Ahhhh.... a new year and new resolutions. One of mine is to morph into a super organized neat freak. What better way to start than with a cute new cleaning kit?
I was at Dollar Tree the other day when I saw all of their colorful organizing/cleaning/storage collection. I thought to myself that I could use some new baskets. And then I saw all of the other matching containers and scrub brushes.
I picked up several items and I figured I would put together a new cleaning kit by mixing up some homemade cleaning products.
At Dollar Tree I purchased my cleaning kit caddy in the basket section. I found my 3 scrub brushes, a pack of sponges, and my gloves in the cleaning section. The spray bottles were found with the health and beauty products. Finally, I found my squirt bottle and lidded shaker (both came in a 2 pack) in with the food storage.
1/4 cup olive oil 2 Teaspoons white vinegar 1 1/2 cups water lemon peel (optional) rosemary sprig (optional)
1. Mix all ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake bottle gently before using.
My fabric refresher is something else that I have previously shared on Jordan's Easy Entertaining. The best thing about this fabric refresher is that it costs less than 15 cents to make a bottle this size. Plus, it is so easy to customize. The scent comes from your favorite fabric softener. I happen to love the way original Downy smells, so that's what I used this time.
1/8 cup Fabric Softener 2 Tablespoons Baking Soda water
1. Add fabric softener and baking soda to a spray bottle. Fill the rest of the way up of warm water. 2. Give gentle shake before using.
Homemade soft scrub is a new one for me. I was cruising Pinterest looking for new cleaning recipes and kept seeing homemade soft scrub come up. I love cleaning my sinks with baking soda pastes, so this seemed like a good idea. All of the recipes seemed slightly different, so this one is my own.
Last in my cleaning kit is plain baking soda. I sprinkle baking soda on hard surfaces just like I would with Comet. It's great for scrubbing, especially when mixed with hydrogen peroxide. It also works really well to get odors out of carpet and other fabrics. Just sprinkle and vacuum up. I also keep baking soda in my bathroom as a beauty product (more on that later this month.)
By the way, I made my labels using PicMonkey. Aren't they cute? I love them. I cut them out with scissors and then used clear packing tape to attach them. The packing tape is the perfect size to fit over the labels for attaching and also to protect them in case they get wet.
I'm really happy with my new cleaning kit, and I love when things match. Dollar Tree had all of these items also available in pink, purple, and blue. As you can see, I have labels planned for future cleaning products too. Keep an eye out for kitchen and laundry cleaning kits posts later this month.
Now, I just need to find a fun Pandora station, and get to cleaning 🙂
Hi, I’m Jordan – a work at home mom with 2 super fun little boys and a rising country star hubby. I love entertaining guests and want to help you make entertaining easy!