Whether you're worried about what chemicals cleaning product companies use, just ran out of Windex and are in a pinch, or think cleaning products cost too much and would rather DIY, here are some cleaners you can make at home.

Homemade Window Cleaner

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Distilled white vinegar is the MVP in our Homemade Window Cleaner #1:

  • 1 ½ cups of water
  • 1 ½ cups distilled white vinegar
  • 1 drop liquid dish soap
  • Mix all ingredients well in an empty spray bottle

Dawn and hydrogen peroxide are the dynamic duo in our Homemade Window Cleaner #2:

  • 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 drop dish soap
  • Mix all ingredients well in an empty spray bottle.

DIY Carpet Cleaners

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DIY Vinegar Carpet Cleaner:

  • 1 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 2 cups water

DIY Dish Soap Carpet Cleaner:

  • ½ cup dish soap
  • 2 cups water

DIY Disinfectant Sprays and Wipes

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DIY Disinfectant Spray:

  • 70% rubbing alcohol: no water needed
  • 2 parts 90-99% rubbing alcohol to 1 part water
  • Hydrogen peroxide: no water needed (hard surfaces only)
  • 4 teaspoons 5.25%-8.25% bleach to 1 quart of water

DIY Disinfectant Wipes:

  • Same ingredients as disinfectant spray above
  • Receptacle: Old disinfectant wipe container, coffee container, mason jar, Tupperware, or a plastic, screw-top, wide-mouth container
  • Paper towels
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