Diluted white vinegar and a paste of baking soda and water provide effective homemade cleaning solutions, according to SF Gate. Other homemade cleaning products include a paste of sodium borate and dish detergent as well as a solution of water and hydrogen peroxide.
Lemon juice serves as a powerful, natural and non-toxic household cleaning agent that cuts grease and kills mildew. It can clean hard surfaces and does not create streaks.
Sodium borate, also known as borax, is a popular powdered laundry additive that has many other cleaning applications. For example, a mixture of sodium borate and liquid dish soap removes many common laundry stains. Sodium borate also cleans and disinfects hard surfaces, cooking appliances and floors.