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The more I find out about household cleaners, the more interested I am in finding green solutions. I don’t want to expose the people or pets in my house to toxic substances if there is a safer alternative. There are a few ingredients that have been around for generations. I decided to give some of them a try and see which ones worked.

The first thing I had to do was to go shopping. I am letting you know what I suggest you buy. Some of these things you may already have at your house.

  • Bottle of White vinegar
  • 1 Box of Borax
  • Baking Soda – large bag or box
  • Lemons
  • Olive Oil

Use these recipes for each part of the home. Try each one. If you like one, use that method for cleaning instead of store-bought cleaning products.

Shower Cleaner

  • ¼ cup Borax
  • Bucket of hot water

Mix ingredients and use on all tile and porcelain surfaces in the bathroom.

Glass Cleaner

  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • 2 cups of water

Mix ingredients and put in a spray bottle.

Kitchen Sink Deodorizer

  • ¼ wedge of lemon

Place lemon in the garbage disposal. Run water and turn on garbage disposal until lemon is gone.

Wood Cleaner

  • 2 parts olive oil
  • 1 part lemon juice

Use small amount of mixture on wood furniture. Use a soft cloth to spread and wipe off.

Wood Floors

  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1 gallon of warm water

Make sure water is warm when mixing this to clean floors, and use it right away

Oven Cleaner

  • Baking soda
  • Water

Mix two ingredients to form a paste. Spread paste in oven and let sit overnight. Scrub the following day and wipe with a clean cloth and water.


By: Kathryn LaBarbera, Executive Vice President of Closet Factory Los Angeles.

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Kathryn LaBarbera (23 Posts)

Kathryn LaBarbera is the Executive Vice President of Closet Factory and with the company for more than 19 years. She is passionate about the business and loves how helping people get organized makes a positive impact in their lives. Her hobbies include finding new restaurants, entertaining at home and traveling around the world.


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