Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there are a lot of things done at home. That includes cleaning the house. People buy Lysol, bleach, gallons of alcohol and paper towels from stores to sanitize and disinfect everything at home. However, with the demand of these materials which are considered to be a necessity today, one should think of an alternative.
In this article, you will learn the DIY (do it yourself) cleaning materials that you can make in the comfort of your condo or apartment in case your favorite cleaning products are out of stock. Don’t rush to get to the store, start looking for items in your pantry such as baking soda and vinegar. These basic and primary items work effectively as all-purpose cleaners. Another good thing is this works better and way cheaper.
Check out the DIY cleaning materials below for you to start your homemade cleaning materials. These tools will surely clean your home and keep your family safe from COVID-19 virus.
Homemade All-purpose Cleaner
In this cleaning material, you have to prepare and combine vinegar, water, lemon rind and rosemary sprigs. The lemon will serve as a booster for cleaning effect. Once finished, you can use this homemade all-purpose cleaner to remove wall smudges, clean trash cans, and hard water stains. Just make sure that you will not use it in surfaces with granite or stone.
Window or Glass Cleaner
For this material, you will need cornstarch, white or cider vinegar, hot water and a rubbing alcohol. You can also add an essential oil if you have any. All these ingredients should be mixed up in a bowl. After mixing it, it is time to transfer it into a spray bottle. Sprinkle it into the glass of the window or mirror while wiping it with a cloth or napkin.
Laundry Detergent and Spray
There are only three ingredients needed for a natural laundry detergent that can get rid of cloth stains. These are baking soda, vinegar and Sal suds. Combine these three to get the bleaching effect. With the help of vinegar, you can brighten the whites. For laundry spray, just use any cheap vodka and put it into an empty spray bottle. Put a spray of the vodka into your clothes with a bad odor or have been in storage for a long time. This spray is also effective with clothes that have yellowing on the arm part. After spraying, wash it right away.
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
To make this natural toilet bowl cleaner, you will need essential oil, baking soda, cups of water and Castile liquid soap if you have any. You will also need a large squirt bottle and a little funnel. After preparing, you have to put all these ingredients into a bottle through a funnel. Shake all the ingredients well and squirt into the toilet bowl. After a few minutes, scrub the bowl using a brush. Flush it with water afterwards.
In removing grease, you will need a sudsy ammonia and a gallon of water. The sudsy of ammonia is a substance that has a detergent power to clean the grease completely. Mix these ammonia with enough water to fill a one-gallon container. After finishing the formula, use a sponge to soak the formula into the stove, oven racks or grill. Let it stay for minutes and wash it afterwards with water. You can use a bigger container for this formula. Then you can now directly put the dirty stove into the cleaner.
For the home to be freshened up from bad house odor, you can now make DIY homemade air fresheners. What you need are essential oils, alcohol and a spray bottle. Gather all these materials and ingredients. First is to combine the essential oil and alcohol through a funnel. Shake the bottle spray. Leave it for thirty minutes and spray it in your home. The advantage of natural homemade air freshener sprays is that it will not linger in your home in comparison to commercial home sprays.
Mattress and Shoe Freshener
Another odor you can have at home is the bad smell of mattress and shoes. Do not worry now because a home-made freshener is easy to prepare. Baking soda is again the material needed. Being the most effective deodorizer, you just have to sprinkle it to the surface of the mattress or inside the shoes. Let it sit there for at least 4 hours. After a few hours, you get rid of it through a vacuum cleaner or shake it outdoors.
The kitchen sink or the garbage disposal deodorizer is the toughest kitchen space to clean. To deodorize this spot, you need baking soda, white vinegar, tea tree essential oil and a small bowl. Mix all these ingredients into the bowl. Afterwards, put the mixture on the drain and let it stay for a minute. After a while, you can clean it and put in some drops of natural orange juice.
House Carpet Cleaner
Some households have dogs or cats. And these pets usually leave paw prints or dirt on the carpet. To make a home-made or DIY carpet cleaner, you need one teaspoon of dishwashing soap and one cup of warm water. Mix these ingredients and put it into the dirt or stain on the carpet. Leave it there for only 10 minutes. After a few minutes, scrub the stain and you repeat until the carpet is clean. When
Bathroom Tiles and Tubs Cleaner
In terms of cleaning the bathroom’s tiles and tubs, there is also a cleaning alternative you can improvise. The ingredients are 1.5 cups of baking soda, ½ cup of warm water, ½ cup of liquid soap and two tablespoons of white vinegar. For thicker stains, you can add lemon juice. Mix all of these items and soak them on the floor. Use a bathroom brush to rigidly remove the dirt on the tiles.
All of these DIY cleaning materials at home can save you from spending too much in buying cleaning products. These tips will also inspire you to have your condo living. You will experience the joy and hassle of keeping your home safe and clean. If you are now thinking about your future condo design, why not check the condominium units of Vista Residences?
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