The spring season is here and in most of the U.S. the snow is all melted. It’s time to give your house a spring cleaning check. There is no need to spend hundreds of dollars on home cleaning products and services. These expensive and pretty looking products are actually very harmful to the environment we live in. Instead, go for a natural and cheaper alternative for home cleaning purposes.
Here are ten convenient and easily available things you can use to sanitize and clean your house the natural way:
Run lemon rinds through your garbage disposal to freshen up your sinks. Lemon can also clear up stains from your sink due to its acidic nature.
Sprinkle baking soda on the carpet before using a vacuum cleaner. Baking soda helps deodorize and clean carpets. It will help pick up all the dust from your carpets giving them a new feel.
Clear those ugly water rings off your furniture by using a mixture of olive oil and salt. Rub the solution gently on the spot and clean off water marks.
A clogged drain can be very messy sometimes. Use one-half cup of baking soda, followed by one cup of vinegar and fill the sink with hot water. Let the sink drain on its own. Once the drain is cleaned and cleared out, flush the drain with cold water.
If you’re tired of looking at your dull furniture, make it shine using coconut oil. Pour some coconut oil onto a micro-fiber cloth, rub it gently on your furniture and let it soak. Your furniture will shine after the oil is properly soaked in.
Lemon and vinegar is the best combination for cleaning any surface. Soak citrus peels in white vinegar for two-weeks and afterwards, you can have your all purpose natural cleanser ready to be used.
Get rid of the grease of baked goods in your microwave by boiling two cups of water and the juice and peels of two lemons in a microwave-safe bowl. Let it stand for 10 minutes to allow the steam to cut through the grease. Then use soap and water to give it a complete finish.
Apply a paste of salt and lemon to copper, brass, or steel surfaces with an old toothbrush, and remove tarnish or rust in no time. This can also cleanse your plastic dishes.
Baking soda and water paste can remove any stain from your stainless steel. Apply this gently onto the surface with a micro fiber cloth – rinse and dry.
Clean your glass windows with a mixture of one part vinegar to two parts water contained in a spray bottle. Scrub it off using a newspaper or a lint-free towel. Your windows will be as clean as new without using any harmful artificial cleansers.