Clean Your Blinds With Vinegar
Cleaning blinds can be a tricky task, but it’s possible to give them a thorough clean without going through the hassle of taking them down. Combine equal parts warm water and vinegar in a bowl to create a DIY cleaning solution. Place an old, clean sock over your hand then dip it into the solution. Simply rub the sock over the blinds to remove dirt and grime.
Nontoxic Bath Cleaner
Get a sparkling clean bathroom the natural way with a nontoxic, DIY cleaning agent. Combine a teaspoon of liquid soap, essential oil (such as rosemary, lavender or peppermint), a cup of baking soda and a drop of water to form a thick paste. Use the paste to clean baths, sinks and shower bases to leave surfaces dirt-free without turning to harsh chemicals.
Restore Cast Iron With Salt
Give your cast iron pans, casserole dishes and skillets a thorough clean with some simple sea salt. Add a tablespoon of coarse salt to your damp pan or skillet and use a moistened cloth to slough away dried on oil and residues. Rinse with clean water to remove the salt and debris.
Clean Your Microwave With Lemons
Clean your microwave naturally and with zero elbow grease using water and lemons. Slice up a lemon and place the pieces into a microwave safe bowl. Place the bowl in the microwave and set the power to high for five minutes. When the time is up, leave the bowl to sit for a couple of minutes before opening the door. The acidity from the lemons combined with the steam will help to loosen any dried-on food splatters.
Homemade Linen Spray
Freshen up curtains, cushions, sofas and soft furnishings with homemade linen spray. Add 3 oz. of alcohol, 30 drops of essential oil of your choice and 1.5 cups of distilled water in to a jug. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and gently shake before spritzing your fabrics.
Clean Your Toilet With Baking Soda
Add a cup of baking soda to your toilet bowl and leave it to get to work for 60 minutes – or even better, overnight. Flush the toilet the following morning to rinse away the soda and to reveal a squeaky clean finish.
Reverse Your Hangers
Can’t decide which clothes to hang onto and which to keep? Reverse all of the hangers in your closet. Each time you wear something, hang it back up the correct way. After a year clear out any clothes on hangers that are still reversed – after all, you haven’t worn them in the past 12 months. It’s a great way to decide what to keep and what to donate.
Clean Your Fridge With Baking Soda and Hot Water
Traditional kitchen sprays can leave a strong odor, which can affect the taste of your food when cleaning your fridge. Instead, use baking soda and hot water to wipe down the inside of your fridge. It’s just as effective and won’t leave a fragrance.
Clean Your Dishwasher With Lemonade Kool-Aid
It may sound a little strange, but clean your dishwasher with lemonade Kool-Aid. The citric acid will help remove stains and lime deposits that can build up over time – just remember to run it until empty!
Hang Up Your Cleaning Products
If your kitchen sink is stuffed full of cleaning products, reorganize them by hanging them on a tension rod. It’ll create more space and make finding the correct product quicker and easier.
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