Cheap DIY Cleaning Products




Introduction: Cheap DIY Cleaning Products

I love that feeling after cleaning the house. When there is that amazing fresh smell and everything seems shiny. What I don’t love is the price of those cleaning products I have to buy to have a clean house.

As a couple of students were looking for any way to reduce our expenses.

And not cleaning is defiantly not an option…

So, I decided to come up with a cheap substitute for any of those products I clean with.

All products are made of cheap ingredients you can find at any local grocery store.

let the cleaning begin!

Step 1: All-purpose Cleaner


0.5-cup vinegar

2 Tbsp. baking soda

Essential oil

Step 2: All-purpose Cleaner Preparation

Mix vinegar, soda and essential oil together in a spray bottle.

Usable on any surface.

Estimated cost: 1.11$ for third of a spray bottle

Step 3: Window Cleaning Spray


0.5-cup vinegar

2 cups warm water

1 Tbsp. cornstarch

0.5 cup rubbing alcohol

Step 4: Window Cleaning Spray Preparation

Mix vinegar, water, cornstarch and alcohol in a spray bottle.

Usable on any glass surfaces.

Estimated cost: 1.04$ for whole spray bottle

Step 5: Toilet Bombs


1 Tbsp. dish soap

0.25-cup citric acid

1-cup baking soda

Ice tray

Mixing bowl

Step 6: Toilet Bombs Preparation

Mix citric acid, baking soda and dish soap in a bowl.

Press the mixture into an ice tray or disposable cups.

Let dry for at least 4 hours.

Take out of the tray and drop into the toilet.

Estimated cost: 0.25$ for 1 bomb

Step 7: Drainer


One part baking soda

One part salt

Three parts warm vinegar

Five parts boiling water

Step 8: Drainer Preparation

Mix baking soda and salt together. Pour the mixture into the sink.

Pour the vinegar.

Lastly pour the boiling water.

Estimated cost: 1.6$ for 3 uses

Step 9: Stainless Steel Cleaner


One part vinegar

One part water

Step 10: Stainless Steel Cleaner Preparation

Mix vinegar and water together.

Usable for any stainless steel surfaces.

Estimated cost: 0.53$ for half a spray bottle

Step 11: Bathtub Cleaner


One part warm vinegar

One part dish soap

Step 12: Bathtub Cleaner Preparation

Mix vinegar and dish soap together in a spray bottle.

Spray on dirty areas in the bathroom, and let sit for about 30 minutes before removing.

Usable on all tiles and bathroom sinks, showers and toilet.

Estimated cost: 0.97$ for half of a spray bottle

Step 13: Fabric Cleaner


0.5-cup dish soap

1-cup club soda

0.5-cup vinegar

0.25 cup lemon juice

Step 14: Fabric Cleaner Preparation

Mix dish soap, soda, vinegar and lemon juice together.

Spray on dirty areas of any sofa or armchairs and use scotch scrub sponge to spread the product well.

**** test on an unseen corner first.

Estimated cost: 1.9$ for whole spray bottle

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    2 years ago on Step 14

    Ah, but one thing to consider is WHERE to buy cheap (as in price) cleaning products if you have no inclination to make the homemade version. The Dollar Tree sports a brand called L.A Awesome cleaning products. I have been in love with their de-greaser for years. I get doing the homemade cleaners, it's been around for eons (definitely exaggeration point) but with so many formulas running around, it isn't worth it to me to spend even a minuscule amount of my money and time to figure them all out to see which one works or not.