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Spring Cleaning Hacks

Spring Cleaning Hacks



  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2 tbs baking soda
  • 1 L (4 cups) of hot water
  • 1 lemon


1. In a small bucket combine vinegar, baking soda and hot water.
2. Squeeze in the juice from 1 lemon then drop the rind in as well to infuse the cleaner.
3. Stir well to dissolve the baking soda and allow to cool.
4. Remove the lemon rind.
5. Transfer into a spray bottle or squeeze bottle and label clearly. Your homemade cleaner is ready to use.


This spring, it’s all about the citrus. It’s been a theme here on the blog if you haven’t noticed! First, I shared how to entertain with lemons, now I’m going to show you how you can clean with them. If you have lemons left over from your brunch or you happen to have a bag delivered to your door from Peapod, there is a use for them beyond flavoring your food. You can also disinfect your countertops with them! I am sharing an easy all-natural DIY disinfectant that will have your kitchen counters gleaming in no time! Plus the fresh scent that will linger in your kitchen is something those store bought cleaners just can't do.

Making your own DIY kitchen spray is cheaper than buying them from the store, is healthier for you, and it’s also way better for the environment. Find my go-to recipe for my favorite all-purpose cleaner to have your kitchen smelling and looking cleaner than ever!

Pro Tip - When you are done using your lemons for your all-purpose cleaner, throw the remains in your garbage disposal with cold water. Your sink will smell fresher than ever!
Recipe by Sarah Phillips of