Monday, February 9, 2015

My Homemade Cleaner Trifecta

If you've followed this blog for a while, you likely know that I derive more satisfaction and joy from homemade cleaning concoction than a person probably should, even though I'm not a clean freak. I think my love of homemade cleaners is found in the principle of them. To be honest, I don't know if it's the frugal or au naturale part of me that enjoys the idea of homemade cleaning solutions more.

The frugalista in me loves that inexpensive household items like vinegar or baking soda can work just as well as, if not better than, the more expensive pre-made cleaning solutions at the store. Homemade cleaners are cheap! I haven't bought an all-purpose cleaner, powdered cleanser, tub and tile spray, glass cleaner, toilet bowl cleanser, or furniture polish in years.

The eco-friendly granola girl in me likes the homemade cleaners because they give me peace of mind. I don't have to worry about my kids coming in contact with toxic sprays and cleansers. No fumes, no skin irritants, no poisons to ingest. I don't have to worry about the effects of my homemade cleaners on their ever-growing and developing bodies and brains. I also love that I don't have to worry about what kinds of chemicals I'm washing down the drain or flushing down the toilet when I use homemade cleaners.

So, today I'm sharing my homemade cleaner trifecta, the three homemade cleaners I use the most at my house over at the Green Phone Booth. They're super simple to make and you probably have all the ingredients at home already. Check them out and be sure to let me know if you have any favorite homemade cleaners. I'm always on the lookout for new recipes!


Delbert Powers said...

I got into making homemade cleaners after I lost my job. I save lots of money using one cleaner for countertops, toilet bowls and floors. I'm a bachelor, so I admit, I'm not the cleanest person in the world. That said, I do enjoy the look and feel of a clean home without having to spend a fortune on products.

Delbert Powers @ Minuteman International

Beth said...

Well, I sure miss your posts. What have you been up to? Have you done any more knitting?
I just want you to know your blog started me on my green cleaning and real food eating path over three years ago. I am so grateful to you for the inspiration and strength you gave me to pursue and preserver. I also drew courage to try knitting more than dishcloths and booties from your posts about knitting. I hope you haven't given up on this blog, I sure loves reading it and would love to hear more from you.

Melanie said...

Yes, where did you go?

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