanest Home EVER

Tired of having so many different cleaners for cleaning the house? Motivated to cut down on cleaning products and reduce toxic chemical use, I turned to my pantry and cupboards to make my own cleaning products.

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Homemade Butcher Block Cleaner

I love cooking and baking for my family so, needless to say my butcher block gets a lot of usage. Cleaning it has always been a tedious task for me. Now, after a quick scrub with a little bit of soap and water, I use a homemade butcher block cleaner. Not only does it cut the cleaning time in half but it also leaves my kitchen smelling nice and ensures a clean surface.
Here are the easy steps you too can follow to prepare your own homemade cleaner:

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Cleaning Kitchen Cabinets

It's time to spring clean and I wanted to share how I clean my kitchen cabinets. It is so easy and you only need 1 key ingredient for success! You can see more of my crazy creations here

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How to Remove Spots on Wood

This is a find and fix it that you will definitely want to file away for when those accidents happen to your gorgeous wood furniture pieces. Ever left a nice fatty ring from your cup of coffee on your gorgeous wooden coffee table? Or had the steam from your boiling tea kettle blast up onto a nearby wooden cabinet? Or better yet had your coffee pot overflow with a leak and drip down your front cabinet? YEP. All that has happened to me before. But thank goodness for this trick!!Original Blog PostPhoto Cred: Jessica HeltonWebsite: http://www.alittlelongdistance.com/

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How to Clear a Clogged Sink Drain (Without Chemicals)

If your sink drain is backing up, try these simple steps to clean out the trap before you shell out money for a plumber (or a liquid plumber).And for more easy home maintenance and DIY tips that anyone can do, be sure to follow me over at Single Girl's DIY.

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Clean Your Kitchen With Basic Products

It's after the holidays, the guests are gone, and your kitchen needs a little love. In this tutorial I will show you my favorite way to clean my kitchen using products you have in your kitchen. The best part - you probably already have everything you need! You can see more of my crazy creations here

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Easy Stainless Steel Polishing Trick for $1

Ever finish stainless steel cleaning on your sink or stove, only to have it look grimy and still have white spots when you're done? Stainless steel is almost an oxymoron. It feels like a waste of effort, and I hate all the toxins that are in store bought metal polish. A friend gave me this tip for polishing stainless steel with something so non toxic, it's used on babies -- baby oil!
Step 1: Pour the Oil onto Your Stainless Steel

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How to Clean a Kitchen Sink Naturally

The kitchen is one of the hardest places in the house for me to keep clean. Since I have allergies and it is where I prepare food, I do not want to use harsh chemicals, but still want clean surfaces. I have found that Baking Soda and Vinegar is a miracle cleaner, that is natural, and can be used all around the house!

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Reviewing Our Solid Surface Countertops - 6 Months In

Back in February, we had LG HI-MACS solid surface countertops installed in our kitchen. Now that it's been about 6 months, I thought I'd come back and share how they're doing and how we like them so far. When we were shopping for counters, we couldn't find very much information or reviews (other than from the company directly) on this material, so hopefully this will help you, if you're thinking of having these installed yourself.

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Cleaning a Stainless Steel Sink

This sink was dull and dingy and needed to be clean and shiny. Another DIY using baking soda and vinegar made this happen.

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Spring Cleaning Thoughts, Tips, DIYS

What do you do when it comes to spring cleaning? Do you do extra cleaning this time of year, or are you one who doesn't have to do it? Are you one who I intend to be one day (who am I kidding?) ,that doesn't need to have a hard cleaning because your house is immaculate? Join me today as we talk cleaning.

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Porcelain Sink Like New

My kitchen sink is white and became old and rusted with stains, no matter how much I scrubbed and bleached it! I was still a little embarrassed when guest came over and offered to help clean up, I would try to deter them because of my shameful kitchen sink.

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How To Clean Your Home With Vinegar

Vinegar has acidity in it which breaks through a lot of germs and grease. Most everyone already has this in your home already - now just start using it to clean! You can see more of my crazy creations here

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Never Ending Kitchen Soap Dispenser

Today one of my biggest kitchen pet peeves is solved! That would be the built in soap dispenser that comes with the sink. It has the smallest bottle for soap that needs to be constantly refilled.

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How To Make Disposal Cleaning Pods

An easy recipe to make your own garbage disposal pods that will leave your disposal smelling clean and fresh.

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DIY Cleaning Solutions

Some easy cleaning recipes with ingredients you probably already have!

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How to Remove Adhesive Residue From Darn Near Any Surface!

I’m sure the good folks at hometalk will figure out what happened here, I went off to finish this project and take some snaps . I do hope they will connect this to my earlier draft!But guess what- when you let duct tape residue sit for an additional YEAR it get a bit resistant! Still in all in less than an hour it’s history with no cabinet damage!pictures : I hope will load in order!Photo1-supplies 4 absorbent paper towel sections (1 for each spot) bottle of micellular water- for removal of waterproof make- up an old nubby washclothPhoto2-fold each paper towel section to a size to cover your spot to be treated, then soak liberally with the Micellular water.Photo 3 - Apply the soaking “plaster” and allow to sit until residue moves freely to touch Photo 4- When the residue is “loose” enousgh to move you can speed things up a bit by gently moving the loosend portion around in a circular motion with the pads of your fingertips. The adhesive will grab on to other adhesive particles and you will not become stick. You can also use the soaking plaster to wipe away the residue once it has softened enough. Photo5- for those tiny bits that are a bit more resistant, soak a corner of your nubby washcloth down with the micellular solution and use the nubby surface to gently buff away the remainder of the adhesive! Okay! Give the whole thing a bit of a polish because it’s obviously been neglected! And Violâ! Photo6 (Please Try This at home!) It it is also fabulous for washing spray adhesive off of your hands!

homemade lemon soft scrub

Homemade Lemon Soft Scrub

Homemade cleaners are a great way to save money and this lemon soft scrub is one of my new favorites. I've found it works especially well for cleaning away soap scum from sinks and showers.

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These kitchen changes and habits will make your home safer and more beautiful!

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Grimy Granite Gone, Girl!

A cheap and easy DIY home remedy for removing that hazy film on granite countertops.

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Deep Cleaning Your Kitchen

It's that time of year again ... spring cleaning. It's a little elbow grease, and I love the way it looks when it's done. I like to keep it as simple as possible and thought I'd share how I spring clean my kitchen with you.

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Granite Cleaner

It’s easy to make your own granite cleaner. It works great and can save you money. Take a few minutes and mix some up today.

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Green Cleaning- Kitchen Sink

It's a sad but true reality that many of the cleaning products we bring into our homes are heavily scented and may even be harmful to our health. I loved and used them faithfully until developed sensitivities. I use alternative products now for cleaning and light dusting but I needed a suitable replacement for an abrasive cleaner and a disinfectant. The solution was in my pantry all along....baking soda and vinegar!