5 DIY Home Cleaning Products

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The cost of cleaning supplies can add up quickly, but by making your own DIY cleaning products, you can save money and keep your apartment clean—without the use of harsh chemicals. These five do-it-yourself cleaning products will help you put more cash in the bank and keep your Flagstaff apartment company-ready all the time.

DIY Laundry Detergent

Laundry detergent is easily one of the most costly cleaning products that one can purchase. By mixing a few simple ingredients, you can save on your laundry bill and keep your clothes clean and fresh. Simply grate a bar of soap (such as Ivory, Dr. Bronner's, Fels-Naptha or ZOTE) and mix the grated soap with 1 cup of borax and 1 cup of washing soda. Stir the mixture together and use just a tablespoon of soap with each load of laundry you wash. One batch will last a long time, and it costs around $5 to make.

Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner

Everybody needs an all-purpose cleaner that's inexpensive, good for the environment and effective. A good all-purpose cleaner is your go-to product for countertops, tables, the refrigerator and the bathroom. To quickly whip up a versatile cleaner that is capable of killing germs and making your house smell great all at the same time, simple pour the following ingredients into a dark glass spray bottle and shake well:

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons of castile soap
  • 20 drops of essential oil


DIY Window Cleaner

When those mirrors and windows are ready for a good cleaning, simply fill the sink with hot water and a small shot of Dawn dish soap. Use a soft washcloth to clean the windows and a paper towel to dry for a streak-free shine!

DIY Shower Spray

To prevent the buildup of mold and mildew in your shower, fill an empty spray bottle with 1 cup of distilled white vinegar, 2 cups of water and 15 drops of tea tree oil. Spray daily, after using the shower, to keep your shower sparkling.

With these simple tips and tricks, you can keep your apartment clean, without breaking the bank or exposing yourself to harmful chemicals. To find the layout and amenities you're looking for in Flagstaff, visit us online today!

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