Affordable spring cleaning

Here are some great, affordable ideas I spotted on Pinterest to help spruce up your house for spring.  Click on each picture to go to the website and read all the details of each idea.

1. Homemade weed killer

Homemade weed killer

 

2. Affordable doorknob update

update your door knobs

 

3. Homemade furniture spray

homemade-dusting-spray

 

4 DIY Swiffer Refills

homemade swiffer pads

 

5. Homemade dishwasher tablets

dishwasher tabs

6. DIY Tub and Tile Cleaner

Homemade Tub Tile Cleanr

How do you spiff up your house affordably?  Share your ideas and links in comments.

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing! Great ideas! : )

  2. Prefold cloth diapers also make excellent Swiffer dusters. The Gerber ones (horrible as diapers but we used as burp cloths) fit perfectly.

    I also use soap nuts for a lot of our non-stain-type laundry (sheets, towels, etc). So much cheaper than regular detergent, totally natural, and they don’t leave residue! I wondered for a long time why my towels smelled funky even after washing, but no longer.

  3. I use vinegar or baking soda for almost everything. I do have commercial laundry detergent, but it is Arm & Hammer with baking soda. I add borax or oxyclean if the load is especially dirty. I use commercial soap in the dishwasher with a vinegar rinse, but neither Cascade nor Finish gets the whole load clean anymore. I’ve tried adding lemon/lemi-shine but it did not seem to make a difference. I’ve bought some TSP now to see if that helps. I have some bleach that I use on the tile flooring once every couple of months. I have a canister of wipes (I forget which brand) but those always end up drying out about halfway through because I just never think to use them. I’m pretty sure those are the only cleaning supplies I have. The vinegar just cleans so nicely.

  4. We bought a front-loading HE washing machine 3 years ago, and have had a lot of problems with a nasty smell being left on the laundry, especially dish cloths and towels…we had tried cleaning the machines with those pucks, to no avail…now, we had a 1/2 cup of white vinegar to the bleach container, and it has worked wonders!!

  5. We were making all of those dishwasher mixes and discovered the easiest one. Even glasses come out sparkling (I still use Lemmi-shine thought in rinse. My husband starts the dishwasher and adds 1/2 tsp oxiclean and 1/4 tsp Dawn. That’s it