So, as I've been cleaning the bathroom and kitchen, I've shared a DIY Bathroom Scum Remover, a DIY Window/Mirror Cleaner, and a DIY Granite Cleaner, but we need one final homemade cleaner to finish our cleaning – a DIY All-Purpose Cleaner.
You can use this cleaner to clean the outside of the toilets and your counters (depending on the type) as well as any ole mess around the house.
What you'll need:
- 2 cups of warm water
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
I microwaved the water in my 2-cup measuring cup for 2 minutes to heat it up and then added the baking soda. Stir to blend and then slowly add the vinegar and lemon juice. Both of these will mildly react with the baking soda, but if you add them slowly you won't end up with a volcano :-).
Now, because the vinegar and lemon juice are mildly acidic, I wouldn't use it on granite, marble or other natural stone. So, since I'm not sure exactly what my bathroom counters are made from (some sort of solid surface), I use my granite cleaner to clean that. But, this all-purpose cleaner works great on the outsides of the toilets, ceramic sinks, and for other all-purposes uses.