Spring cleaning ~ homemade cleaning recipes

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors CBURE#0406046

It’s that time of year that brings out the “nesting” in all of us. Whether you are de-cluttering and cleaning to get your home ready for market or just cleaning for cleaning sake, you will want to use good old fashion cleaning recipes for the best results!

Many homeowners don’t realize cleaning products can be made from household pantry items..white vinegar, baking soda, rubbing alcohol, ammonia, olive oil and lemon juice are just a few you can use to make your house shine!

Check out Eco-friendly cleansers at: www.organizedhome.com.
Here are a few recipes that are economical and will make your house sparkle:

Homemade Spray Cleaner Recipe
Mix in a sprayer bottle:
1cup white vinegar
1cup water

Homemade Glass Cleaner Recipe
Mix in a sprayer bottle:
1 cup rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol
1 cup water
1 tablespoon white vinegar

Strong Glass Cleaner Recipe
Mix in a sprayer bottle:
1 cup rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol
1 cup water
1 tablespoon clear, non-sudsing ammonia

Strong All-Purpose Cleaner Recipe
Mix in a sprayer bottle:
1 Tbsp clear, non-sudsing ammonia
1 Tbsp clear laundry detergent
2 cups water

Furniture Polish Recipe
Mix in a sprayer bottle:
1 cup olive oil
1/2 cup lemon juice

Shake well and apply a small amount to a flannel cleaning rag or cleaning cloth.  Spread evenly over furniture surface. Turn cloth to a dry side and polish dry.

As always, helpful information is brought to you as a courtesy by your NW Austin Real Estate Consultant, Dorie Dillard, Coldwell Banker United Realtors.

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Dorie- I love using homemade and "green" products.  As a tip I add a little cornstarch in the window cleaning solution.  Just a little and it really makes the glass shine. 

April 13, 2012 05:27 PM
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Ellen Caruso
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Dorie, all Italians use that white Vinagar trick, and I'll anything that someone says it works. Any tricks for the rings in a toilet due to hard water?

April 13, 2012 06:41 PM
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Dorie, I came here with Kathy's re-blog. I love olive oil furniture cleaning recipe. I use olive oil successfully for the stainless steel appliances and even granite counter tops, I will definitely will try your mix on the furniture. Thanks for sharing.

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I never know what I will find on your blog. Such a variety of GREAT information, interesting stories, excellent advice, and beautiful homes for sale or SOLD by Dorie Dillard. You ROCK!

April 13, 2012 07:46 PM
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Thanks for the great eco-cleaning tips-now there is no excuse-it's not toxic, not expensive and it's great exercise so clean away!

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