Some of you may have guessed by now, Daniel and I are doing a very thorough cleaning of the house. This prompted me to think about our home remedies of cleaning supplies we use.
Don’t worry though, I’m not going to turn my blog into a cleaning idea blog. My goal is to share some of my tips that help me save money and are extremely effective.
We have one cat that would prefer not to use the box. Honestly, it is extremely frustrating as we all know cat urine odour sticks around. What is causing the order is the bacteria. We tried chemicals but you know what, we go through too much of it and it seems to come back.
So our secret recipe is using Mouthwash as it kills the bacteria, germs and your house can smell minty fresh at the end.
Here’s The Recipe
- 25% Listerine or Scope
- 75% Water
- Add to a spray bottle and shake.
- You have an instant pet odour remover.
Suggestion though, you may want to choose mouthwash that is clear. The dye from the coloured mouthwashes might stain.
For carpets & furniture, be sure to do a test swatch first to ensure it won’t stain or ruin your fabrics.
We have been using this on ceramic tile floors and also plywood floors that are in our basement. Luckily for us, our cat hasn’t messed on our good wood floors. I would do a test sample before attempting that on our floors to ensure the Listerine / Scope and water will not damage the surface.
We go through a lot of this formula. If a bottle of Listerine is about $5. It will divide 4 times for a formula. Essentially, you have pet odour remover for $1.25 per bottle!