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DIY Homemade Concoctions: Floor and Wall CleanerCompiled by Vicki McClure Davidson
Why spend extra money on floor and wall cleaners when you can make your own inexpensive two-in-one cleaner at home? This frugal cleaner recipe is easy, taking only about five minutes to make, and the resulting cleaner is just as good (and much cheaper) than those expensive ones sold at the supermarket or hardware store.
Materials Needed1-gal. bucket
Warm water (a little less than 1 gallon)
Borax (located near the powdered laundry detergents in most grocery stores)
Liquid dishwashing soap
- Fill the bucket with just a bit less than 1 gallon of warm water (does not need to be hot, just warm). Wear protective rubber kitchen gloves as a precaution because these ingredients can be harsh on your hands by stripping away your natural oils if you splashed any of the finished solution on youself.
- Add about 1/3 c. Borax.
- Add 1 tsp. liquid dishwashing detergent.
- Mix in about 1 T. ammonia.
Mix the ingredients together gently with a large spoon or wooden dowel. Don't agitate it too much or you'll slosh solution out of the bucket.
All done (well, except for the actual cleaning of the floor and walls)!
Other alternative DIY home cleaners are rubbing alcohol or vinegar. Pour some rubbing alcohol into a spray bottle, squirt the area that needs cleaning. It cuts through grease build-up, shines faucets beautifully... without scratching or dulling. Cheap white vinegar works well as a DIY cleaner of countertops.
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