Lemon can be good cleanser for many items due to its low pH and antibacterial properties. You can use lemon juice to clean silver and copper jewelries. Diluted lemon juice can also be used to clean cupboards stains, kitchen shelf, windows, mirrors etc easily. To brighten and to remove stains from clothes you can dip clothes in hot water and lemon mixture.
Vinegar is non-toxic, eco-friendly product that works great as a cleanser for house, clothes etc. You can clean microwave, oven, refrigeration, counter-tops, kitchen cabinets, by 50/50 solution of water and white distilled vinegar. You can also use vinegar to remove bad odor. Vinegar is also helpful in removing stains from clothes and carpets. Try these 8 best ways to clean the house with vinegar.
Salt is the cheapest and effective cleanser you can find in your kitchen. You can keep your cleansing sponges fresh by soaking them in saltwater after using them. You can also clean the cutting boards with a cloth dipped in salt to make it clean and to get rid of odor. Oven spills can also be cleansed using two tbsp of salt and pinch of cinnamon and in the end clean with water.
Baking Soda is an effective and cheapest way to substitute cleansing powders. Mix baking soda with lemon juice to deodorize dishes, pet bowls and dustbins. To clean surfaces that should not be scratched like oven, refrigerator you can use baking soda with damp sponge. You can mix baking soda with warm water to clean countertops, kitchen wall, mirrors etc.
Black tea is economical, easy and effective way to clean dirtiest windows or hardwood floors. Brew one black tea bag in one cup of hot water and let it stay for one hour so that it can cool down. Then keep this mixture in the spray bottle and use it to clean glass windows. Spray it on windows directly and then wash off with damp cloth.
I know you hate ketchup as it stains clothes badly but it can actually act as a good cleaner and can remove stains from pots and pans. Massage ketchup over copper bottomed pans for 2-3 minutes and then rinse off with plain water. It will remove all stains easily and effectively.