Why would you use all those chemicals for cleaning your home when you can use homemade products like lemon or baking soda and get even better cleaning results? You will save money and time wandering the store looking for the specific product and, they are way safer for your health and your environment.
Vinegar can be used as a multi-purpose cleaner. It does a great job in cleaning, deodorizing and disinfecting. All you need is a spray bottle filled with the same amounts of water and vinegar. You can clean things like sink, bathtub, counter-top surfaces, stoves, floors, etc. This cleaner is amazing when cleaning floors; you will have shiny and disinfected floor. Vinegar also does an amazing job in removing water stains and soap droppings. As far as the smell goes, it does have a strong smell but it will disappear once the surfaces dry.
Lemons and lemon juice
Lemon juice is another natural cleaner you can use to make your home shiny and beautiful. It acts like a natural bleacher, which makes it perfect for cleaning hard water stains. Not only it cleans but it also absorbs odours. You can also mix it with baking soda to clean stove stains and other surfaces in your kitchen. Cut a lemon in half and put it into a bowl filled with water. Put it into refrigerator and let it neutralize the bad smell. Squeeze 1 lemon and add 4 spoons of olive oil. Use the mixture to clean hardwood furniture. However, keep in mind that it has characteristics of bleacher. Be careful when using it to clean furniture and other similar items, because the fabric can get damaged.
Baking soda is a natural substance that can be compared to non-abrasive cleaners. It is famous for its deodorizer qualities. Just like using lemons to get rid of the bad smell in your refrigerator, you can use baking soda as well. Also, sprinkle some of soda in the bottom of the trash can and it will remove bad odours and keep it fresh for a long time.
You can use it with a hot water to unclog your drains. You can use it to soften your laundry and clean your washing machine. Mix some soda with a dishwashing detergent and voila! Not only your dishes will be as good as new, but it will remove all the grime and dirt inside the washing machine.
Finding the right cleaning tool has never been easier. Just look in your pantry or your refrigerator. Apart from lemons, baking soda and vinegar, you can also use ketchup, soft drinks, tea, and many other household items and get amazing cleaning results. For example, ketchup can be used to clean copper and brass dishes, stainless steel surfaces and tarnished silver items, while soft drinks remove rust stains and to clean toilets. There you go! Try some of these marvellous homemade and natural cleaners next time you do the clean-up and be amazed by their effectiveness.