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What Can Davis Save Us? DIY household cleaners

By Wendy Davis, Anchor, WDavis@wfmz.com
Published On: Feb 14 2013 06:00:00 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 15 2013 11:00:49 AM CST

We're back with some more money saving tips with What Can Davis Save Us?

We're back with some more money saving tips with What Can Davis Save Us?

It's part 2 of our living clean and green: Soaps edition!

When we last left the laundry room we showed you how to save some green by going green with your laundry detergent but that's just a drop in the bucket.

Americans spend upwards of $800 a year on cleaning products but what if I told you can cut costs and chemicals by using just a few items from your pantry?

It's true.

Someone cue the science guy.

"Almost as effective as commercial cleaners and the neat thing is they're much cheaper," he said.

They're what great great grandma used but then by the 1950's clean living meant plenty of cleaning chemicals.

But now days living clean takes on a whole new meaning and with it, a whole new line of fancy products with equally fancy price tags. $18 for an all purpose spray? $17 for furniture cleaner?

No need to worry, recipes for DIY "clean" cleaners are all over the web these days and you just need a few simple supplies.

"Vinegar is probably the most common most efficient cleaner used today," the Science Guy said.

And it works, Vinegar has been proven to kill 90 percent of household germs and it's cheap!

Remember that $17 all purpose spray?

How does 89 cents sound?

Here's how you do it according to knewlywifed.com: Add one cup of vinegar to one cup of hot water and a half cup of lemon. Sshake it all up in a spray bottle and you're good to go.

"Basically if you take 50% vinegar and 50% water in a spray bottle you can clean any surface," Science Guy said.

That all natural furniture cleaner.. $18? Nah, try a $1.07! Just take one cup of olive oil and mix it with 1/4 cup white vinegar. Spray it on your wood or your salad! What other cleaner can say that?

Only all natural DIY cleaners can say that.

And remember, you can save green by going green with "What Can Davis Save Us?".

If you're interested in whipping up your own DIY cleaners, head over to my Facebook page for links to recipes. There are tons out there, Amy Bayliss.com and Knewlywifed. I have links there and on my blog at WFMZ.com.