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Make Your Own Cleaning Supplies in Your RV


Whether you want to save some money on cleaning supplies by making your own or you just want a greener solution to getting your rig cleaned, these DIY cleaning concoctions will definitely give you more options to cleaning this spring. Plus, these products are all safer to keep around than the more chemically-inclined products at the store, a boon if you’re traveling with pets or small children.

All-Purpose Cleaner

Let’s start with the basic all-purpose cleaner, the go-to for most any job that needs a cleanup. It’s versatility is its strength. Jack of all trades, master of none. Wipe down your kitchen, dining area, dashboard, bathroom, and whatever other surface needs cleaning. You just need a few common ingredients to make a bacteria-killing, fresh-smelling cleaner.

  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 1/2 a lemon’s juice

Carpet Cleaner

Being in an RV means that you’re probably in and out of your rig over and over again any given day in all sorts of terrain, including dirt and mud. While you try to prevent tracking anything in with you, that’s not always a guarantee that your carpets won’t get dirty. Add to this kids and pets, and you’ll probably have some messes that need cleaning. Carpets also add bad odors as well if they’re dirty. For carpet cleaner, you just need:

  • Baking soda
  • 20-30 drops orange essential oil

Simply mix it up in an empty Parmesan cheese container and then sprinkle it over your carpet. Allow it to set for 10 or 15 minutes and then vacuum.

Glass Cleaner

Whatever the origin of those smudges on your glass, you’ll want to clean them off regularly so that you’ve got a clear view while you travel. You’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup rubbing alcohol
  • 4 cups warm water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

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