You Can Use This DIY All-Purpose Cleaner To Clean Everything In Your Home!

I have always wanted to find a DIY recipe for a cleaner that is truly an all-purpose one. A cleaner I can apply on any surface in my home. Something I can use to clean my kitchen countertops, my wooden tables, my bathtub, my windows, mirrors, and even my floors.

When I first started using natural ingredients to make my own cleaners this concept seemed impossible. I was finding cleaners for different surfaces in my home but never something that can be used on everything. As time passed, I became more experienced and I even stopped following recipes I found online and I focused on experimenting.

And then, one day, I finally managed to create the best all-purpose cleaner that is safe to use on just about any surface in a home.

How To Make This Magical DIY Cleaner?

Making this cleaner is easier than you think and, to be honest – you don’t need any fancy ingredients. All you need is white vinegar, rubbing alcohol, distilled water, Castile soap, and lavender essential oil. Of course, you can use any essential oil you want. I use lavender because it has antibacterial properties. When you combine lavender oil with the rubbing alcohol and vinegar, this cleaner becomes extremely strong and can be used as a disinfectant. All dirt, dust, impurities, and germs will be removed!

Start off with filling an empty spray bottle with equal parts of vinegar, rubbing alcohol, and water. Then add 1/4 tablespoon of the Castile soap and 15 drops of the essential oil you decided to use.

Then gently shake the bottle so all ingredients can mix well… and that’s it!

Now you have made an amazing all-purpose cleaner you can use to clean and disinfect any surface in your home. I use it in every room – my kitchen, bathroom, living room, and bedroom.

How To Clean Your Quartz Countertop Without Damaging It?

If you have quartz countertops then you know figuring out how to clean them can be very frustrating – especially if you are a fan of making your own cleaners.

A huge percentage of the DIY cleaner recipes out there contain vinegar in them, however, if you have quartz countertops you know that you need to avoid using vinegar because it will damage them… so what should you do if you still want to use natural ingredients and make your own cleaners? What to use that will be safe and won’t cause damage to your beautiful countertop?

Here how to clean them!

– Use Rubbing Alcohol

One of my favourite recipes contains 2 parts rubbing alcohol, 2 parts water, and a few drops of any essential oil (I love using lemon). This is a gentle cleaner that will also disinfect the surface – and we all want that!

– Use Liquid Soap

Apply this when you spill something! Simply mix water and liquid soap, dampen a cloth in the soapy water then wipe your countertops.

– Use A Glass Cleaner

Chances are you have a commercial glass cleaner somewhere in your home – so use it! You can safely clean your quartz countertops with a glass cleaner!

– Use Baking Soda

For stubborn stains, I recommend you to use baking soda – a gentle ingredient that won’t damage or scratch your countertops.

Simply create a paste with baking soda and a bit of water. Grab a small brush (I suggest you use an old toothbrush), apply some of the paste on the stained area then scrub for a few minutes.

5 Cleaning Products You Should Avoid Using If You Have A Dog

If you have a pet than finding cleaning products that are effective will be even harder because most of the ones you can buy from the store are actually bad for the health of your dog.

You probably haven’t realized this, however, I wanted to give you a list of all products you need to avoid!


As you probably know your dog has a much more sensitive sense of smell than you which means that using such harsh chemicals like bleach can be bad for their health.

I would suggest you avoid using bleach, however, if you must clean something with it make sure your dog is in another room.


Many commercial cleaners that are meant to remove grime and germs contain ammonia – an ingredient which can be dangerous for your dog.

So before you buy a new cleaner make sure you check the ingredients first!

Oven Cleaners

Usually, oven cleaners can be harmful to your dog due to the ingredients it contains.

This is why I would recommend you ditch the commercial products and start making your own oven cleaners! Not only will your dog thank you but you will also save some money by following some DIY recipes containing natural ingredients!

Toilet Bowl Cleaners

Toilet bowl cleaners are made with bleach which as I previously stated is pretty harmful to pets.

Some negative effects that it might have include vomiting and poor orientation. Similar to the oven cleaner, I suggest you make your toilet bowl cleaner using natural ingredients.

Counter Cleaners

Another very important product for the cleanliness of your home which is harmful to your dog is the counter cleaner.

Unfortunately, even if you think that this cleaner won’t get in contact with your dog – it will! If the cleaner is with a spray bottle that means that the product you spray can travel through the air and land in the food or water bowl of your pet.

A great alternative is to use vinegar. It’s the perfect all-purpose cleaner!

Learn how to easily clean your grill!

Cleaning your grill is probably one of the chores you are neglecting the most. Unfortunately, the more you postpone it the dirtier it will get which means one thing – you will need to spend a lot of time cleaning it. Not only will it become this time-consuming chore but you increase your chances of getting food poisoning due to the germs (a dirty grill is a breeding ground for bacteria).

Deep cleaning your grill is very important and you need to make it a priority of yours. I will tell you exactly how I deep clean mine!

So how can you deep clean your grill?

Let’s start off with everything you need – rubber gloves, a grill brush, a plastic knife, a kitchen sponge, microfiber towels, dish soap, paper towels, avocado oil, and 2 buckets!

I know it may look like you need a lot of things but let’s be honest – all you need for the actual cleaning is dish soap and avocado oil, the other things are just cleaning tools which you already probably have in your home anyway.

Start with preheating the grill on high for a few minutes. That way any food residue will be able to turn to ash.

Then make a soapy mixture with how water in a bucket, dip a sponge in there and start scrubbing the exterior of your grill. Once you are done rinse and dry with a microfiber towel.

Then open the lid and turn off the gas. Let the grill cool down completely then scrub the ash with your grill brush (dip it in the soapy water). Once you are done make sure you rinse and dry it completely.

Then I recommend you rub avocado oil with a towel on all sides of the grates which will protect them from rust.

Then remove the flavorizer bars and scrub them with the brush dipped in the soapy water.

Continue with scrubbing the burners and the metal reflectors.

The easiest way to clean foam earplugs

What is the best way to clean foam earplugs without wasting too much time? We all live very busy lives and we already spend enough time cleaning and maintaining our homes organized. That is exactly why we need are always searching for easy and quick ways to manage small cleaning tasks, and I can reassure you that your foam earplugs will need only 2 minutes of your time.

I have recently had a lot of problems with my sleep due to my loud neighbors and I thought that the best solution for my issue is to simply start sleeping with earplugs. It’s not ideal but I think no one has found an effective way to deal with loud neighbors, therefore, I had to be creative in order to save my sleep!

I remembered that I have an old pair of foam earplugs that I haven’t used in years but I knew they were in a terrible condition. I had previously dropped them in dirt multiple times and they had completely lost their appeal but since I was so desperate to save my sleep I had to be quick with the cleaning process.

I read that earplugs need to be disposed of once they are way too dirty, and I must admit – mine were more than just dirty, however, it was 3 in the morning and I couldn’t exactly go to the store and replace them so I had to find a way to make them work.

So how did I clean them?

I decided to do what my instincts were telling me – soak them in warm soapy water. I mean, it is probably the oldest trick in the cleaning book and it works for so many different things so I thought to myself: Why not?!

I simply filled a cup with warm water and put a couple of drops of liquid soap. I soaked them in the mixture and started rubbing them with my fingers so that I could remove the dirt faster.

And guess what? It worked! Once I was done I rinsed them to remove any excess soap and I let them air dry.

Long story short – I cleaned my earplugs and saved my sleep…

Of course, if the earplugs have a storage container than you need to clean it as well. I recommend refilling the cup you used with more warm soapy water and repeating the same steps to clean them as well – that’s what I used to clean mine.

Here is a step-by-step video of the cleaning process:

Why you should use baking soda to remove bad smells

As you probably know baking soda is an amazing cleaning ingredient that you can use to your advantage when you are cleaning your home – it’s both inexpensive and has many benefits.

Another benefit of the baking soda is its ability to cancel and remove odors. It can be very practical in your home if you want to get rid of a specific bad smell.

Here are some great examples that you can apply

Place baking soda in your fridge

This kitchen appliance often absorbs a lot of different smells. If you happen to open it and get an overwhelming whiff of a nasty smell then place a bowl of baking soda in it. It will cancel out all of the smells

Remove smells from your drain

A great way to deodorize your drain is to simply pour some baking soda in it and run the hot water for a few minutes.

Your couch smells bad? Use baking soda

If you happen to notice that your sofa, or any other upholstery, smells bad then don’t panic. All upholsteries are known for absorbing all kinds of things – and odors are one of them. Sprinkle baking soda all over the upholstery and leave it overnight. The simply vacuum the couch to get rid of the baking soda.

How to remove a champagne stain from a carpet?

Opened a champagne bottle but half of the liquid went on the floor – and you have a carpet? Such spills can cause stains that are hard to be removed.

A huge tip for the next time you need to open a bottle of champagne will be to do it either outside or not over a carpeted area.

If you are quick with the cleaning and the spill is still fresh – the stain will be easier to remove.

What will you need?

The first method

  • Paper Towels
  • A Sponge
  • Soda
  • Dishwashing Liquid Soap

Start with grabbing the paper towels and soaking the liquid from the stain. Something you should keep in mind is to never use colored paper towels because the color will transfer to your carpet. Only use white ones.

Continue with soaking the sponge in soda and blotting the stained area.

Mix the dishwashing liquid soap and blot the stained area with the mixture.

Rinse with cold water once the stain is fully removed. Once it dries completely you can vacuum the area to raise the fibers.

The second method

  • A Sponge
  • Soda
  • Paper Towels
  • Dishwashing Liquid Soap
  • Ammonia
  • Vinegar

Get the sponge and soak it in soda then blot the stain with it.

Continue with mixing water and the liquid soap and blot the stained area with it.

Make a mixture of 2 tablespoons ammonia and a cup of water. Soak a sponge in it and blot the stained area.

Rinse the mixture well with water.

Then mix a cup of vinegar with two cups of water and blot with the mixture until the stain is completely gone.

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What are the health benefits of a kiwi

There are plenty of health benefits that are hiding in a kiwi such as helping with protein digestion, managing blood pressure, boosting the immune system, creating acid balance, etc. Another thing that it helps with is improving skin health, respiratory function, preventing cancer, helping restful sleep.

  • Helps with managing blood pressure

The main reason for high blood pressure is because of altered electrolyte levels. Kiwis have lots of potassium which can help correct the imbalances causing the high blood pressure.

  • Helps with the immune system

Extremely packed with Vitamin C, kiwis can help you with boosting your immune system. It also has lots of other anti-oxidants that will protect your body from harm.

  • Helps with Diabetes

All diabetics need to consume carbohydrates. Kiwis can provide that. Also, when you have a craving for something sweet kiwis are a great solution.

  • Helps with acid balance in the body

A lot of people have blood pH that is acidic – a normal pH needs to be neutral or slightly alkaline. Kiwis are the best solution to balance pH since acidic blood pH can cause cancer, growth of yeast.

  • Helps with sleep

Kiwis produce serotonin which as we all know improves our mood. It also improve the quality of sleep.

  • Helps with improving skin

Kiwis contain Vitamin C which is really good for the skin. Some other vitamins that are found in kiwis help reflect UV damage.

  • Helps with improving respiratory function

Respiratory health can benefit a lot from the Vitamin C that is in a kiwi. It also includes bioflavonoid which is used in reducing asthma attacks.

Carpet Cleaning Tips and Tricks

All carpets need to be taken care of and maintained. They collect so much dirt, dust, bacteria and they probably have at least one stain. You definitely need to consider cleaning them from times to times. After all, just vacuuming them doesn’t get rid of everything. This doesn’t need to be that hard. I know it sounds like so much work but I promise you it’s not. There are just some things you need to do to assure the long lifespan of your carpet and to keep it in brand new condition for as long as possible.

How to remove stains from a carpet?

What’s important is to get rid of them right away. This can almost always guarantee you that your carpet will be stainless.

  1. In case of stain don’t rub it but dab it with a cleaning solution. That way you don’t put that much pressure on it and you don’t spread it even more. Basically, that’s why rubbing a stain does – make it worse.

  2. Blot your stain with a cloth that has baking soda.

  3. If that doesn’t work spray it with a mixture of vinegar and water. Let it soak for at least 10 minutes. Press a clean sponge on it after to soak everything

  4. Apply shaving cream directly on the stain. Let it stay for 30 minutes. Blot it with away with a dry cloth. Spray it with a mixture of vinegar and water then wipe it away with a cloth.

  5. You have a gum pressed in the carpet? Grab ice cubes and apply them on the gum. The idea is to freeze the gum. Use a spoon after to lift it and cut the strands of the carpet that is close to the gum.

  6. Have candle wax on your carpet? Grab your iron and a towel. Place the towel on top of the stain and then put the heated iron on top. Scrape the wax with a knife after. Don’t leave the iron for more than 30 seconds. Also use a white towel, otherwise the color of the towel might transfer on the carpet.

  7. Dropped candy on your carpet? Try and scrape it with a butter knife then apply a mixture of water and dish soap with a sponge. You need to remove all the sugar because it will attract dirt and bacteria quicker


    How to clean your carpet?

    Like I said a normal vacuum can’t clean it that well.

    1. Use powder

    By powder, I mean powdered carpet cleaner or baking soda.

    • Sprinkle the powder all over your carpet

    • Leave it for a couple of hours. If possible leave it overnight. That way you will get the best results.

    • Vacuum the powder after


    1. Use liquid soap

    • Mix warm water with a few drops of liquid soap.

    • Scrub the carpet using a clean cloth damped in the mixture

    • Blot the surface after using a dry towel to soak the water


    1. Use vinegar

    • I have a recipe for you. Mix one cup of vinegar, two cups of water, 2 teaspoons table salt and 15 drops of essential oil of your choice.

    • Do a little test in a small corner of the carpet. This solution might discolor your carpet so you need to test it first.

    • If everything is fine, proceed with applying the mixture to the carpet.

    • Let it soak for a couple of minutes

    • Spray the carpet with water

    • After everything use a dry towel to soak as much of the water as possible.

    • After drying, you can vacuum the carpet to loosen the fibers


    1. Consider having it professionally cleaned

    This is something that you should do at least once or twice a year. They professionally steam clean it, get rid of the stains, restore its original color and many more. The benefits of having your carpet cleaned by pros are a lot. No matter what you do and what DIY method you use it’s impossible to deep clean it as well and beat professional equipment.

Cleaning your hardwood floors the easy way

Hardwood floors are beautiful, practical and if they are maintained properly, they are very likely to outlive all other flooring solutions you might possibly consider for your home. In order to experience the full benefits of having hardwood floors at home, you just need to know how to take care of them. It is easy. You do not need any expensive equipment, or to invest much time and energy into the process. The most basic rule when it comes to cleaning hardwood floors is not to forget to vacuum, which is something you  better do if you want your end of tenancy cleaning to be easier. Depending on the traffic the floor sustains, as well as several other specific factors, you can do that once or twice a week. There is no need to overdo on the vacuuming process. Vacuuming protects the finish of your hardwood floors and makes it look better.

The next one might sound obvious, but we should not miss to mention it – under no circumstances you should not allow your hardwood floors to get in contact with water. It will ruin the finish, cause deep staining of your hardwood floors and bloating. You do not want any of these things to happen, so whenever there is a water spill on your floors, make sure to wipe it immediately.

Get a doormat. There is no better way for preserving your floors than having people rub dirt and moisture off their shoes before entering your home. Keep in mind – the longer the doormat, the better. If wou wish to combine this with a professional carpet cleaning service  is the place to go.

If you have decided to re-wax or re-finish your hardwood floors, make sure to choose the right products for the material you have at home. Read carefully the labels, and if that is necessary, consult with a specialist, so that there are no unpleasant surprises in the end.

The best way to preserve your hardwood floors from permanent damage and wearing, especially in those high traffic areas that are most endangered by the possibility, is to cover them with area rugs. You can even combine the practical with the beautiful, by picking up the area rugs’ design in accordance to the colors and decoration you have at home, or by creating eye-catching focal points via the usage of appropriate decorative patterns.

Following some (or all) of these simple, yet very effective tips will ensure that your hardwood floors will be preserved in a perfect condition for longer, and you will have the opportunity to enjoy them.