Unleash your inner chemist.
Time to clean the bathroom. P.U. All those chemicals and perfumes are nasty on the nose. Not to mention your budget. Toilet cleaners, shower sprays, sink scrubbers, wipes—marketing geniuses have us believing we need separate products for every job in the house.
Save big, spare your nose and help the environment by making your own cleaning supplies. For a fraction of what you spend on big-name products, you can get the same spic-and-span results using ingredients you probably have in the house already.
For a fabulous glass cleaner, combine rubbing alcohol, water and ammonia or vinegar. You can polish your furniture with a mixture of olive oil and lemon juice. Kill mold with hydrogen peroxide and water. And for an all-purpose, grease-cutting cleaner, combine water, baking soda, vinegar and dish detergent. Who knew?
For specific recipes and more ideas, check out Eartheasy.com or Stretcher.com.