How to Make Your Own All-Purpose Cleaner

Making your own all-purpose cleaner gives a chance to control the ingredients found in the cleaner. Using natural household products means that your cleaner will not only be safe to your health and that of your family, but also much less expensive than most commercial cleaners. Let the cost not deceive you, even homemade cleaning solutions to cost just a fraction of the price of a store-bought cleaner, they are just as effective as their commercial alternatives.

For an effective all-purpose cleaner that cuts through grease and grime with ease without having any harmful effect on you, all you need is a few household items and a proper recipe. Follow these tips suggested by one of our readers to make your own cleaning solution in which effectiveness you can be absolutely sure.


Get everything you will need to make the all-purpose cleaner in one place. This includes a bowl, baking soda, borax, dish detergent and a spray bottle. Usually, you can purchase borax in the laundry aisle of most supermarkets, but as you will need a small amount of it you can borrow from a neighbour or a friend to save some money.

Fill the bowl with 2 cup of very hot water, then add 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 2 to 3 teaspoons of borax to the water. Stir the mixture until the borax and baking soda are completely dissolved.

Add 1 teaspoon of dish detergent and mix thoroughly.

Pour the cleaning solution into a spray bottle and use to clean all surfaces in your house. In case, you face difficulties cleaning a particular surface with the above solution, you can call professional cleaner for advice. They would be glad to help you clean your home in proper and safe way.

Bonus Tip

Many people like to change their environment by buying decorative plants. Of course they have to water them, make sure they have enough sunlight, etc. They also have to know how to clean them. Here is the “how”. As dirt accumulates on our skin, pores get clogged and we get buds over it, so do the plants. When their pores are covered with dust they can’t breathe.

Firstly you should remove the yellow and brown dead leaves. Look below the plant for any leaves that have already fallen and remove them from the soil to prevent disease. Do this as soon as you see it.
Now for the cleaning part. We advise to do this as often as you dust off your home. If you don’t have a habit of cleaning often – then just know, that you should clean your plants at leas once a week. Use a damp cloth to wipe the leaves from base to tip. The leaves are sometimes gentle so support the bottom with the other hand. Afterwards clean the bottom as well. For small fuzzy leaves use a paintbrush or a soft toothbrush.

Some times you should give your plants a bath. We suggest either in a sink or a bath tube. Put them inside and rinse with water. It does not have to be hot, nor ice cold. You should enjoy it. This will clean all the small insects and refresh the plants view. Leave them to dry or wipe with a dry cloth before returning them to their places, especially if they stand in the sunlight.

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