Secrets from a Stager: Green Cleaning Tips with Household Products
Have the urge for some Spring-cleaning? Or perhaps putting your home on the market has ignited a cleaning frenzy? When the average home is between 2 and 5 times more polluted than the outdoors, and your on a budget, it’s time to get forget the name brand cleaners and use simple household products! Go green!!
Take note of the list below and try using new, inexpensive and most likely products you already have in your cabinets…
1. White vinegar – Vinegar naturally cleans like an all-purpose cleaner, and it may be surprise you to learn all the different uses for it. A vinegar-water mixture can be used to clean glass, bathtubs, sinks, toilets and even oil pills in your garage! Spray it on carpet stains, cover with a towel and steam with an iron. Don’t worry about your home smelling like vinegar…the smell will disappear as it dries.
2. Baking soda – Most likely the number one natural product that most people already know how to use in the home. It’s a natural cleaner that commonly used to get rid of bad smells (i.e. inside refrigerators). Additionally, it also deodorizes in other parts of the home and is great for cleaning unpleasant odors in carpets or rugs. Baking soda can be used to scrub surfaces in much the same way as commercial abrasive cleansers. Use it to clean toilets by putting a cup in the bowl and letting sit for an hour. Use it anywhere you need some deodorizing action!
3. Lemon juice – Have you ever noticed the number of cleaning products in stores with a lemon scent? The fresh scent, associated with a clean feeling, is a great antibacterial product and is also a natural bleach alternative. Lemon juice can be used to dissolve soap scum and hard water deposits.
4. Toothpaste – Use toothpaste to polish silver, remove scuffs from leather and to prevent fogging on your bathroom mirrors. White toothpaste can also be used to fill in nail holes in your walls (as long as the walls are painted white, the toothpaste will blend right in).
5. Hydrogen peroxide – Peroxide can be used to kill bacteria and mold all throughout your home. This helps to keep your home safe for everyone who lives there. Hydrogen peroxide is great to use to clean the walls and floor of your home and it can even be used to clean the toilet.
For more ideas and uses search household cleaning products online. You might be surprised at how many inexpensive and chemical-free solutions are available!
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