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4 DIY Cleaning Supplies You Can Make at Home

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Did you know that there are numerous cleaning supplies you can DIY? Continue reading to learn four easy ways you can maintain a clean home on a budget!

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Dishwasher and washing machine cleaner. Have your machines developed an odor? Instead of going out and buying a specialized cleaner, simply add 1 cup of white vinegar to the empty machines and run a short cycle! Adding vinegar is not only a safe and effective way to clean your machines, but incredibly cheap.

 

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Clothes stain remover. Simply mix 1 tablespoon of dish-washing liquid, 1 tablespoon of baking soda, and 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide. Once the three have been mixed in a small container, they will combine to make a small paste. Use the paste on a clean sponge or toothbrush, and gently rub over the soiled area. Afterwards, put the clothing item through a wash cycle and say goodbye to your stain – without having to spend $10+ on a specialty cleaner!

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Litter box deodorizer. Do you ever walk into someone’s home and instantly know that a cat also lives there? You’re most likely smelling the litter box…but there’s a way to eliminate that odor without draining your wallet! Take a new litter box (or a used one that has recently been cleaned and emptied,) and cover the bottom of the box with a thin layer of baking soda before refilling with litter. This layer of baking soda will work to hide any odor, and it’s inexpensive!

 

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Furniture fabric freshener. You will need: ½ cup of warm distilled water, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 10 drops of your essential oil of choice, and 1 reusable spray bottle. Once the 3 ingredients have been mixed, you’re ready to spray as needed on fabric and upholstery to freshen it up!

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