Natural cleaning has become very popular in the last few years, but there still are a lot of people who are biased about it. They don’t believe that a stubborn stain can be removed with something like lemon juice or mayonnaise, and they keep on using the same old chemical-based commercial cleaners. This is not the right thing to do, because store detergents can be dangerous for your health. They emit smothering fumes, which harden your breathing, and if they drop on your skin they can cause irritations and allergies. And I won’t even mention what might happen, if your little ones reach a bottle full of such a cleaner.
It is about time Londoners learn how to clean naturally, if they want to maintain the environment in their homes healthy and unpolluted. You can use all kinds of everyday products for housecleaning purposes, just stop cleaning with chemicals.
Here is a short list with some of the best natural cleaning tips:
- I mentioned above that mayonnaise can be used for cleaning, and you’re probably wondering what you can clean with it. Well, it is perfect for removing water marks from wooden surfaces. Just put some of it on a soft cloth and apply it to the stain carefully with side-to-side motions. Don’t worry if it doesn’t work, as there are other methods which you can use, too. Try applying a little toothpaste with a damp cloth, or rubbing the affected area with half a brazil nut. If you intend to use the technique with the nut, make sure that the surface is completely dry.
- Lemon juice is another wonderful cleaner. You can practically clean everything with it, as it’s acidic properties make it perfect for the purpose. You can remove stains from plastic, fabrics and even walls with it. You can use it plain or diluted, depending on the situation that you have to deal with. Lemon juice is also a wonderful disinfectant and deodoriser.
- Soda water is also a wonderful cleaner. You can use it to remove beer stains from your carpet, for example. Just dab the spot with it, and your problem will be solved.
- A mixture of white vinegar and rubbing alcohol makes a wonderful window cleaner.
- According to fridge cleaners from London, a solution made of white vinegar, water and baking soda is the best for cleaning the interior of your refrigerator. Mix the products, warm them up a little bit, and apply to the appliance with a clean cloth.
- If you have to deal with fingerprints on your wall, rub them with some moistened white bread.
- When you have to clean your microwave oven, you don’t have to do anything else, but to put one cup white vinegar in it and set the timer on four minutes. Wipe with a damp sponge when the timer is over, and the appliance is ready for use again.
- If you want to unclog your showerheads, dismantle them and soak them in white vinegar for half an hour.
- If you want to unclog a drain, put one cup baking soda in it and pour two cups white vinegar over it.
- If you want to clean your sink, sprinkle a mixture of equal parts salt and bread soda all over it, and rub with a lemon half. Rinse with warm water when you remove all stains and dirt, and wipe with a clean cloth.
- Use a solution of white vinegar and water to spruce up your wooden furniture. Wipe the furniture and let it dry for a night. Polish the items with a mixture of lemon juice and a few drops of olive oil on the next day.
- If you want to clean your oven, don’t rub for hours, but apply a paste made of one cup baking soda, half cup borax, half cup salt, and one and a half cup white vinegar to it. Let it stay for an hour or until it dries well, and scrape with a spatula. All stains will be removed with the solution. Wipe with a damp cloth to bring back the shine of your appliance.
Wonderful tips, aren’t they? If you want to learn more like them, check out BBC’s website, or explore the rest of the Internet.