Are you one of those homeowners who don’t like chemical-based home cleaners but still use them? Are you still questioning whether natural home cleaning alternatives are not that effective?
If so, there’s good news for you.
When used smartly, all-natural cleaning alternatives can help keep your home spick-and-span just as effectively as chemical-based cleaners, without putting your family health at risk or harming the environment.
Here are 10 powerful eco-friendly tips to clean your home.
The lemon is not only a natural deodorizer but also has strong antibacterial and antiseptic properties, making it a potent cleaning agent.
You can use lemons as a cleaner in many ways. Some examples are as follows:
• Dip half a lemon in baking soda or salt to clean your copper pan
• Mix a tiny amount of lemon juice with baking soda and use it to clear away stains from your plastic containers
2. Baking Soda
Mix baking soda with water to form a thick paste, and use it to remove rust. You can also prepare a liquid mixture using water and baking soda and then use the solution as a light cleaner for different purposes.
3. Cleaning your oven
If you want to clean the oven, try using baking soda with water. Prepare a thickish paste, apply it on bottom of your oven, and then scrap the mixture off and wipe the surface after a few hours.
4. Clean the toilet bowel
When used with white vinegar, baking soda can brighten your toilet bowl. First pour a cupful of baking soda in your toilet bowl. After an hour or so, add a cupful of vinegar too, and then after a while, flush the toilet.
5. White vinegar
Thanks to potent antibacterial properties, white vinegar is an all-purpose natural home cleaner. Dilute vinegar in water to use it as a powerful stain remover. You can combine diluted vinegar with lemon juice and other natural-based products and use it as a deodorizer.
6. Use baking soda to clean clothes
Add some baking soda to the washing machine to remove unpleasant odours and soften the clothes.
7. Clean your dishwasher
Want to give your dishwasher an intensive clean? Well, use white vinegar for a change. Pour two cupfuls of vinegar in the dishwasher-safe bowl and place it on its top rack. Allow your dishwasher to run through one complete cycle to clear off any bacteria and odours.
8. Descale the kettle
Use vinegar or lemon juice for descaling your kettle. Mix water and white vinegar in equal measures and pour the solution into your kettle. Boil the solution and when it cools down a bit, use it to rinse your kettle.
9. Shine your windows with vinegar
Vinegar is an all-purpose natural home cleaner. Prepare a solution using water and white vinegar in equal amounts and pour the solution into a spray bottle. Spray it on the windows and wipe it using a microfiber cloth. You can clean your mirrors in the same way.
10. Sparkle your tiles
Over time, mold can accumulate in the grout between bathroom tiles. This is both unhealthy and unsightly. You can get rid of it by using a spray containing carbonate water and white vinegar in equal amounts.
Use the aforementioned tips to give your house a thorough clean. If you think your cleaning efforts will result in huge amounts of waste, it would be better hire skip bin in advance.