The Best DIY House Cleaning Solutions

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House cleaning is important for the health and well-being of your family. But it’s not easy to keep your home clean at all times, especially if you have professional and personal commitments that leave you with very little time to spare. Homes with little children can become messy and dirty very quickly. Outside of hiring professional house cleaners, it’s necessary for parents to have a handy bag of tricks that will help them out. These are some of the top DIY cleaning solutions that are easy and quick. Here are some suggestions that can help make your cleaning routine a little bit easier.

A Cleaner for Everything

vinegar all purpose cleaner

All-purpose cleaners are great time-savers because they can be used for almost everything, so you don’t need to change cleaners during the cleaning process. You’ll find several recipes for these cleaners online but some of the most effective ones are also the simplest. There’s an added bonus to this: you don’t need to spend a lot of money on fancy anti-bacterial cleaners that aren’t good for your health to begin with.

A simple mix of 9 units of water and 1 unit of vinegar is a great disinfectant that will clean well and won’t harm your health. You can store the solution inside a spray bottle and spray on countertops and floors to clean them. You shouldn’t use this cleaner on surfaces that get stained easily so do a spot test before you apply it.

Tile Cleaner

Tiles can get greasy and slippery, especially if they’re constantly exposed to water and oils. Your kitchen backsplash or bathroom wall tiles should be cleaned regularly to ensure they look great and the grease doesn’t build up over time. However, off-the-shelf tile cleaners are full of harmful chemicals and contaminants that can cause a number of health problems.

One of the best solutions for tiles is a homemade solution of half a cup of baking soda, some liquid dish washing soap, and a few drops of essential oils for deodorizing. You can use lavender or tea-tree oil for this purpose. All you need to do is pour the liquid soap into the baking soda and stir until the solution bubbles up before you add the essential oils. After this, you should load it onto a brush or a sponge and start to clean the tiles. The tiles will be as good as new, quickly and easily.

For Ovens and Stoves

Ovens and stoves are a nightmare to clean and some cleaners aren’t as effective as you’d want them to be. Some of these cleaning solutions also have harmful chemicals that can have a negative impact on your health. If you want to safely remove all the grease and stubborn stains from your oven and stove, you can try a solution of borax, some liquid soap, and hot water.

You can spread this mixture on the stains and let it soak in for a moment to loosen the particles. After this, it’s simply a matter of wiping it off with a towel. If you still find some lingering spots, repeat this procedure and your oven or stove should be completely clean in no time.

You can also use a combination of liquid dishwasher soap, baking soda, and a few drops of water for stubborn stains. The trick is to let the solution sink into the grease to loosen it up a little.

For the Sink

The kitchen and bathroom sink can become very dirty and slimy over time, especially if you have not cleaned it in a while. The good news is that you don’t need to purchase a separate solution for this job. All you need is two cups of baking soda, some liquid dish washing soap, a few drops of water, and a few drops of lemon essential oil.

This solution will help to clean and deodorize the sink. You can mix the solution and load it up on a soft brush or sponge to clean your sink. It will help to remove all the slime and dirt from the surface and ensure that it’s squeaky clean.

To Clean Windows

There are hundreds of expensive window cleaning solutions available in the market but you can actually make a great one at home as well. Again, the ingredients for this DIY solution are almost always available at home. You just need to mix in a quarter cup of vinegar with some natural liquid soap, and water. Pour the solution into a spray bottle after you’ve mixed it thoroughly and use it to clean windows, mirrors, and other such glass surfaces.

This solution will help clean your windows effectively and quickly. You can also add some hydrogen peroxide and peppermint essential oil to the solution to make it more effective. The rubbing alcohol will disinfect the surface and a few drops of peppermint oil will add a slight sheen to it.

Solution to Clean Chrome

You don’t need to purchase a specialized cleaner to clean steel and chrome tools and appliances in your home. A solution of natural dishwashing soap, water, and a few tablespoons of vinegar can easily clean any grease or dirt from the surface and restore its original shine. All you need to do is mix the solution well and pour it into a spray bottle. When you want to clean the chrome, spray the solution on the surface and let it sit for a minute before you wipe it off.

For Mold and Mildew

Mold and mildew can be a serious problem and can trigger allergic reactions in the more vulnerable members of your family. You need to address this problem as soon as you spot it and the best way to do it is to use a DIY solution of half a cup of baking soda, 2 cups of water, and a few tea spoons of tea-tree oil. This essential oil is well-known for its anti-biotic properties and is very effective against mold and mildew.

You need to mix water and tea-tree oil, spray it on the surface with mold, and let the solution sink in for about 24 hours. After this, mix the same solution in the baking power until it forms a paste and use that to clean the surface.

What if I’m just too busy?

These DIY solutions will help you keep your home clean at a significantly low cost and the best part is that they require very little time and effort.

Of course, if you’re too busy to clean or you simply want the touch only a professional house cleaner can provide, Sunflower Maids has you covered. Book your house cleaning today in less than 60 seconds!