A couple of years ago I began dabbling in the world of baking soda and vinegar as cleaning products, but didn’t get into it whole-heartedly. Then when we moved here I didn’t bring any cleaners with me and thought it’d be the perfect time to see how long I could go without buying any cleaners….well we’ve been here going on 9 months, and I’ve purchased almost none! So what have I been using the last 9 months? I’m glad you asked!
You can buy a nice big jug of distilled white vinegar for just a couple bucks.
I use it for:
- Cleaning mirrors and windows, just keep it in a spray bottle for easy use.
- Sometimes I clean my floor with just hot water, but sometimes I use vinegar too.
- Pour some baking soda, vinegar and then hot water down a slow drain to help clear it out.
- Use in place of fabric softener.
I like to buy the larger boxes of baking soda and use it not just for baking, but also for cleaning!
It works great on:
- The kitchen counter top.
- The kitchen sink.
- The bathroom sink.
- The toilet bowl.
- Getting strong onion and garlic smells out of my wooden cutting board.
- Combine with vinegar for a fizzy cleaning product!
Disinfecting wipes are really the only store-bought cleaning supply I have right now (not counting dish soap). I know they’re not the most frugal choice, but they come in handy, like when we were chopping up meat from an entire deer on our kitchen table! I’ve been reading about various DIY disinfecting wipes and if I do try it, I’ll have to make a new post!
Any recommendations on homemade disinfecting wipes?
This post is linked at Frugally Sustainable and A Blossoming Life.