The thought of daily cleaning can be daunting. Those day-to-day tasks are definitely a must, on top of those larger chores such as windows, dusting, and other things. Cleaning is rarely anyone’s favorite thing to do, but when you’re doing it in a natural, eco-friendly manner, it can give you a whole new sense of accomplishment.
There are several natural super-cleaners that you probably have right in your home! The top four super cleaners in your home are vinegar, baking soda, lemon, and even salt. Keeping these items in your home can help you to keep your home tidy and fresh.
How To Use Vinegar For Cleaning
One super-cleaner is vinegar. Vinegar can be used for many things around the home including cleaning your glass, coffee maker, microwave, showerhead buildup, and so much more!
- Shower Heads – Your showerhead can accumulate mineral buildup over time. Wrapping a plastic storage bag with a cup of vinegar in it, and submerging your shower head overnight can help to remove all that buildup.
- Glass – Vinegar is a great glass cleaner. Using a spray bottle and microfibre towel, you can accomplish a streak-free and chemical-free clean.
- Microwave – To clean your microwave, simply boil a combo of 1/4 cup of white vinegar and a cup of water in the microwave until steam forms on the window. Makes cleaning food residue a breeze!
Using Baking Soda In Your Home
Baking Soda, like vinegar, is very versatile and can be used in many ways to clean around your home. With a gritty texture, it makes a great natural scrub.
- Fresh Produce – By mixing baking soda with water, you can remove dirt, and the waxy coating that comes on the products you get from the supermarket.
- Pet Beds – If you have pets in your home who have their own beds, to de-stink them, sprinkle with baking soda, wait 15 min, and vacuum away the excess.
- Odor Eliminator For Carpets – Unlike carpet fresheners, which just temporarily mask odors, baking soda is a natural odor eliminator. Sprinkle on carpets, wait, and vacuum!
Lemon In Your Cleaning Routine
Lemons are high in citric acid, have a low pH and have antibacterial properties. These things make lemons a fantastic addition to your collection of cleaning supplies.
- All-Purpose Cleaner – Creating a combo of white vinegar and lemon juice makes a great cleaner for all surfaces.
- Grout Cleaner – Using a toothbrush and some lemon juice, scrub away that stubborn grout in your bathroom and other places that are prone to it.
- Sanitize The Disposal – Pour a gallon of hot water mixed with about a half cup of lemon juice down your kitchen sink to sanitize your garbage disposal.
Time To Get Salty
According to the Salt Institute, there are about 14,000 different ways to use salt! Talk about a versatile
- White Rings – Sick of those white marks caused by glasses and hot dishes on your wooden tables? Gently rub a thin paste of salt and vegetable oil to remove them.
- Coffee Pot Trick – Using salt to scour the bottom, and ice as an agitator for a better scrub, add salt and ice cubes to a coffee pot, swirl vigorously, rinse!
- Keep Flowers Fresh – Not a cleaning tip, but putting a dash of salt into the water of a flower vase will keep cut flowers fresh longer!
Look around your kitchen – and it’s guaranteed you will find these super cleaners. Keep them on hand for a great, fresh, natural clean!