Introduction: Homemade Household Cleaners + Spring Cleaning Checklist

About: I am a high school student who enjoys playing my ocarina, playing video games such as the Legend of Zelda and Minecraft, reading, writing, and playing volleyball. I have 4 younger siblings.

I didn’t have enough spray bottles or materials to make all of these and take pictures, but I hope that this is a helpful tutorial anyway! Note: if I do not list the instructions for a cleaner, the instructions are simply to mix the ingredients together. Another note: these recipes were found at


• White Vinegar
• Apple Cider Vinegar
• Water
• Lemons
• Rosemary Sprigs
• Baking Soda
• Rubbing Alcohol (70% concentration)
• Borax
• Mild Dishwashing Liquid
• Essential Oils (optional)

Step 1: All-Purpose Cleaner

• One part white vinegar
• One part water
• A lemon rind
• Rosemary sprigs

Put ingredients into a bottle and then mix. Let the mixture sit for a week before using. Do not use on stone.

Step 2: Kitchen Cleaner and Deodorizer

• 4 tablespoons baking soda
• 1 quart warm water

Step 3: Glass Cleaner

• 2 cups water
• 1/2 cup white or cider vinegar
• 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol (70% concentration)
• 1 to 2 drops of essential oil of your choice (optional)

Step 4: Heavy Duty Scrub

• 1/2 lemon
• 1/2 cup borax powder

Step 5: Marble Cleaner

• 2 drops mild dishwashing liquid
• 2 cups warm water

Step 6: Lemon Basil Spray

• 2 cups water
• 1 cup white vinegar
• Lemon essential oil
• Basil essential oil

Step 7: Spring Cleaning Checklist

Here is a spring cleaning checklist that I made. Hope it is helpful!

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