Homemade Household Cleaner


When we first put in our laminate floor we kept trying to wash it with every floor product out there and it looked terrible with streaks and water marks everywhere. We even went out to Kohl’s and bought one of those floor steamers, which we later found out you can’t use on laminate floors. We had come to terms with the fact that we would have to wash it with windex and scrub it until there were no streaks if we wanted our floors to look good. That is until Jesse came across the most amazing DIY household cleaner product. It is also even more amazing because we love the fact that kids can crawl all over the floor and we don’t feel like they’re covered in floor chemicals. We used it on the floor for a while and then we started putting it into a spray bottle and using it for everything. Just this morning Liz cleaned the windows and left behind is the most amazing streak-free glass. You’ll have to use it for yourself and be amazed. I’m sure’s there’s a lot of different ways to mix these ingredients and other diy household cleaners out there that work great and we’d love to hear from you if you have any.


1/2 cup (4 oz) isopropyl alcohol

1 cup (8 oz) vinegar

2 1/2 cups (20 oz) water

Every once and awhile we’ll mix some up, top off our spray bottle that we use for windows, mirrors and everything else and wash the floor with the excess left in the bowl. We use either a microfiber cloth or old cloth diaper wringing it out as much as possible before just wiping down the floor.


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  1. And when you’re done cleaning, you can drink it for a nice, relaxing buzz!

  2. Juris

    Vinegar is awesome! I love it on my fish and as a cleaner 🙂 I’m sad that I only discovered its many uses when I starting adding it to my cloth diaper laundry routine. I also add tea tree oil to my household cleaner mix. It is a great disinfectant but it’s very strong so only a drop or 2! It can be pricey and it comes in a tiny bottle but since you only use a drop here and there, it will probably last many years!

  3. Wow, nice recipe (not a food but still)

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