You only need five ingredients to clean your entire home.
Whether you are trying to get your home sparkling for spring, or are looking for some new cleaning recipes, there are so many times when I’m glad I have homemade cleaners on hand!
How to Clean Everything with 5 Ingredients
If you are in a pinch or looking to streamline your cleaning process, you can use five ingredients to make any household cleaner you might need!
Here is how to clean your entire home using these five ingredients:
Baking soda has so many different uses for cleaning!
There are two main ways you can use this all-purpose cleaner.
The first is to deodorize, and the second is to help clean tough jobs like sticky residue off your counters or stove!
Here are just some of the ways you can use baking soda to clean your home.
- Scrub down your kitchen counters
- Deep clean greasy dishes
- Deodorize carpets, pet beds, and furniture
- Get crayon off your walls
- Unclog your drain
- Remove water rings
Distilled White Vinegar
Out of everything on this list, distilled white vinegar is probably one of my favorites!
This simple ingredient can be used in so many areas of your home!
Here are some of the ways you can use white vinegar in your home.
- Disinfect your counters
- Combine with dish soap for a homemade shower cleaner
- Clean dirty sheet pans
- Use to clean your coffee maker or tea kettle
- Clean your dishwasher or washing machine
- Use in place of bleach for a food-safe surface
Lemons, Limes, or Fresh Citrus
The goal of using these fresh fruits is to pick something high in citric acid.
Fresh citrus is excellent for scrubbing and making whatever you clean sparkle like new!
Just make sure you stay away from stone and anything that might be brass plated.
Lemon essential oil is THE BEST for tackling anything sticky!
Borax is a great heavy-duty cleaner to have on hand, while this can add a boost to your laundry, it’s great for cleaning your home as well!
It’s the key ingredient to this homemade dishwasher detergent recipe.
Here are some of the ways you can use borax to clean your home.
- Keep pests away
- Dissolve any sticky messes
- Clean your car upholstery
- Scrub tile and tubs
- Remove rust
- Clean your toilet bowl
- Clean your outdoor furniture
- Get rid of sink stains
If you eat in your home, chances are you have dish soap handy!
Many surfaces in your home can be cleaned with just a simple dish soap mixture or even just the dish soap!
Here are some of the ways you can use dish soap to clean your home (beyond dishes).
- Mop your floors
- Clean stainless steel
- Clean your cabinets
- Clean marble or granite countertops
- Create a streak-free window cleaner by mixing with water
- Get rid of grease stains
- Clean your tools
- Clean your grill
- Quickly clean your blender
These five ingredients can get the job done in a pinch!
While there are tons of great cleaners out there, these five ingredients are my top picks for tough jobs and deep cleaning.
If you have these five ingredients handy in your home, there is no area of your home that you can’t clean.