Best home made cleaning aid.

@sodapop (977)
United States
May 14, 2007 2:04pm CST
I'm a little late but I am just getting ready to start my spring cleaning. I dread going to the store to buy name brand cleansers, so I would appriecate any and all hints on what you use when you clean. I know there are a lot of uses for vinager, baking soda,...ect. I just don't know what they are. Please help me save money with your hints. Thanks!
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@melanie652 (2526)
• United States
6 Jun 07
You can make your own Tilex (the mold and mildew remover). Use 1 part bleach and 8 parts water. I mix it up in my old Tilex bottle and keep reusing the same bottle. It works great!
@sodapop (977)
• United States
7 Jun 07
Thanks for the information. I will try it out this weekend.
@jenn80 (64)
• Canada
16 May 07
Vinegar is great for cleaning windows, especially if you dry it off afterwards with newspaper. Baking soda is great for using as a scrub...it's pretty gentle.
@sodapop (977)
• United States
16 May 07
I haven't tried either of these, but I do plan on trying it this weekend. Thanks for the hints!
@razcal2267 (15577)
• United States
15 May 07
Honestly there are so many and some have already been posted that I will not waste your time and will just give you a few links to websites that I have used to get frugal cleaning tips: http://www.frugalfun.com/cleansers.html http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art50659.asp and http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf394014.tip.html I hope you find them helpful, like I did.
@sodapop (977)
• United States
15 May 07
razcal thanks for the links, I'm going to go and check them out right now.
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@Aspenn (30)
• United States
14 May 07
Everyone has hit the main ones to use. I also like to use bleach and windex. I use bleach on my floor as with two children, it needs to be very clean. I use windex on nearly everything, even wood. If I'm out of all cleaning products and only have windex, it works for what I need it for and doesn't ruin anything. I've used it from time to time on stains on the carpet as well.
@sodapop (977)
• United States
15 May 07
wow, I have only used windex on my windows. I had no idea you could use it on wood and stains on the carpet. I'm going to have to try this hint. Thanks!
@nancyrowina (3852)
14 May 07
I've heard of using lemon juice as well as vinegar and baking soda. Lemon juice is good for getting rid of odours and vinegar is good for cleaning glass and most other surfaces, dilute them in water and use them like you would soapy water to clean.
@sodapop (977)
• United States
15 May 07
Sounds easy enough. I will have to give it a try. Thank you for your hint!
@lillake (1635)
• United States
14 May 07
Vineger, baking soda, and lemon juice are all you need. :) You can clean almost anything perfectly if you have those three things. Here is a great article with hints on how to use them for cleaning various things around your house. :) http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/136800/5_chemicals_you_can_remove_from_your.html
@sodapop (977)
• United States
15 May 07
lillake, Thanks for the link. I would recommend everybody looking at it. It has a lot of great hints that I didn't know about.
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• United States
10 Jun 07
I have been using peroxide to clean my windows and mirrors with. It is streak free. I also use bleach to clean the bathrooms,countertops and floors.