Finances: Homemade Cleaning Recipes

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Author Angela Coffman, a.k.a. “The Grocery Shrink,” knows the cost of cleaning products can add up fast. In this edition of A Closer Look: “Homemade Cleaning Recipes,” Coffman shares recipes for cleaning products that will make your house shine for a fraction of the retail price.


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There are still some of us who do not have the luxury of a dishwasher... so what is a good recipe for hand washing dishes?

Shannee Sep 6, 2012 at 2:15 pm Flag as inappropriate

thank you I really needed a safe and a way to save

littlepumpkin Sep 6, 2012 at 1:44 pm Flag as inappropriate

We started making our own laundry detergent because it was so much less expensive, plus you use so little that you're cutting way back on what goes down the drain (in our case into our septic system and eventually the groundwater and creek on our property). Turns out it works WAY better than what you buy and we've tried most all of them. Next are dishwasher detergent and glass cleaner and we've been looking for recipes so this is perfect. Thanks so much!!

S. Winters Sep 6, 2012 at 12:45 pm Flag as inappropriate

Go to the horse section of your local feed store for a bottle with a larger dispersal nozzle or a larger bottle. Remember that fruity smelling sprays will attract mosquitos and yellow jackets to windows and door ways. What would be used to clean ovens and microwaves? What would you use to repel Ants, snakes, and mice?

ldyeng Sep 6, 2012 at 12:05 pm Flag as inappropriate

I've been making my own laundry detergent for a year now so it will be great to add more to my repertoire. :)

Sep 6, 2012 at 11:58 am Flag as inappropriate

Thank you Angela. You are a true blessing!

Carla Sep 6, 2012 at 10:41 am Flag as inappropriate

every time i want to down load it tell me that this web site can hurt my computer ?

annie Nov 21, 2011 at 11:28 am Flag as inappropriate

I love the look of the dishwasher detergent. Thanks for sharing these ideas.

Stuart Williams Nov 14, 2011 at 3:13 pm Flag as inappropriate

I thought of doing this myself. You did it!! Good work!

Dianne Aug 16, 2011 at 2:37 pm Flag as inappropriate

Wonderful, much needed, thanks!

daughter1960 Aug 10, 2011 at 4:29 pm Flag as inappropriate

Thank you we will save so much money

Geoff Holton1962 Apr 28, 2011 at 1:34 am Flag as inappropriate

Thank You I will try these I'm sure it will help with the budget.

Velma J. Woolford

Velma J. Woolford Mar 29, 2011 at 1:02 pm Flag as inappropriate

Can't tell you how many times I've looked for 'safe' cleaners that would also disinfect!
Thank you so much for this VERY VALUABLE resource. God Bless you and your
precious family.

anne Mar 28, 2011 at 10:57 am Flag as inappropriate

Please email me the fabulous cleaning recipes. Angela and The 700 club, my shower thanks you.

Christine Bjelland Mar 28, 2011 at 12:43 am Flag as inappropriate

Thank you very much!!!!

Katia Mar 25, 2011 at 8:08 am Flag as inappropriate

TY. So nice of you Angela!

Angela Mar 24, 2011 at 6:34 pm Flag as inappropriate

I am a "Private Contractor" I clean Houses for a living. I also can not wait to try these Money saven cleaning solutions.....The money and time I save is going to b simply amazing. god bless ya'll. Debo Gargiulo :-)

Debo Mar 24, 2011 at 5:00 pm Flag as inappropriate

Thanks so much for the recipes. For those having problems, make sure you have an account and are logged in and then you will be prompted to download the sheets. You print thru Adobe. Hope that helps.

Notperfectyet Mar 24, 2011 at 12:59 pm Flag as inappropriate

just was cleaning up before i got my kids in bed and this show caught my eye i just became a member and printed the recipes cant wait to try them Thanks so much..

forestgirl Mar 24, 2011 at 12:18 pm Flag as inappropriate

O.k. ...just printed homemade cleaning recipes. Can't wait to try them. Thanks!

T-rob Mar 24, 2011 at 12:15 pm Flag as inappropriate

Hello Angie, I am a member and I tried to write them all down while you were on tv but you talked to fast. lol... now I am trying to find them again and it won't let me see them. How can I find them again. I also want to thank you for them as we all need help saving money. I commend you and your busy life and sharing. Becky

Becky Carland Mar 24, 2011 at 11:12 am Flag as inappropriate

God Bless you Angie and thank you for helping all of us to save in this struggling economy. These recipes are awesome!

KarenD Mar 24, 2011 at 10:24 am Flag as inappropriate

I've been a partner since in the late 1970's and this is just one more reason why. Thanks, Jan

Janice E. Moore Mar 24, 2011 at 2:29 am Flag as inappropriate