Have a chemical-free home
Do you want to ditch the chemicals and have a more natural feeling home? Natural cleaning options can save time, money, and reduce chemical exposure. Here are a few key things you would need for easy natural cleaning:
- White Vinegar
- Natural Salt
- Baking Soda
- Washing Soda
- Hydrogen Peroxide
Baking Soda for Oven Cleaning
Oven cleaning chemicals can be pretty harsh and unpleasant but there is an easy natural solution. A paste of baking soda and water cleans ovens without the chemicals or the hassle of the self cleaning cycle. Just make a paste on the bottom of the oven, leave for a few hours and wipe off for a shiny, chemical free oven.
Switch to Microfibre
Did you know that you clean your whole house (maybe not the toilet) with just water? A basic set of antibacterial microfibre cloths and a microfibre mop set is all that you need and you’ll find it easy and convenient. To keep things simple, have a colour coded microfibre cloth for each room. No chemicals required and it saves money. For Commercial Cleaning Services Cardiff, visit http://www.cardiffcleaningcompany.co.uk/
Citrus Infused Vinegar
Get some citrus peelings and pour over undiluted white vinegar into a jar. Leave it in your cleaning cupboard for a few days and then strain out the vinegar to use as a natural cleaner. It works brilliantly as a window cleaner if you dilute with a little water and for mopping floors or for disinfecting surfaces completely naturally.
Make Scouring Powder
Soap scum is a nightmare around your sinks, bathtub and showers. To deal with it you can make your own scouring powder with 2 parts baking soda, 1 part salt, and 1 part borax. It will cut through even the toughest scum and you won’t have to worry about your skin coming into contact with harsh chemicals.
Cleaning the Dishwasher
Cleaning your dishwasher could not be easier. Fill a dishwasher safe bowl or jar with 2 cups of vinegar and place on the top rack of the dishwasher. Run your dishwasher through a hot cycle and empty and this will effectively remove any musty odours and residue.
Clean Shower Heads
Vinegar really is brilliant when it comes to cleaning. Clean a shower head by filling a plastic bag with white vinegar and then tie the bag around the shower head so that the shower head is immersed in the vinegar. Leave on for up to 12 hours and then remove carefully. Pour it down the drain and your shower head should be clean and free of hard water residue.
Cleaning the Toilet
Pour a cup of baking soda into the toilet and let it soak for at least an hour. Pour in a cup of white vinegar (yay vinegar again!), leave for 5 mins and flush. Unless the toilet is particularly dirty, this will clean it without scrubbing! Anything that saves scrubbing has got to be worth a try.
DIY Glass Spray Bottle
Instead of throwing away a plastic spray bottle when you’ve finished with it, it’s possible to recycle old glass bottles. Save the tops from a plastic spray bottle and fit them onto glass cider bottles, for example. They look great and can re-used time and again and filled with your own home-made solutions for better natural cleaning.