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Skinnygirl Solutions: Go Green & Clean with Easy DIY Cleaners

If you want to be green, thrifty, and never run out of cleaner, use products you already have around the house to clean and deodorize your home.

– Make your own general cleaner by filling a spray bottle with one part white vinegar and one part water, one tablespoon of dish soap, and the juice from one lemon. This will clean all your counters (but don’t use it on marble or finished wood counters).
– To make glass cleaner, try this recipe I discovered online: ¼ cup rubbing alcohol, ¼ cup white vinegar, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, and 2 cups warm water. Put it all in a spray bottle, shake, and clean your mirrors and windows. This works surprisingly well.
– To keep your garbage disposal smelling good, put a lemon peel in the disposal and grind it up about once a month.
– Baking soda in the fridge will absorb odors. Ground coffee works, too. Put either one in an open container, in the back so it doesn’t spill.

By the way, only make homemade cleaners in unused spray bottles — chemical residue in store-bought cleaner bottles could react with your home remedy.

This is an excerpt from Skinnygirl Solutions by Bethenny Frankel, available on