DIY Cleaning Tricks

As a follow up to yesterday's post on spring cleaning, here are a few of my favorite DIY tricks and cleaning solutions! I'd love to hear yours!

  • Drains - baking soda + vinegar
  • Water Calcification - soak with vinegar 
  • Spot Remover - hydrogen peroxide + liquid dish soap 
  • Paste Scrub - ¼ c. baking soda + enough hydrogen peroxide
  • Dishwasher - run sanitary cycle with a bowl full of vinegar inside, then use vinegar/water spray and sponge to clean nooks and wipe down inside
  • Microwave - bowl with half water/half vinegar and microwave for 5 minutes, wipe down with rag
  • Oven - heat to 200, turn off, put in small bowl of ammonia, shut door overnight, in AM use hot water and dish soap to wipe out
  • Wood trim/doors - 1 c. water + 1 T. castile soap
  • Sponges - microwave on high for 2 minutes or run through dishwasher cycle
  • Degreaser for stovetops/cabinets - 4 parts water + 1 part ammonia
  • All-purpose cleaner - ¼ c. castile soap + 1 qt water in spray bottle
  • DIY foaming hand wash - 1 c. water + 1 T castile soap
I'm looking for advice on cleaning stainless steel. I've tried Windex, those Wegman's Stainless Steel wipes, polishing with olive oil... nothing that I love though?! Can anyone recommend any good products or ideas for stainless steel??

Lately, I've been making my own cleaners using Dr. Bronner's Lemon Castile Soap (I'm obsessed) and my Young Living Lemon Essential Oil. I also purchased a big batch of microfiber towels which make cleaning super quick and easy!


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