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Spring is upon us, which means it’s time to start cleaning. Cleaning products can get pricey, especially when you’re a college student. In theory, no one wants to pay for something they can make themselves. And no one wants to throw something they love away because of a stain. So why not make your own cleaning supplies or try some stain removal tricks first?

 

According to eathesy.com, to make an all purpose cleaner, mix half a cup of vinegar and half a cup of baking soda with a half gallon of water. I tried this one myself because I happened to have these ingredients in my pantry. It took me about five minutes to make. It was quick, simple and easy. It worked great on my bathroom mirrors and sink.

 

Need a toilet bowl cleaner? Try lemonade Kool-Aid. According to keeperofthehome.org, simple sprinkling the packet around the inside of your toilet and letting it sit overnight will do wonders.

 

My next recipe is for a homemade air freshener. Combine in a spray bottle, 12-15 drop of pure essential oils, half a cup of white vinegar and 1/12 of a cup of water. Shake it up and spray just like Febreeze, a clark.com article said.

 

With spring cleaning comes getting rid of some of our clothes. But before you get rid of something you love because of a stain, here are some quick stain remedies. Mix dish soap with baking soda, rub on the stain and let sit for an hour before washing it off. For grease stains add baby powder. Or, you could try smearing toothpaste over the stain, rubbing it in, and washing it off. This works on dish and clothing stains.

 

These hacks will save you money and time. You can keep these solutions in reusable jars and use them throughout the year.

 

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