Commercial cleaning products are not only expensive, but they make use of an excessive amount of chemicals to get the job done. If you want to save money while keeping things nice and healthy, then consider these simple and natural cleaning recipes:

Crust Remover

Baking soda is one of the essential ingredients when it comes to natural cleaning recipes, and this is true even for burnt pots and pans. Even just two tablespoons of the stuff mixed with a quart of water is enough to soften up the burnt crusts on the pans. Finish up with a scrubbing pad or metal scour.

Carpet Deodorizer

Carpets tend to collect a lot of nasty smells as time passes. Simply sprinkling baking soda half an hour before vacuuming gets rid of the dirt, but a combination of a quarter cup talcum powder, a third of a cup of baking soda and a tablespoon of cornstarch is best for those carpets with some seriously funky smells.

Toilet Bowl Cleanser

Ammonia is a great way to get rid of toilet bowl smells and stains. If you want a less aromatic cleaner, though, then replace the ammonia with 2 cups of vinegar with half a cup of baking soda. You could even replace the vinegar with lemon juice for an even milder scent if you want to.

Drain Cleaner

When your kitchen drains are clogged, put aside half a cup of baking soda and half a cup of vinegar. Pour the baking soda down the drain, and then follow with the vinegar. Let the stuff cook for fifteen minutes, then flush boiling water down the drain. Do not use this with plastic pipes, as they may warp and crack with the combination of heat and acid.

Coffee Stain Remover

Coffee stains are a serious headache for the caffeine lover. If you want to get rid of them, simply take a plain old sponge, dab it in vinegar, and proceed to wipe the stain off. Again, be very careful with wooden surfaces, as the wood may not react favorably with the acid.

Rust Buster

Rust not only looks ugly, but it can seriously damage the metal parts of various things around your home. Take some salt and spread it carefully around the rusted area. Cover the salted areas with some lemon or lime juice, let the solution sit for three hours, and then wipe off the solution.

Wooden Polisher

Wood tends to look dull over time, but commercial solutions to the problem are expensive. There is one among the natural cleaning recipes that will help solve your problem, and it simply involves mixing equal parts vegetable oil and vinegar. Generously rub it on the wooden surface, making sure that the wood absorbs the solution.

Remember that you do not have to spend hundreds of dollars on commercial products to clean your home. A little time and patience can save you a lot of money without sacrificing efficiency, and these natural cleaning recipes will help you do just that!

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Mary Gonzalez is a writer, designer, architect and a landscape specialist. She founded different home improvement blogs across UK and selected Asian regions.