Make effective cleaning products from kitchen

LOS ANGELES There are some obvious spots in the house where /*bleach*/ can be a bonus, but truthfully, a handful of ingredients from the kitchen can also do the trick to make your house squeaky clean, starting with vinegar.

Your grocery list should include vinegar, baking soda and olive oil. It's far cheaper than buying a bunch of bottles that might be pricey. Then arm yourself with a nylon scrubby, clean sponge and micro-fiber cloth.

For cutting boards and countertops, vinegar and hot water is a great to say goodbye to /*bacteria*/.

Toilets and bathtubs can shine up well with a big helping of baking soda and some elbow grease.

If you want to keep germs at bay, fill a spray bottle with 10 percent vinegar and 90 percent water. Spray surfaces and let sit for a half hour, and then rinse with water.

The vinegar-water solution is also the best recipe for clean mirrors and glass. When working on exterior windows, add a dab of dish soap to the solution to get rid of heavy dirt.

Using a micro-fiber cloth makes the job a lot easier. If you don't own one, a soft lint-free cloth will do.

When it comes to furniture, a damp micro-fiber cloth will remove light dust without a problem. If you are looking for a bit of a shine to surfaces, follow with a cloth dabbed with olive oil, but don't put oil on your micro-fiber cloth - use a soft cotton cloth instead.

To make a big batch of all purpose cleaner, mix 8 cups of water, a 1/2 cup of vinegar and 1/4 cup of baking soda. It will be good for all kinds of basic cleaning.

Finally for those tough jobs, mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda and a tablespoon of water. Make a little paste, and put it on the rough spots. Let it sit two hours, and then get scrubbing.

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