Spring Cleaning – Cleaning Recipes

It’s that time of the year again!  Time to throw open the windows, air out the house, and give everything a good wipe/scrub down!  I love that fresh smell you get when you clean the stuffiness of winter out of the house.

I gave you some cleaning recipes in a post last fall. Those were for your common everyday cleaning jobs. If you have some larger jobs, like wiping down the walls and a good cleaning of the floors, you need to have ‘big job’ cleaners.  Here are some recipes that will not only leave your house with that spring fresh smell, it will leave more $$ in your pockets.

All Purpose Cleaner:

1/2 c borax, 1 gal. hot water.  Mix together, use to wash down cupboards, walls, countertops.

Wood Floors:

1/4 c. white vinegar, 1 gal. warm water.  Mix together, use to wash down wood floors.

Linoleum:

1c. white vinegar, 2 gal. warm water.  Mix together, use to wash down linoleum floors.

And here are a few recipes for cleaners to round out that spring cleaning:

Furniture Polish:

1/2 c white vinegar, 1 tsp. olive oil.  Mix together in container.  Use a soft cloth to apply to furniture.  Use another cloth to buff to a shine.

Copper/Brass:

2 tsp. salt, white vinegar.  Make a paste, add flour to reduce abrasiveness.  Apply with a rag, rub clean.

Stainless Steel:

Baking Soda, white vinegar.  Apply baking soda with a damp cloth.  Use the vinegar to eliminate stubborn spots.

Tub & Tile:

1/2 lemon, borax.  Dip the cut side of a lemon in the borax.  Use the lemon to scrub the tile. Rinse with warm water.

Toilet:

baking soda, white vinegar.  Sprinkle in the baking soda, add white vinegar.  Scrub with a brush.

Countertops & Marble:

1 tbsp. castile soap mixed with 1 qt. warm water.  Wash counter with the castile soap mixture and a soft cloth.  Rinse then dry off with another clean cloth.

Alternative to Bleach:

1/2 c hydrogen peroxide.

I hope that these recipes leave your home cleaner and greener as well!

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2 responses to “Spring Cleaning – Cleaning Recipes

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  2. Thanks for sharing will have to come back and check this out!