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8 DIY Kitchen Cleaner Recipes (with Ingredients You Can Pronounce)

8 DIY Kitchen Cleaner Recipes (with Ingredients You Can Pronounce) via Clean Mama

It’s no secret that I love making and using DIY natural cleaners (heck, I wrote a book about them!) so today I thought it would be fun to round up some natural kitchen cleaners that you”ll love!  These recipes cover the kitchen sink, cutting boards, hardwood floors, and beyond – get ready to scrub up your kitchen with homemade cleaners!

  1. Lemon & Clove Nightly Sink Scrub – say hello to a super shiny sink with this natural and gentle sink scrubber that works wonderfully to clean and remove surface stains. Via Clean Mama
  2. Liquid Dish Soap – ever looked at the back of your dish soap at the unpronounceable ingredients? Not only does this liquid dish soap work fantastically, it’s safe and non-toxic. Can’t beat that! Via Mommypotamus
  3. Wood Butter – bring new life to your wooden cutting boards, bowl, utensils and rolling pins with this nourishing wood butter. Just two ingredients! Via Creative Culinary
  4. Lemon Scented Glass Cleaner – get rid of those sticky fingerprint and nose prints on oven doors, patio windows and glass surfaces with this lemon powered glass cleaner. Via Ask Anna
  5. Homemade Cleaner Trio – this set of three homemade cleaners are perfect for gift giving (and keeping!) and scented with a refreshing duo of mandarin orange and lime. Includes labels too! Via Hostess with the Mostess
  6. Hardwood Floor Cleaner – clean your hardwood floors effectively with this natural and gently scented floor cleaner. Economical and no pickle smell! Via Clean Mama
  7. Granite Cleaner -  clean your granite countertops safely, easily, and thoroughly with this natural granite cleaner.  Works like a charm!  Via Clean Mama
  8. Homemade Goo Gone – remove pesky labels and sticky residue on bottles and containers with this goo gone. Not only does it work well, it’s natural and safe! Via Simple is Pretty

Have a favorite DIY kitchen cleaning product or tip?  Share it in the comments!

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How to Clean Your Refrigerator

How to Clean Your Refrigerator via Clean Mama

This week’s organizing (and cleaning) task is the REFRIGERATOR.  (September’s cleaning and organizing calendar is here).  Keeping your refrigerator clean and organized isn't easy with all the use it receives every day.  Sticky shelves, crumbs, and food residue can be easily wiped up and taken care of in minutes, making cleaning your refrigerator a simple and easy 15-30 minute task. Weekly Maintenance Tip: I find that the only way to keep the … [Continue reading...]

A Simplified Week : Homework Station

a simplified week

As part of Start Here. I post a weekly recap with a couple ideas (mostly simple and easy to implement) for the week’s focus and a few ideas from the web that I’ve enjoyed over the week. Did you grab September's FREE cleaning and organizing calendar? Go here to grab it! Homework Station: Streamline the homework routine and set everyone up for success with these tips on creating a homework station from Clean Mama I love this little … [Continue reading...]

FREE Make-Ahead Menu Recipe List Printable

Organize Your Menu Planning with this FREE Printable Make-Ahead Recipe List via Clean Mama

Make-ahead recipes are my saving grace in the kitchen.  Yesterday I shared 8 of my favorite make-ahead recipes and today I thought it would be fun to share a free printable to jot down make-ahead recipes to try or just to keep as a list.  Use it in your recipe binder or in your homekeeping planner - but the next time you're trying to plan out your menu for the week, take a peek at the list and you'll have some easy recipes to get you … [Continue reading...]

8 Make-Ahead Recipes that Will Change Your Menu Planning

8 Make-Ahead Recipes that Will Change your Menu Planning via Clean Mama

Menu planning is one of those things that if you do it you can't stop talking about how great it is and if you don't menu plan, you can't stop complaining about why you need to start.  If you're looking for a few new winning recipes or looking to start simplifying your meal times, this little round up is the perfect thing to get you started.  The majority of the recipes are in our dinner rotation and I think you might add them to yours too!  … [Continue reading...]

How to Organize a Homework Station

How to Organize a Homework Station via Clean Mama

This week’s organizing task is a HOMEWORK STATION.  (August’s FREE cleaning and organizing calendar is here and September's cleaning and organizing calendar is here).  If you have little ones heading back to school or already back, taking a little time this week to think through how and where they'll do homework will save time through the year and make that potentially stressful time of the day a little easier.  Today I'm sharing a few helpful … [Continue reading...]

Start Here. FREE September 2014 FREE Cleaning + Organizing Calendar

Cleaning + Organizing Calendar - September 2014 Courtesy of Clean Mama

Happy September! If you’ve been working through the Start Here. calendar since January I hope you’ve met successes and made some oodles of progress in your home. If you’re new here, check out the first post in this series for a little more explanation. What’s behind the success of any clean and organized home? Consistency and follow through. This series Start Here. is a great place to start (and finish) because without starting something, … [Continue reading...]

A Simplified Week : Clothes

As part of Start Here. I post a weekly recap with a couple ideas (mostly simple and easy to implement) for the week’s focus and a few ideas from the web that I’ve enjoyed over the week. Did you grab August's FREE cleaning and organizing calendar? Go here to grab it!  (I'll have September' FREE calendar on the blog tomorrow!) Clothes: Is the disorganization and chaos of clothing in your closets driving you bonkers? These five simple … [Continue reading...]

How to Make a Cleaning Planner

How to Make a Cleaning Planner via Clean Mama

If you want to figure out a way to keep your cleaning routine in order, you might want to put together a little cleaning planner - a place to plan your cleaning.  This can be part of your homekeeping binder or notebook or you can create a stand-alone cleaning planner.  If you've been working at keeping up with a cleaning routine or just starting out, what's the best way to keep it that way?  Work with your homekeeping style and find a way to keep … [Continue reading...]

Shop Update – The Everyday Line

Clean Mama Printables NEW Product Line - Everyday Life Line via Clean Mama

Along with the re-branding and new look of my website, I've been doing some revamping in my shop.  I've added some kits, changed some names, simplified the product lines.... each new product is introductory priced! First up, I want to introduce you to my newest product line - The Everyday Line (click on link to see all kits in the shop on one screen).  Last month I introduced Clean Mama's Everyday Planner and I've created the perfect component … [Continue reading...]

5 Ways to Keep Everyone’s Clothing Organized

5 Ways to Keep Everyone's Clothing Organized via Clean Mama

This week’s organizing task is CLOTHES.  (August’s FREE cleaning and organizing calendar is here!)  If you struggle with keeping clothing organized or just want to do a little wardrobe clean-out before school starts, this week's challenge is a great one.  Take some time this week to implement one of these ideas or all of them.  Use these tips for yourself, your spouse, and/or your kids - the tips work great for everyone and are super simple to … [Continue reading...]

A Simplified Week : Paper

a simplified week

As part of Start Here. I post a weekly recap with a couple ideas (mostly simple and easy to implement) for the week’s focus and a few ideas from the web that I’ve enjoyed over the week. Did you grab August's FREE cleaning and organizing calendar? Go here to grab it! Paper: Feel like you have random papers here, there and everywhere?  These 8 tips to gain control of the chaos are easy to implement. Via Clean Mama Set yourself up for … [Continue reading...]

3 Ways to Make Laundry Easier

3 Ways to Make Laundry Easier - Clean Mama

I'm always looking for ways to make homekeeping easier, simpler, and a little more enjoyable.  Laundry seems to be everyone's homekeeping nemesis, so today I'm sharing a few ideas for making it easier to "take a load off". GET OTHERS INVOLVED. Much easier said than done, getting others involved is critical to making laundry easier.  Even little ones can help by pairing up socks and putting socks and undies in drawers.  As kids get … [Continue reading...]

8 Ways to Get a Handle on Paper Clutter

8 Ways to Get a Handle on Paper Clutter via Clean Mama

This week’s organizing task is PAPER.  (August’s FREE cleaning and organizing calendar is here!)  Paper seems to be most people's biggest organizational struggle and it's with good reason.  If it isn't dealt with daily or weekly, it can get out of hand in a hurry.  I've covered a lot of ground in the paper department in the past, so I thought a little round-up of sorts would be a fun way to inspire you to do a little paper organizing this week.  … [Continue reading...]

BrightNest : Countertop Clutter Be Gone! 7 Space-Saving Tips in the Kitchen

Countertop Clutter Be Gone - 7 Space-Saving Tips in the Kitchen - BrightNest on Clean Mama

Today I have a great guest post from BrightNest.  BrightNest is devoted to inspiring and empowering you to take great care of your home. From basic maintenance tasks to fun cleaning tricks, we deliver everything you need to shape up your home and simplify your life. Ever feel like your kitchen is an appliance war zone? When it comes to countertop real estate, it’s the toaster versus the microwave, and the canisters versus the blender. And if … [Continue reading...]