Today is Frugal Tips Friday #2. The first one went over quite well. We will continue trying to help one another live on a budget, and not end up in the poor house.
I remember as a child hearing people say that. Oh, we’re going to end up in the poor house. It was a frightening thing to hear. Because I had no earthly idea what a poor house looked like!
Oh well, we’re not going there because we’re a community of women whose goal is to help one another live our best lives on a budget.
My tips for homemade cleaning recipes:
Here’s my first tip on homemade cleaning recipes. I work on my laptop A LOT. So I need to clean the screen. It gets smudges, etc.
Once I purchased this little bottle of computer screen cleaner. It only had about four ounces and cost $20! That’s ridiculous.
I was using it to clean the TV screens. But since the TVs are in the closet, I’m just left with my laptop and Kindle to clean.
Computer Screen Cleaner:
So I kept the container and made my own cleaner.
1 part distilled water
1 part rubbing alcohol
Mix 1 part distilled water and 1 part rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle. Spray the liquid on a clean cloth and wipe. That’s it. Two ingredients.
Homemade Furniture Polish:
I haven’t used this one yet. But I’d been looking for a solutions to clean wood furniture. You need four ingredients:
1-3/4 cups water
1/4 cup white distilled vinegar
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon lemon essential oil (about 8 to 10 drops)
I imagine you could use any essential oils. But when people think of furniture polish, they tend to thing of lemon or orange scents.
I would recommend writing the amounts of each ingredient on the spray bottle you use for your homemade furniture polish. Either with a Sharpie or written on labels.
Here’s a second recipe I found for furniture polish, just for variety. It’s just slightly different.
1/2 cup of Almond Oil
1/2 cup of White Vinegar
2o drops of Lemon Essential Oil
Clean Spray Bottle
1 cup of distilled water (tap water is fine, but distilled water helps stretch the shelf life)
This recipe comes from Mom 4 Real. She explains exactly how to add the ingredients. And she even gives free printable labels for your spray bottles.
And my last home cleaning recipe is one I found at One Good Thing By Jillee. She has a wonderful blog full of great ideas.
This is something I’ve been wanting to do for some time. Find a recipe for homemade reusable disinfectant wipes. Here’s her link if you’d like to check out her blog.
And here’s the ingredients you’ll need:
1 cup of water
1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol
2 tablespoons Dawn dish soap
2 tablespoons ammonia (optional)
Okay, it’s your turn. Let’s see what you’ve got to share with the rest of us so we can all be frugal homemakers.
Note: I have added a Print Friendly button at the bottom of the post for your convenience. If it doesn’t work for you let me know. I don’t have a printer right now.