Thursday, May 19, 2011

Easy Cheap Cleaner

I read the following from Nicole over at A Call To Higher Places .

I don’t use your normal "cleaners" around my house… Yes I do when a flu or sickness comes around break out my Lysol wipes, but for normal everyday cleaning I use normal everyday stuff. I use Basic H for my kitchen cleaning, windows, and that kind of stuff. But for harder not so easy grim I use vinegar and baking soda.

For several reason I use these -

For one, it’s CHEAP. Yes, I can shop coupons and deals and get the normal on the shelf cleaning supplies but I was ALWAYS running out and having to add it to my list of things to work in my deals. I went in with my sisternlaw and we bought a gallon of Basic H cleaner and so far I have barely put a DENT in it! And I sure use that stuff to, not like I go easy on it.
So for the cost of what I put into that it has been WELL worth it. And baking soda and vinegar? Well I ALWAYS have those on hand for cooking.

Another reason is that most cleaning agents out there are just so harsh I would rather not bring that in my home. Especially with kids, that alone makes me want to make sure I use safe cleaner.

On top of it being harsh, I have horrible breathing problems that are from allergies and breathing in all those chemicals while cleaning a shower or such is just to much for me. It would always take me forever just because I couldn’t breathe while I was in the room so I would have to leave it and come back! That alone tells me that it is NOT good.

So yes, cleaning my bathrooms today I scrubbed my shower with a good application of baking soda and vinegar and with no effort at all it was sparking!

There are so many other types of ways to use vinegar in your house to clean for way cheaper than some of those costly items!

I wanted to share the above because I'm always looking for great ideas like this. Now if you're like me, I had no clue what Basic H was so I googled it, heres the link -
And then I found this link, I kinda feel like I've been missing out! This Basic H stuff sounds amazing! Ck this link out too!


  1. Thanks for stopping by. I use vinegar to clean our kitchen and bathrooms! Cheap and easy! :)

  2. I am always looking to improve my homemade cleaners. Right now I put oregano oil in my vinegar, water and tiny bit of dish soap all purpose cleaner. I think it makes it a bit stronger for toilets and such.

  3. Great tip Jennifer, thanks!!!!

  4. I make my own cleaner too. I use baking soda and vinager mixed with water. I can't remember the exact measurements off hand right now though.

    I also add s few drops of essential oils to make it smell good!