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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I would like recipe for laundry detergent and dish washing liquid if you have one. Thank you and may God Bless you.

juliebanks Sep 7, 2012 at 3:48 pm Flag as inappropriate

Do you have a recipe for Tide Free laundry detergent?It's hypoallergenic and has NO fragrance.It cleans well.

Lila Sep 7, 2012 at 5:32 am Flag as inappropriate

For window/glass cleaner, I like to make it in bulk (1 gal)
1 gal jug of water (pour about half out)
2 cups lemon ammonia
1 cup rubbing alcohol
(Then fill the rest of your jug up with water)
Then add 1 tsp Dawn dishsoap.
Swish around- do not shake.
I use this for an all purpose cleaner as well.
Also, for a streak-free shine, use crumpled pages from an old newspaper to clean mirrors/windows.

bradie Sep 7, 2012 at 3:03 am Flag as inappropriate

Says this type of down load can harm your computer - -...
So I'll just pass on another good item for cleaning ... Peroxide...
Check with your Doctor... It is a very good disinfectant...

Shirley Smith Sep 7, 2012 at 1:18 am Flag as inappropriate

I've just been looking for some non-toxic cleaning supplies so the timing could not have been better. Buying natural or organic can be so expensive. The last time I cleaned my showers my eyes burnt so bad I could hardly see. Thanks so much!

tori Sep 7, 2012 at 1:09 am Flag as inappropriate

oh my goodness I love these ideas I am such a clean freak so I go through supplies quite often this will save us so much money...Thank you so much.

Jen Marze Sep 7, 2012 at 12:20 am Flag as inappropriate

Thanks for the recipes,it will save us alot in the long run. God Bless. I can't tell you how many times my wife and I tried ideas for around the house that would save us money. After watching how easy it was to mix your recipes, we will never buy name brand again. We hope you come up with more ideas in the future.

BryonT Sep 7, 2012 at 12:10 am Flag as inappropriate

i can not down load the recipes. please send

patty Sep 6, 2012 at 9:14 pm Flag as inappropriate

does angela have a book out in the stores with the recipes in it to make your own cleaners? if she does could someone let me know? thanks

lisa evans Sep 6, 2012 at 4:13 pm Flag as inappropriate

These are great ideas. I can't wait to try them.

Amy Jordan Sep 6, 2012 at 4:08 pm Flag as inappropriate

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