Homemade Cleaning Spray (cheap!)

This homemade cleaning spray is SUPER easy to make (did I use the word super enough in the video?! I was excited) not to mention dirty cheap! It uses strong alcohol and vinegar to cut the grim and remove the germs and the bad odors from nasty counter tops. Works great in the kitchen, bathroom, and really anywhere. See notes for more information.

Ingredients:

1 cup water
1 cup white vinegar
1 cup strong alcohol – vodka, everclear, moonshine, white lightning, etc
optional:
1/2 to 2 teaspoons essential oils like lemon
few drops dish soap

Directions:

Mix all ingredients in a quality spray bottle and lightly shake to combine. That’s it!

Note:  If you have an issue with using dish soap or oils then leave them out. I will do a video later showing how I clean my counters but this spray works great without it. That being said, I haven’t had an issue with soak residue or damage to counter tops. I have used this formula on different types of counters and it’s been successful. 
 
Note: Research has told me that vodka might not be strong enough to kill germs like salmonella. Half of the internet says yes, half doesn’t. To be on the safe side I would suggest using something stronger such as white lightning or moonshine or everclear. Something above 80 proof. Vodka itself is around 80 proof but everclear is 190. So you can see how much stronger it is. The choice is up to you and both are extremely cost friendly.

Pantry Ideas for small spaces

This is just how I organized my pantry because I needed to store quiet a bit of things in a small space. I’ll give you an updated video in 6-12 months.

I suggest mason jars with either a label makers or a dry erase marker. Also, consider using bookshelves in places where most people wouldn’t consider and re-purpose furniture that might not be needed anymore. For example: the black furniture piece with my trash can in it, used to be for a mini fridge and microwave, neither of which do I use. Also, try to stay away from plastic and got with glass. Finally, don’t be afraid to go high towards the ceiling and take advantage of vertical space, invest in a little step stool or folding step ladder.
Just watch the video and you’ll see what I mean.
(If the video isn’t up yet, come back in 30-40 minutes)