7 Best Homemade Cleaning Solutions

7 Best Homemade Cleaning Solutions

As the leaves begin to turn, it signals the end of a hot, adventurous summer and the beginning of a cooler, calm autumn season. While adventures look like a family vacation to the beach in the summer, the fall calls for more pumpkin carvings and football games. 

You’re probably going to be spending a lot more time in your home, sitting cozy in your favorite oversized sweatshirt on a comfy couch. 

So with more time in our homes, it’s only natural for your house to get a little dirtier in the coming months. When your home is dirty, you have options! 

You can call the friendly and effective Greenlife Professional Cleaning team. In last month’s blog, we talked extensively about the extent to which we make sure our own homes are clean. We take care of your home as if it were our own. 

If you have the time and energy to clean your home yourself in between professional cleanings, here are some over-the-counter and homemade cleaning solutions that could be beneficial to keeping your home clean.


The Seven Best Homemade Cleaning Solutions


“But I don’t want my home smelling like vinegar.” Don’t worry; the vinegar odor does not stay. 

Once the vinegar dries, you won’t even know what you used - except for the visible results, of course. Vinegar cleans as effectively as most all-purpose cleaners you would find at your local big-box store. 

Get a spray bottle and mix the vinegar with water. Spray down your bathrooms, countertops, and appliances to get a remarkable result from, yes, that smelly vinegar.


When life gives you lemons, clean your house with some and make lemonade with the ones leftover. They can be used in a variety of ways. Lemon juice is a wonderful cleaning solution. 

If you mix the juice with vinegar like our first substance mentioned, you can create a cleaning paste. If you cut the lemon in half and use baking soda with it, you can scrub dishes and surfaces effectively. And of course, when you’re done, you can use the peel to freshen your drain.


Hinted at with the lemon shoutout above, baking soda is a well-known cleaning ingredient. Baking soda is versatile in what it can do. If you need to scrub a surface, baking soda is perfect! 

One of its best qualities is its effectiveness as a deodorizer. To get rid of unwanted smells in your home, place some baking soda in those areas that need a fresher fragrance, like your laundry room, trash cans, refrigerators, and more!


For those with children in the home, it’s easy for walls to accumulate dirty fingerprints. Borax, usually found in the laundry aisle of stores, is a great solution to use for cleaning walls. It even works on wallpaper. 

Borax doesn’t pose a risk of damage to your walls when cleaning with it. Rather, it will aid in restoring your walls to what they looked like when your house was brand new.


Speaking of children in the home, when was the last time you looked at your carpet? If you’re like any family, you are bound to see a few stains. Spilled drinks, dropped food, muddy shoe prints, and everything else under the sun is probably staining your carpets. 

White vinegar is a great solution to these deeply embedded stains. If you mix white vinegar and water in a spray bottle, you use it to begin restoring your carpets. 

Here’s how it works. Spray the solution and wait fifteen minutes, then scrub the stain with a brush that has been soaked in a watery soapy solution. Believe it or not, this process can make stains disappear.


Would it be fall without some cornstarch? Not only is cornstarch a useful ingredient for thickening gravies, soups, and casseroles - but it also can clean your home. 

Cornstarch is a great tool to clean and polish any glass, including windows, mirrors, and fiberglass doors.


Not only can rubbing alcohol be safe for treating a wound, but it can also be useful for cleaning your home. Rubbing alcohol’s strength is killing nearly 100-percent of all bacteria. 

Today, we are more concerned than ever with protecting our families. Using rubbing alcohol on your surfaces can kill germs and keep your family safe and healthy during this time.

Professional Cleaning in Your Home

With these tools and DIY tricks shown to you, hopefully, you can maintain your home through the next few months. But at the end of the day, everyone’s home deserves a professional cleaning. 

The team at Greenlife Professional Cleaning are home cleaning experts and can make your home look immaculate and give it life. And most importantly, they can help make your house a safe, healthy environment in which to live.

For all your cleaning necessities, Greenlife Professional Cleaning is here for you. Contact us today for a free estimate.