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Do cleaning products take a huge bite out of your budget? If so, then we can help you save money. We’ve put together a list of homemade cleaning products that are easy and cheap to make! Plus, they’re natural alternatives that are safer, too!

The good news is that you probably won’t have to go out and buy the ingredients for these cleaning products. Chances you already have them in the pantry!

One note: these homemade cleaning products are not effective against Covid-19. For this reason, it’s recommended that you use only products that can get rid of this virus, rather than using a natural alternative listed here.

What you’ll need the cleaning products on this list:

Baking soda/bicarbonate of soda: also great for dealing with odours, baking soda foams when mixed with vinegar, which gives you a little more cleaning power.

Vinegar: removes dirt, as well as kills microbes such as mould and mildew.

Coca-Cola: this carbonated drink is very acidic, which means it’s great at cleaning up all kinds of dirt, dissolving rust and limescale, and more.

Homemade Cleaning Products

Here are the homemade cleaning products you can make with the above ingredients:

1). Window Cleaner

All you need to make homemade window cleaner is white vinegar, tap water and a spray bottle. In the bottle, mix equal parts vinegar and water. Use this solution on your widows, mirrors, and other glass surfaces.

You can use this solution with paper towels to get your windows and mirrors cleaned in only seconds. However, if the glass is very dirty, you may want to consider first washing them with hot, soapy water. This will remove the dirty, and the water & vinegar will get rid of the rest, with no messy streaks.

2). Oven Cleaner

Oven cleaning sprays are not pleasant to work with. The fumes are enough to drive you right out of the house. And if you have chemical sensitivities, allergies, and asthma, then it’s best to avoid these types of products.

Instead, you can use our homemade cleaner, which is environmentally friendly. For this cleaner, you’ll need a dry scourer to remove any residue from inside the oven.

Then sprinkle plenty of baking soda across greasy areas and parts of the oven that need to be cleaned. Then spray vinegar over the baking soda, and allow it to foam up. Let this sit for about 30 minutes or longer (depending on how dirty the oven is). Then take a sponge or scourer to remove all the residue from the oven. Be sure to wipe it down a couple of time with warm water and a damp cloth. This way you’ll be sure to get all the residue cleaned out. Now enjoy the look of your clean oven!

3). Dishwasher Cleaner

While the dishwash does a great job cleaning the dishes, it can become smelling and have a residue build up inside. This can even become smelly over time. Oh joy! So, why not try our homemade dishwasher cleaner to clean it out and make it smell better!

Just fill a plastic cup with white vinegar, and then place this in the machine. Run the dishwasher at the hottest temperature. The vinegar and hot water will work together to get the inside of the dishwasher clean, as well as take care of whatever’s making it smell bad. You’ll be surprised at how much cleaner and fresher your dishwasher is!

4). Pots & Pan Cleaner

If you’re like most people, your pans may have scorch marks, burned on gunk, and more. It’s really hard to get rid of this, without a lot of elbow grease. And we do mean a lot. However, you’ll find it easier and faster to get rid of those marks and gunk with our homemade cleaning solution for pots and pans.

All you need to is take a pan that has a burned area inside and fill it with coke. Then put this on the stove and turn the heat setting to high and let the coke boil for a couple of minutes. When it’s done, pour out the coke and then wash the pan like normal. The burnt stuff should have come off very easily.

5). Homemade Toilet Cleaner

Have you wondered if there was a more natural alternative for cleaning your toilet? We’ve got one for you—it’s Coca-Cola! If your toilet boil is soiled and dingy, dump a can of coke into the toilet, and let this sit overnight. The next morning, just scrub the toil normally with the toilet brush, and flush. It’s that easy!

This way you can avoid the harsh chemicals and fumes from regular toilet cleaners. And you’ll save money!

6). Shower Head Descaler

Have you noticed a mineral buildup on your shower head? It’s probably limescale from your water. This is a common problem. However, if the buildup becomes bad enough, it can even keep water from coming through the shower head. That’s annoying when you have a head full of shampoo to rinse out!

To clean the shower head, just use some vinegar. All you need to do is remove the shower head from the pipe fitting. Then put this in a bucket or bowl, then fill the container with vinegar. Let this sit at least 2 hours or overnight (this is better). Then take the showerhead and clean it under running water. You can use a toothbrush, which should remove the limescale pretty easily.

7). Unclog Drains

You can even use homemade methods to unclog a drain! All you need to do is pour ½ cup of baking soda into the blocked drain. Then pour in ½ cup of vinegar and cover the drain with a cloth. Allow the mixture to sit in the drain at least 10 minutes. Don’t be worried—it’s supposed to fizz madly—this is what will unclog the drain!

After 10 minutes, pour hot water into the drain. Hopefully this mixture will have released the clog and the water will flow as it should!

We hope these tips will help you save money and enjoy a naturally clean home at the same time!