Homemade 409 & Shout Recipes…

07/27/2009 9:00 am · 4 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

Thanks to Frugal Girls for this Thrifty Tip

Today I wanted to share with you one way I’ve personally found to really save money ~ making your own cleaning solutions!

It honestly took me awhile before I was willing to try this, but after I did a quick analysis of how much money I could save, I knew it was time to start making up some frugal cleaning solutions of my own!  These solutions literally cost about 40 cents or so to make, as opposed to the $3 – $4 price tag you’ll often see on cleaners at the store.

Following are some tried and true “recipes” for homemade cleaning solutions.  Just a few simple ingredients, and you’re on your way to some effective and thrifty solutions!

Homemade 409

2 Tbsp. Distilled White Vinegar

1 Tsp. Borax

1/8 cup Dawn Dishsoap

1 cup Hot Water

Pour vinegar, borax and hot water into spray bottle.

Then continue filling spray bottle with cool water.

Add dawn dishsoap last.  No need to shake.

This is a great cleaner, because the vinegar acts as a disinfectant!

Homemade Laundry Stain Remover

I was skeptical of this one at first, but I’ve got two boys that are dirt and grass-stain magnets, and this stain remover has never let me down!

1/3 cup Dawn Dishsoap

1/3 cup Ammonia

3 Tbsp. Baking Soda

1 cup Water

Mix all ingredients together and store in an empty spray bottle (I use an old “Shout” spray bottle)

*Note: Do not combine ammonia with bleach.

If you haven’t tried making your own cleaning solutions, I’d highly encourage you to try!  It’s easy to do, and you might be amazed at how much money you’ll save!

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