I used to be all about the name-brand house cleaners. I thought in order for something to be really clean it had to be attacked with a bottle of chemicals. I’ve come to realize in recent years it’s incredibly easy to make your own household cleaners using items you probably already have. Not only are these natural cleaners way cheaper than the store-bought ones, but they are safer for you and the environment. Today I have CallCleaners South West London to show you just how simple it easy to make your own natural cleaners using pantry items.
There are a few pantry items that can make amazing cleaners and sanitizers. If you are sick and tired of using commercial cleaners, some of them being more dangerous to you than germs themselves, see how you can make DIY natural cleaners with items straight from the pantry.
Rubbing alcohol is a nature-friendly product that can be used for cleaning and sanitizing. There are many uses of rubbing alcohol in the household:
Ceramic tiles: Clean and sanitize your hard surfaces with a solution of one tablespoon of white vinegar, one cup of water and one cup of rubbing alcohol. Let sit for a couple of minutes and rub gently. Rinse and dry.
Windows: A solution of one part water and one part rubbing alcohol mixed in a spray bottle can help you clean your windows as well as glassware.
Chrome fixtures: Make your chrome faucets shiny using a rubbing alcohol solution.
Undiluted White Vinegar
When undiluted, white vinegar can work great against stubborn stains and soap scum.
Create a fabric softener: The next time you wash your laundry, be sure to add vinegar to the rinse cycle. If you have sensitive skin, undiluted whine vinegar is a great addition to your laundry, as it will wash away any residue. Not to mention, it will soften your clothes. There is no need to buy a commercial fabric softener; you can get this product straight from the pantry.
Clean your shower: Here is an easy and effective method of removing mineral deposits from your shower head without scrubbing. Grab a plastic food bag and pour half a cup of vinegar or as much as necessary. Then place the bag around the shower head, making sure the vinegar can reach the head. Secure with a rubber band. Go back to the shower head in a couple of hours or on the next day. Remove the plastic food bag, rub gently the shower head and rinse. It’s done.
Clean the toilet bowl: Flush the toilet before you begin cleaning. Pour undiluted vinegar on the surface and let sit for a couple of minutes. This will allow the vinegar to work its magic. In the meantime, soak the brush into diluted vinegar or toss it into the bowl. When the time is up, go back to the toilet. Brush the bowl well to get rid of debris, water deposits and bad smells. Flush. Repeat the procedure if necessary.
Diluted White Vinegar
Prepare a one-to-one solution with white vinegar. Mix one part vinegar and one part water in a clean spray bottle and use it as described below:
Bad odors: Wish your kitchen did not smell after cooking fish? No worries. Your miraculous white vinegar can absorb bad odors while you are still preparing the meal. Pour vinegar into a small dish and place it near the stove.
Laundry: As explained above, vinegar is a great addition to your laundry. Whether diluted or undiluted, just add a small cup of white vinegar in the wash and your clothing will become much softer.
Windows: Spray your windows with the solution of white vinegar and water and rub with a microfiber cloth or rug to make your windows shiny.
Kitchen: Clean your backsplashes, countertops and floor using the solution.
Bathroom: Clean your mirrors, sinks and countertops with a white vinegar solution.
Stove top: Make a paste of water and baking soda and spread onto your stove top. Let sit for twenty minutes to a couple of hours. Rub with a sponge and rinse well.
Drains: Keep your drains clean by sprinkling half a cup of baking soda. Let it work for a while. Wash down with hot water. Alternatively, you can use vinegar to dilute the baking soda.
Sinks and tubs: Sprinkle baking soda onto the surface and let work for several hours. Rub with a sponge or a clean rag until you remove all water deposits, bathtub rings, stains and soap scum. Repeat the steps if necessary.
What tips or tricks do you have for cleaning your home with items you already have in your house?
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