Breeze Into DIY Fall Cleaning Recipes This Season

What do you see when you look under your kitchen or bathroom sink? Around the half-used box of garbage bags, squishy dishwashing pods, and reusable rubber gloves, you will surely find a collection of colorful plastic bottles housing familiar household cleaning products. Most people buy products because it’s what they’ve always used. That nostalgic smell of Pine Sol© and Clorox© can be hard to shake off, but what if you tried a more environmentally friendly and safer choice instead of using these chemicals? 

There’s no need to scour the internet for ideas; Paran Homes has the DIY fall cleaning recipes you’ve been searching for so you can breeze into the season feeling fresh and clean. 

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Ensuring that your entire home is ‘spic and span’ is a priority for most homeowners. With so many options and surfaces needing attention, finding one cleaner that does it all can be challenging! Here are a few recipes to get you started on your home this season. 

All-Purpose Cleaner

1 cup water

1 cup vinegar

A few drops of essential oil (e.g., lavender, lemon, etc.) for a pleasant scent

Stainless Steel Cleaner

Equal parts water and white vinegar in a spray bottle

A few drops of olive oil for shine 

Fabric Freshener

2 cups water

One tablespoon of baking soda

10-15 drops of your favorite essential oil 

Bathtub Drain Cleaner

1-gallon boiling water down the drain

1 cup baking soda

1 cup lemon juice or vinegar

Cover drain for 30-45 minutes

Slowly flush the cleaner with another gallon of boiling water

Window/Glass Cleaner 

1 cup water

1 cup distilled white vinegar

10-15 drops of your favorite essential oil 

Mother and Daughter Cleaning Together ©Trzykropy
One More Helpful Tip 

Now that you know a safer way to clean, your kids can join in on the fun! Because these recipes use safe ingredients like water, essential oils, and vinegar, you can involve your older children in cleaning up. Watch what they do, demonstrate how to clean specific areas, and explain which DIY cleaner works best. You can even include them in the recipe creation if you want to go the extra mile. 

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Keeping your home clean this season is easy using these tips from Paran Homes! We’re always here to help our homeowners and prospective homebuyers find the home of their dreams and keep it looking great. 

Contact us today to schedule a tour and ask about our Breeze Into a Paran Home promotion.