I loathe spending money on expensive store cleaners, especially when I get home to discover that all those commercial promises didn’t even touch my problem. But what other choice is there? Nothing seems to work, even though every couple of months I try something new. I’m not comfortable saying goodbye to all that hard earned cash on another cleaner I’ll never use again.
One thing that is particularly hard for me to clean: those stubborn hard water stains. Recently, I decided to search online for different products that might do the trick. To my amazement, I found a wealth of information, including multiple recipes promising incredible results. Because there were so many different ones to choose from, I grabbed my lab coat and goggles and let my inner scientist out. After a bit of experimenting I stumbled upon something promising. A little of this, a little of that and VOILA! I came up with the perfect, all-natural recipe that will cut those stains in a flash. It’s easy, cheap and does the trick. What more could a frugal, clean freak ask for?
What you need:
- Spray bottle
- 1/4 cup of lemon juice
- Liquid dish soap
- White vinegar
What you do:
- Fill the empty spray bottle halfway up with vinegar.
- Add 1/4 cup of lemon juice.
- Fill the remaining space with your choice of liquid dish soap.
- Leave about 2 inches in the top for mixing.
- Shake the bottle and soak those stubborn stains.
I had to tweak things a bit here and there to find what worked best. But these three things together are magic! If you have very extreme hard water stains, let some baking soda sit on the tough spots for about 5 minutes and rinse before using this concoction.
There you have it! The smart way to forever rid your home of those hard water stains!
This is a guest post by Madi from Ennis, TX
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