As long as I can remember I’ve used 409 all purpose cleaner to clean my house. I used it in our first apartment and I’m pretty sure we used it when I lived at home with my parents.
A few years ago I made a DIY all purpose cleaner and used it for about a year then went back to 409 mostly because I still had some in the house and felt compelled to use it up. I really loved the DIY cleaner and should have made more, but you know how it is…. life gets in the way.
Well it’s back and I intend to make it my main cleaner. It uses 4 ingredients, is really simple to make, is inexpensive and does a wonderful job.
I found the recipe at Macheesmo.com. The ingredients are hot water, vinegar, washing soda, and liquid Castile soap. I highly recommend using a mixing jug that holds at least 6 cups of liquid because when you add the vinegar to the water and then the washing soda, the mixture starts to bubble… a lot. If you add all these ingredients in the bottle you’ll experience a ‘volcano’ affect and that’s messy. Mix all the ingredients until the bubbling subsides and then pour it into a spray bottle. The cleaner has a milky look and smells minty fresh because I use peppermint scented liquid Castile soap.
I found these spray bottles at Walmart in the laundry section. They hold 2 cups of liquid and cost .99 cents. That’s a great deal!
With all this money you’re saving, maybe you could buy us more treats?