How to make your own DIY Liquid Fabric Softener

Are you a huge fan of all the DIY all-purpose cleaners? I know I am. I started making my own cleaners a couple of years ago and I must say I am very happy that I chose to take this route.

Not only am I completely aware of all of the ingredients but they are all-natural. A lot of commercial cleaners contain a lot of chemicals and I am not a fan of that. The other great benefit is that I am actually saving money.

Of course, the next huge benefit is that you don’t use plastic bottles that you throw away all of the time. As we all know this is very bad for the environment.

But I must say that once you start making your own all-purpose cleaners using natural products you already have in your home you get addicted to it and you want to start making everything on your own.

That is why I have the best liquid fabric softener recipe for you

I love this recipe and it provides amazing results. Of course, the ingredients you need are very simple and are all-natural.

You need:

White Vinegar
Vegetable Glycerin
Essential Oil of your choice
A glass Container

Our of everything I mentioned you would probably only need to go out and buy vegetable glycerin since you already have everything in your home.

Mix 2 cups of water with 2 cups of white vinegar. Add 1/8 cup of vegetable glycerin. Then pick an essential oil and add around 15 drops to the mixture.

Pour everything in a glass container and you are done.

This recipe is extremely easy and effective!

Keep one thing in mind

When you are using this recipe do not use bleach! I don’t know if you are aware but vinegar and bleach do not mix well and they create toxic fumes which you definitely need to avoid.

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7 things you use every day and you should clean more often

I can guarantee you that there are so many items in your home that you use every day but you don’t clean enough. Make sure you fix this mistake and start cleaning them more often.

– Makeup Brushes

Who is guilty of doing this? This is one of the worst habits a girl can have. Makeup brushes, sponges, beauty blenders are packed with bacteria that can cause infection, breakouts, skin irritation, etc.

– Dishcloths

Wash dishcloths every few days. They collect tons of bacteria that will transfer to everything else in your home.

– Steering Wheels

Do you know what is dirtier than a public toilet? The steering wheel of your car. And that is a proven fact. Research shows that there are more than 700 different bacteria on average which is nine times more than from a public toilet.

Regularly wipe down the wheel with cleaning wipes.

– Mops
Both mops and brooms are supposed to help you maintain your home in a cleaner state but sometimes they can do quite the opposite because of all the dirt and bacteria they collect with time.

Everything that you clean with and is reusable needs to be cleaned itself.

– Light Switches

Light Switches are perfect for spreading germs. Every once in a while make sure you wipe them down with a cleaning wipe.

– Remote Controls

When was the last time you cleaned your remote control? Have you ever even done it? This item filled with bacteria needs to be wiped down with an antibacterial wipe at least a couple of times a month.

– Toothbrushes
I will tell you a very nasty fact about your toothbrush – most likely there is poop and a lot of bad germs like E. coli on it.

The two biggest tips I have for you – don’t store your toothbrush next to your toilet and replace it often.

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Creative cleaning hacks that will help you

  • Oil Bottles

Oil bottles are huge messes – we have a hack for you. Get a paper towel, wrap it around the container and get an elastic band with which you will secure the paper towel.

  • Oven Racks

Cleaning your oven is not the most pleasant thing in the world. From times to times I call and let them deep-clean it. But sometimes I use this hack.

Grab some dryer sheets, lay them onto the base of a sink or a bathtub and place your oven racks there. Add some liquid soap and cover the racks with water. Let it sit for a few hours and wipe the racks with the soaked sheets.

  • Your garbage

Do you have a garbage disposal? Cut a few lemons and put them down your garbage disposal unit – switch it on for 15 seconds. This will make every part of your kitchen smell like lemon.

  • Glasses

Are your glasses cloudy? Soak them in vinegar and dry them with a paper towel after.

  • Cultery with rust marks

Grab a large glass and pour equal parts warm water and lemon juice. Place your cultery and let them in for an hour.

  • Your Floor

If the head of your flat floor mop needs replacement – replace it with fluffy socks.

  • Stains

Treat a stain on your furniture with shaving foam. Spray it on the stain and leave for a couple of minutes.

  • Wood

You can use beer to add shine to wood. Just dampen a cloth with beer and clean in a circular motion.

  • Leather Furniture

Use shoe polish to remove scratches on leather furniture. Grab a soft, polish brush and apply a small amount. Start buffing gently on the scratches.

  • Grease on concrete

Pour coca-cola over the stains on the grease.

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How to clean a bathtub

Bathtub CleaningBathtubs are an ideal retreat for relaxation after a long day at work. But also bathtubs are often the ideal safe haven for germs and harmful bacteria. This means that a bathtub must be cleaned on a regular basis. So if you have recently bought a bathtub and you don’t know how exactly to clean it, keep reading because we have some very helpful pointers for you or just call Cleaners Wandsworth.

Always commence the cleaning of your bathtub by pre-rinsing the tub. You can always pre-rinse your tub to removal all sand, dirt and hair that is located on the surfaces of your tub. If you fail to remove these particles they may damage the finish of your bathtub while you are cleaning it. The easiest way to pre-rinse your bathtub is to use the tub’s shower head. Also once you have pre-rinse the tub, remove the shower head so that you can clean it more easily.

Next head to a nearby cleaning company, supermarket or home depot and purchase a commercial bathtub cleaner. Once you have acquired the cleaner, apply it liberally all over the tub and don’t forget to concentrate on areas that are heavily stains and soiled. When you are don’t applying the cleaner, allow it to sit and soak in for a period of approximately ten minutes.

It is very importantly that you let the cleaner sit because it will not only loosen the stains and remove the water spots from the surfaces of your tube but it will also disinfect your bathtub from any harmful particles such as the aforementioned bacteria and germs. Now grab a rag and start scrubbing the bathtub. Don’t apply too much pressure and turn extra attention to the areas around the drain and faucet as these areas tend to harbor large amount of harmful particles and soap scum. Finish your bathtub cleaning by rinsing the tub thoroughly.

If all this seems too laborious and time consuming for you, then you can always hire professional cleaners to clean your tub for you. Nowadays lots of cleaning companies work with affordable prices so you won’t have to break your bank in order to use such services. You can find the contact details of such companies in the yellow pages and the ads sections of your local newspapers.

Regardless which approach you choose it is very important that you maintain a clean and spotless bathtub, so don’t be negligent about your cleaning responsibilities.

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Tips on how to clean kitchen cabinets

Kitchen Cabinets CleaningYour kitchen cabinets must always be spotless and clean because these are the features in which you are keeping your food. If you have never cleaned your kitchen cabinetry before you can check out Cleaning Services Hampstead website or keep reading because we have listed down some very helpful cleaning tips.

The easiest way to keep your kitchen cabinets clean is to dust and wipe them on a regular basis. For instance every two weeks empty your cabinets and wipe the insides of the cabinets with a homemade cleaning detergent that you have made by mixing water and mild soap. Use a soft cloth or sponge to wipe clean the interior of your cabinets. Once you have cleaned the insides, remove any residue from the cleaning solution by using a soft clean towel. Also before you return the content of your cabinetry, check the expiration dates of the foods and discard all foods that are out-of-date.

You can remove stains from your cabinets by mixing oil soap and warm water. Just get a laver and pour in it the ingredients. Allow the water to dilute the soap for several minutes before you start cleaning the stains. Of course you can always head to your local cleaning company and purchase a commercial stain remover. Use the scouring side of a sponge to apply the stain remover but don’t apply too much pressure as you may damage the surface of the cabinet that you are treating. Then use the soft side of the sponge to wipe clean the stain. Bear in mind that some stains are harder to remove than others, so you might have to repeat the procedure for some types of stains. Once all stains are gone rinse your kitchen cabinet with clean water and dry them with a soft towel.

If your cabinets have a protective wax finish, it is advisable that you reapply a wax finish on your cabinets once you are done cleaning them. You should do so because some homemade and commercial cleaning solutions tend to remove the wax finish along with the dirt and stains. You can purchase a wax finish from any supermarket, home depot and cleaning firm. Apply the wax finish by following the instructions that are on the bottle.

The last advice that we have for you is to call professional cleaners to clean your kitchen cabinets from A to Z at least once a year. By doing so you will be certain that all harmful particles are entirely removed and more importantly you will prolong the lifespan of your cabinets.

As you can see cleaning kitchen cabinets isn’t that complicated, so don’t neglect your duties and clean them frequently.

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Six simple steps that will allow you to maintain a clean carpet

Article by: Carpet Cleaning Bracknell

Carpet CleaningCarpets are beautiful household items that can drastically enhance the overall feeling of a room. Sadly carpets are also one of the most capricious household features due to the fact that they require frequent cleaning in order to keep their appearance. This is why we have decided to write down a step by step tutorial which you can use to maintain your carpet clean.

  1. Begin by mixing your own homemade carpet cleaning detergent. Get a laver and fill it half way with water. Add to the water a moderate amount of power laundry and leave the ingredient to mix. If you don’t trust homemade cleaning remedies you can always use a commercial carpet cleaner which you can purchase from a nearby cleaning company, supermarket or specialized cleaning store.
  2. Before you treat your carpet with the carpet cleaning detergent, vacuum it to remove the large dirt particles and to suck up as much dust as you can. It is advisable that you change your old vacuum cleaner bag with a new one, before you vacuum your carpet.
  3. Now apply the carpet cleaner on all the spots and stains that are on your carpet. Allow the cleaning solution to soak on the problematic areas for five to ten minutes before you start scrubbing.
  4. Scrub the spotted and stained areas with fresh clean water and a soft brush. Always use inward circular motions when you are removing spots and stains from a carpet in order to prevent the stains and spots from spreading further onto the carpet. If the spots and stains aren’t coming off, it is for the best if you contact and hire professional cleaners to finish your carpet cleaning for you.
  5. On the other hand if you have been able to remove the stains and spots, use a soft brush to remove any residue from the carpet cleaner. Once the entire residue is removed, let your carpet dry. You can point a running fan towards your carpet to accelerate the drying process.
  6. Once you carpet is dry, end the cleaning by re-vacuuming your carpet and applying a carpet protector. If you don’t have a carpet protector under hand you can buy from a cleaning company or supermarket.


As you can see cleaning a carpet isn’t as hard or time consuming as it sounds. So the next time that you notice that your carpet is heavily stained or soiled, take matters into your own hands and clean it.

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