Homemade Gunk Remover Tutorial: To make cabinets (especially handles) look brand new, mix one part vegetable oil and two parts baking soda. Use an old toothbrush to scrub the mixture into the cabinets, and see the difference.
Make your own cleaning solution to freshen up dingy tiles around tubs and sinks. Just add a cup vinegar, a cup ammonia, and a cup borax to a gallon of water. Rinse thoroughly with water and allow to air dry.