Squeaky Clean: 3 DIY Cleansing Solutions for your Home

DIY Cleaning Solutions

Every one of us knows the importance of having a clean place to live in. For those of us who want everything to be squeaky clean, every small smidge of grime on that table isn’t going to cut it. Imagine having visitors over for a good ol’ conversation. You’re in the midst of talking and all of a sudden your visitor tells you of a “spot you missed.” Isn’t that frustrating?

Out of frustration, you use an industrial-grade cleaning solution and apply it vigorously apply it on the table surface. You think you’ve done a great job only to find out that you added more to the spot. Now you have a spot that’s got a lot of discoloration instead. Again, isn’t that frustrating?

It might sound hopeless, but all hope isn’t lost. Instead of turning to strong chemicals, why not go a less intense way? A lot of times, the solutions to our problems are just lying under our noses. Say no to strong chemical solutions and go for these homemade cleaning solutions instead.

Disinfectant Solution

Part of keeping a place clean is to get rid of harmful bacteria and prevent them from causing disease. An excellent way to do that is to use a natural solution that you can safely apply to any part of your home without worrying about harmful side effects. To do this, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • A cup of water
  • ¼ cup of vinegar
  • 6-8 drops of lemon oil
  • 6-8 drops of tea tree oil
  • 6-8 drops of eucalyptus oil

Mix all of these in a small bottle and apply it on a clean piece of cloth. Almost all of the ingredients mentioned above have antibacterial properties. Not only does this solution remove stains, but it also makes your place smell fresh and clean.

Pro Tip: You can replace lemon oil with fresh lemon rinds by placing them in the bottle along with the other solutions. You can also use lemon zest, remember to clean up any scraps left behind when you use it to wipe any surface.

Bathroom Scum Remover

When it comes to cleanliness, the bathroom has to be immaculate. However, most of us face an ugly problem that’s difficult to remove: Scum and Yellowish tiles. Avoid the horror and use this easy DIY solution:

  • ¼ cup of white vinegar
  • ¼ of dishwashing liquid
  • ½ cup of warm water
  • Small or medium-sized spray bottle

It’s good to balance out both the vinegar and dishwashing liquid to maintain that fresh scent you want in your bathroom. Mix it all in your spray bottle and generously apply it to the bathroom tiles or walls. Leave the solution for about 15-30 minutes and let its magic work.

Pro Tip: Always use warm water for this solution because warm water makes grime softer, making it more easy to wipe away.

Carpet Stain Remover

Carpets and rugs are the easiest things to get dirty, and when they do, they’re easy to spot. Avoid the embarrassment and awful explanations and use this mixture to get rid of that troublesome stain:

  • Baking Soda
  • 1 tbsp. of white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. of dishwashing liquid
  • 1 ½ cups of warm water

The cleaning process that goes with this solution is done in 3 ways: First, sprinkle the stain with baking soda to cover it up. Leave the baking soda on for 15 minutes. Second, vacuum all the baking soda to make sure it’s all gone. Lastly, use the water, vinegar, and dishwashing liquid mixture by dabbing it on the carpet using a sponge. Repeat until the stain is gone.

Pro Tip: It’s best to use white vinegar and a colorless dishwashing liquid to avoid any discoloration. You don’t have to worry about the solution damaging the fabric of your carpet because we’re only using a tablespoon of vinegar and dishwashing liquid.


The solutions and mixtures above are just a few of what you can create easily at home for your cleaning problems. Professional cleaning services such as MintyMaids and other services know that these solutions are very practical when cleaning up those nasty stains.

These solutions aren’t high in harmful chemicals so you don’t have to worry about applying them all over your house. Remember, cleaning up isn’t just to look good, it’s for our health too!

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