DIY All-Purpose Cleaner

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There are a lot of recipes out there for homemade cleaners, and I think I have tried them all! But who really wants, or NEEDS, to lug around a bunch of different cleaners? This all purpose cleaner will do everything from glass to floors.

CLEANER2Start by with an empty spray bottle. I got this on at the dollar store for $1 (imagine that). Add 1 cup of white vinegar, and then fill the bottle about an inch from the top with water. Add a small squirt of dish soap a viola – start cleaning! I wrote the recipe on my spray bottle with sharpie so I am not trying to remember where I wrote it down every time I run out. I use Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Dish Soap in Geranium. I LOVE the way it smells!

Now vinegar is a pretty good cleaner on its own, but if you really want to ramp up the cleaning power of this all-purpose cleaner use hydrogen peroxide on top of it. Spray a mist of the all-purpose cleaner, and then spray hydrogen peroxide right over the top. Studies have shown that this combo kills E coli and the flu. I use this combo in my bathroom and on my kitchen sinks, but I find the all purpose cleaner to be enough on its own for most surfaces.

In the near future I am going to be posting a series on cleaning – schedules and products, so keep an eye out for that!


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Melissa is a former hairstylist of 20 years who has a passion for living a simply creative life. She loves inspiring others to pick up a planner and get their lives organized, to clean out a closet and minimize their clutter, and to clean up their physical and mental space to lead their most fulfilled life. She is a wife, mom, and crazy dog lady who constantly rewatches The Office.



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