A Few of My Favorite Cleaners

I’m going to share with you a couple of my favorite “homemade” cleaners.  I’ve started my own cleaning business for some extra cash and I use these cleaners in my home and the homes of my clients.

Laminate Floor Cleaner

1 part water

1 part white vinegar

1 part rubbing alcohol

3-5 drops of liquid dish detergent

Mix all of the ingredients together and pour in a fine mist spray bottle.  I usually buy my spray bottles from Amazon and I think the commercial bottles last longer.

Wood Floor Cleaner

1/4 cup white vinegar

2 Tablespoons rubbing alcohol


10 drops of favorite essential oil  (usually lemon)

Mix thoroughly.  Spray on the floor and mop with a barely wet mop.  I have a spin mop that I love (Mopnado) that my daughter bought for me and it spins most all of the water out and this is what you need to use on laminate and wood floors.

Countertop & Bathroom Cleaner

24 oz. spray bottle

2 oz. bleach

1 teaspoon of detergent

Fill remaining of bottle with water.  It’s just like using Clorox Cleanup but CHEAPER!!!

Window Cleaner

24 oz spray bottle

1/8 cup ammonia

1/4 cup alcohol

Water to fill the bottle.

These are a few of my favorite cleaners.  You may have favorites as well and I’d love to hear about them.  These really made a big dent in my cleaning expense.  I’ll share more in future posts.

Author: countrygirllifeonthefarm

I am a wife, mother, and grandmother that lives on a farm in Craig County, Virginia and I am retired. I love to cook, read, quilt, craft, garden, hunt and take long walks in the woods. I have one gorgeous teen granddaughter, a wonderful little grandson and two beautiful and caring children, boy & girl. I've been married to my farmer husband for 46 years and he's the "love of my life"!! I love doing things the "old" way such as canning, making maple syrup & cider, handcrafts and baking. I've taught myself to crochet, embroider, and quilt with help from my paternal grandmother. I could read until the cows come home. We live off the products we raise and hunt for the most part. We run 75 head of cattle on our farm, 30 chickens, three rabbits and one dog. I help my husband with the cattle, feeding the livestock, hauling in firewood, fence repair, and general maintenance on the farm. I was a stay-at-home mom to my children and then went to work when they finished high school. I was a cook at a School for At-Risk Teens and part-time substitute teacher. Then I started work at our local Farm Bureau and stayed there for 17 years. I worked at Virginia Tech for almost five years and decided to take early retirement in July of 2015. NOW, I'm a full-time farmwife and loving every minute of it! I love to read fiction and the Bible. I'm currently hooked on quilting novels and Annie's Attic mysteries. I started this blog in 2011 and have met so many interesting bloggers and have kept up with my friends through my blog. I love to hunt with my bow and rifle and with a camera. We hunt to fill the freezer and cellar but would never kill anything for the fun of it. I have friends and family all over the United States. Some of my ancestry last names are Bradley, Dickson, Hylton, and Rose. I've lost both of my parents to brain cancer and miss them very much. I have one sister and four living brothers. I was raised in Paint Bank VA and moved to New Castle VA when I married. I went to school in Waiteville, WV, Gap Mills, WV and New Castle Va with a short semester of college at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke VA.

8 thoughts on “A Few of My Favorite Cleaners”

  1. Vinegar is good for so much more than what people give it credit for. I use the cheapest white vinegar in water for cleaning glass. It does not need anything fancy added to it. A gallon last for years, both for cleaning and pickling. So many recipes use other vinegars.


      1. Really? I used it when I was a kid. When I was in college, my roommates got Windex. I had to polish the glass to get the streaks off. I get the impression that vinegar is better than that. It really is good for so much!


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