Cleaning agents are usually liquid substances like sprays, powders or granules used to remove dust, stains, bad odor, and dirt from various surfaces as well as kill bacteria and other harmful microorganisms.

Cleaning is a necessary process because it provides protection from contaminants to oneself and others. Cleaning prevents the spread of bacteria and mold which can be harmful to our health. The contents of the cleaning agents vary; they can be acidic, alkaline, neutral or solvents specially made for removing fats and grease. Different types are used for different purposes throughout the house. Very often these cleaning agents contain damaging chemicals and are labeled as dangerous, advising the user to use protective gloves and to avoid any contact with the skin.

Nevertheless, every household has the necessary items to make a powerful cleaning mixture that will be a cheaper and healthier alternative.

Try these:

Glass Cleaner

You will need an empty spray bottle

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup rubbing alcohol
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar

Pour everything into the spray bottle, shake for a bit, and use it to clean your glass coffee table, windows, and mirrors even.

Bathroom Cleaner

  • 1 cup Sodium Bicarbonate
  • ¼ cup water
  • Stir well until it forms a paste.

This recipe should be enough for one cleaning, but if there is some left, you can store the mixture in a glass jar or plastic container with a lid. Use a cleaning sponge to apply on the wanted surface, leave it for about 10 minutes until the deposits have softened enough and can be removed.

Unclog the Drains

  • ½ cup Sodium Bicarbonate
  • ¼ white vinegar
  • 1 liter boiling water

Clogged drains are preventing the water from running freely, an inconvenience that can be easily resolved with just 2 ingredients and water.

Pour the Sodium Bicarbonate into the drain, then add the vinegar. Vinegar and Sodium Bicarbonate react with each other because of an acid-base reaction. This reaction will help remove the dirt collected in the drain, and pouring the hot boiling water will carry the dirt freely through the drainage pipe.