The Best Kept Secret to Cleaning Tile and Grout -- Bon Ami (powdered cleanser). This cleaner is about a $1 at the grocery store. Sprinkle for a medium to liberal coverage, then spray with a 50/50 mixture of white vinegar and water.
diy rug shampoo for the carpet cleaner Usea mix of 1 cup vinegar + 1 cup baking soda + a few squirts of dish soap in place of carpet cleaner shampoo. I pretreat any spots with oxyclean laundry spray. I have found that my homemade solution works better than commercial bought plus it doesn't leave residue in my carpets and is nontoxic and green. Can also add essential oils for scent.
My Cleaning Secret Weapon! This long-forgotten gem of a cleaning agent may be used with a little water or vinegar to lift even the most stubborn stains. Unattractive grout driving you batty? Mold and mildew stains got you reaching for the Prozac? Burner pans and casserole dishes giving you fits? Cream of Tartar is your new best friend.
Mix a paste of baking soda and lemon juice. The consistency of the paste should be about that of pancake mix. Spread the paste all along the bottom of the toilet (where it meets the floor), the toilet seat, and any other area that gets a lot of overspray. Let it set for about 10-15 minutes. Then spray the dried paste with white vinegar. Let it fizzle. When done fizzing wipe up with a damp cloth. Don't forget about the walls and cupboards on either side of the toilet.