We get it, not everyone is in the financial situation where a cleaning company is an ideal choice. We’ve been there. However, that doesn’t mean you have to clean your home with chemicals that fill your lungs and empty your pockets. We’ve managed to create a complete cleaning kit that is affordable, cleans every room in your house, and doesn’t take up a ton of precious closet space!
We’ll start off with our secret weapon, the all-purpose cleaner. This incredibly easy to make cleaner works literally anywhere in your home and is a fraction of the cost of buying pre-made cleaners. It also smells absolutely divine!
To make this all-purpose cleaner, all you need to do is:
- Take an empty spray bottle
- Measure out 2 oz. of Rubbing Alcohol (99%)
- Drop in approximately 3 drops of essential oil (Lemongrass is our personal favourite!)
- Fill the rest of the bottle up with water
- VOILA! Your all-purpose cleaner is ready to kick some ass!
You can even use this stuff to clean your floors! Just spray it and mop in an ‘S’ figure to collect all the dirt your vacuum leaves behind!
TIP: You can even change your essential oils to match the season! We love putting Peppermint Oil in at Christmas time!
Next, we’ll mix the shower cleaner! This cleaner is a killer on soap scum, easy on your hands and lungs, and it’s insanely cheap!
All you will need is:
- Pure white vinegar
- Dawn Platinum dish soap
- An empty container.
After you have everything on the list, measuring is simple: One part Dawn to three parts vinegar!
Once you have your shower cleaner mixed, all you’ll need to finish the shower part of your kit is: a bucket, Mr Clean Magic Eraser (or an abrasive sponge-depending on how delicate your shower tiling is), and a squeegee!
And this shower cleaner isn’t only limited to showers! You can wash walls, scrub kitchen sinks, and it’s great on granite counter tops!
One of our other secret weapons when cleaning a bathroom is Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner. No, it’s not all-natural unfortunately…BUT, when it comes to toilets, we’ll take sanitization over everything else please…
TIP: if you have stubborn calcium on your shower or tub that our shower cleaner just can’t get rid of, put a bit of the toilet bowl cleaner on your magic eraser and scrub at the calcium; it’ll vanish before your eyes! Just be sure to wear gloves and be EXTRA cautious around your fixtures and black tiles…this stuff is a force to be reckoned with.
Moving on to the kitchen, your all-purpose spray and shower cleaner pretty well does everything in here too. However, when it comes to stoves, Weiman Glass Cooktop cleaner is the only thing that can truly get rid of all of the burnt in marks on your stovetop. Pair it up with a Mr Clean Magic Eraser and your stove will be sparkling in about 10 minutes!
Just pour some of the cleaner on the stove, spread it around to all of the trouble areas, let it sit for about 2-5 minutes, and then get scrubbing. Wipe away any excess cleaner with a wet rag and then polish it up with the all-purpose cleaner and BOOM! Your stove will be looking like the day you bought it!
TIP: If you have a microwave caked with hard food, wet a rag (completely) and turn the microwave on for about 1-1.5 minutes. Once it’s finished nuking (the rag will be hot, BE CAREFUL) you should be able to just wipe the microwave out without any kind of trouble!
Our last product we use that we absolutely CANNOT live without are swiffer dusters! These things get all hard to reach areas that our cloths just can’t seem to maneuver!
There you have it! A complete cleaning kit that you can keep restocking for months without worrying about breaking the bank to clean your house. Cheers!