Here are some wonderful, natural and CHEAP recipes for natural cleaning products. You can scent them with essential oils like lemon, lavendar, bergamot, or orange to make them smell lovely.
I use white vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, and baking soda for pretty much every cleaning need in the kitchen and beyond. Get rid of your bleach and try this instead:
GENERAL PURPOSE CLEANERS
1. Bottle one: a mixture of white vinegar and water, about ¼ cup vinegar to 32 oz. water
2. Bottle two: 50/50 hydrogen peroxide and water
* This bottle needs to be opaque, or as close as you can get. Hydrogen peroxide breaks down with exposure to light. You can also try putting a spray bottle top directly on a peroxide brown bottle. Buy a dollar store small spray bottle and you’ve got your opaque bottle with the peroxide already.
3. Baking soda. If you keep your baking soda for cleaning in a repurposed Parmesan cheese container, you can sprinkle it wherever you need to.
Added Bonus: All three are totally frugal. You can buy a box of baking soda and a bottle of hydrogen peroxide for less than a dollar.
Just remember, however, that you must NEVER mix bleach and vinegar. The mixture will give off toxic fumes that can kill you. Banish the bleach to the farthest corner in your house.
Did you know you could use a spray bottle of water and newsprint to clean your windows and mirrors? It works amazingly. Just spray the glass with water and use old newspaper to as a rag to clean and dry up the water. Voila! Crystal clear glass.
You can also use the vinegar water mixture above and use a rag with a touch of dishsoap OR you could use the vinegar water mixture with the old newspaper. Cheap and easy.