Green Spring Cleaning Recipe for Grout: 7 cups water, 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/3 cup lemon juice and 1/4 cup vinegar - throw in a spray bottle and spray your floor, let it sit for a minute or two... then scrub :)
2 ways to make non-toxic toilet bowl cleaners: 1. about 1/4 cup 20 Mule Team Borax squeezed with lemon juice. (I use 1/3 of lemon per bowl. usually use 1 lemon for each toilet). OR 2. put about 1/4 cup baking soda and about 1 cup of white vinegar into the bowl...let it bubble and fizz. Let it do it’s magic for a few minutes, and then scrub it out.
Car Upholstery Cleaner/Stain Remover - 1 cup Dawn blue dish soap, 1 cup white vinegar, 1 cup club soda, spray bottle, scrub brush - Mix together in spray bottle and shake well. - Vacuum seats first, then spray liberally over area. and let sit for 5-10 min. Scrub with scrub brush going in small circles. **CAUTION**, could leave water marks where I spray, so try sample area first.
21 Spring Cleaning Tips & Tricks - Make your floors look new again. Spay on a mixture of 7 cups water, 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/3 cup ammonia (or lemon juice) and 1/4 cup vinegar. Let sit for an hour then scrub off.
To get rid of the nasty black gunk in your drain & mildew smell: 1. Put a pot of water to boil. 2. Meanwhile pour baking soda down the drain (BS has the ability to neutralize fatty acids so it will eat away the grime) 3. Once boiling remove water & pour down drain. 4. Let the water/BS work at decomposing and sterilizing the grime for 10 min 5. Then pour 1 c bleach down the drain to completely kill any remaining mildew or bacteria. (repeat every few months)
Amazing home-made stain remover: 1 cup of water 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide (can get from the dollar store) 1/2 cup baking soda 1/2 cup white vinegar (to help whiten and soften the load) Fill a container with almost-boiling water. Add in a generous amount of the home-made oxy-clean and a good squirt of liquid dishwashing soap. Make sure the clothes are fully submerged. Let it sit for a minimum of four hours. Pour the clothes and extra liquid into your washing machine and wash as usual.
How to Make Your Own Kitchen Cleaners — Home Hacks
All-Purpose Cleaner - Using funnel, put 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon dish soap, and 2 tablespoons vinegar into your spray bottle. Give it a stir/shake. Let it sit for a minute, now fill bottle with warm water and shake it up. Give it a few more minutes to calm down, and add a few drops of essential oil if desired.