Top Three DIY Cleaners for the Office

For every traditional commercial cleaner available, there’s a safe alternative. The trick, however, is knowing your options, and understanding which products work best on different types of surfaces.

Cleaning Glass Surfaces

Combine two cups of water, a half cup of white vinegar, a quarter cup of rubbing alcohol and a few drops of your favorite essential oil in a spray bottle. In just a couple minutes, you’ll have a glass cleaning solution that’s cost-effective and exceeds your expectations. Here’s a secret: Never clean the office windows on a hot, sunny day, if possible. Streaking is more likely to occur when it’s hot outside.

Heavy-Duty Scrubber

This solution is effective on enamel sinks, tubs and hard-to-remove rust stains. You’ll need a half lemon and a half cup of borax. You can dip the lemon into the borax and then scrub the surface. Although effective, this mixture isn’t recommended for granite or marble.

Removing Grease Spills

If your office has a kitchenette with a toaster oven or microwave, then you’re no stranger to grease spills and splatters. Use a half cup of sudsy ammonia and a gallon of water. Sudsy ammonia acts as a detergent to cut through tough grease, but it’s also toxic You can use lemon juice or vinegar if you want a solution that’s natural and non-toxic. Dip a sponge in the mixture, wipe the surface, then rinse with warm water.

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