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The two effective homemade washing machine cleaners are vinegar and baking soda. A 1/4 cup of vinegar and 1 quart of water creates a solution strong enough to tackle built-up residue in your washing machine.


Washing machine cleaner is designed to keep a washing machine running at its best. The cleaner removes soap or detergent buildup that may be in the machine and also helps to remove odors that are present.


One of the simplest window cleaning solutions can be made by mixing one-part hot water and one-part vinegar. Another easy window cleaning solution can be made by mixing hot water with dishwashing liquid. The amount of dishwashing liquid in this solution may need to be adjusted, as using too much wi


Make your own body soap at home for much less than at the store. Dove body bars can be melted down and mixed with water to create Dove body wash for much less. Be sure to get Dove body bars, water, a good pan, a cheese grater, a container and access to a stove. The whole process should take approxim


To make a homemade body wash, combine honey, jojoba oil, castile soap and vitamin E oil. You also need a hand towel, an empty squeeze bottle, a medium mixing bowl, a funnel, a long wooden spoon and your favorite essential oil. It takes about five minutes to make one batch of body wash.


You can remove oxidation from silver quickly and easily using this simple technique. You need baking soda, salt, boiling water and enough aluminum foil to cover the bottom of a glass baking pan that is large enough for your silver. This takes 15 minutes.


To make a basic homemade tire cleaner, mix 2 teaspoons of mild dish soap with 1 teaspoon of lemon oil, 2 gallons of warm water and 1/4 cup of soap flakes or borax. Mix the ingredients in a bucket to create the cleaning solution. Depending on your location, Borax may be easier to find than soap flake


To make a homemade carpet cleaner, combine warm water with a small amount of dish soap, and mix thoroughly. For a more natural homemade carpet cleaner, use a combination of white vinegar and water. To break up and lift tough grease and oil stains, make a mixture of household ammonia and warm water.


Concrete can be cleaned with numerous common household items, including detergent, vinegar, ammonia, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, sodium peroxide and oxygen bleach. Chemicals should never be blended unless it's confirmed to be safe. A bristle scrub brush is ideal for cleaning concrete. Outdoor co


Make homemade powdered dishwasher detergent by mixing natural, nontoxic ingredients such as borax, washing soda, citric acid and kosher salt. Add essential oils if you want fragrance in your cleaner.