Spring Cleaning, Part 2
In response to last week’s post, our friends over at BuzzBuzzHome commented on our Facebook page, and mentioned that we shouldn’t forget to clean our driveways, as we don’t want to bring salt and dirt into the house. This is a fantastic tip, and we invite you to share your tips and tricks on keeping the inside and outside of your home looking its best! Join the discussion here.
This year, try to clean your home with all natural products or eco-friendly cleaners. These days, it is hard NOT to be eco-friendly; there is a plethora of products that are currently on the market that are not harmful to the environment or your wallet. A few noteworthy products are Method, Seventh Generation and Mrs. Meyer’s. These companies have a wide array of products that will help keep every inch of your household spotless!
And, don’t forget that there are many household items that are already in your home that can help tend to your spring cleaning; here are some common items that can help with some of your cleaning woes.
– Black tea can aid in the removal of rust from garden tools. All you need to do is brew a few pots of strong black tea and let the tools soak in the tea for a few hours. Put on some rubber gloves and wipe the tools clean with a cloth.
– To clean and disinfect wooden cutting boards, take the juice of a lemon and squeeze evenly on the cutting board. Let the juice site for at least 20 minutes, then rinse well.
– ½ a cup of lemon juice can also help your whites looking brighter. Just pour in the lemon juice at the start of the cycle
– It’s no secret that vinegar is a multi-tasking household staple. To keep your windows, mirrors and glasses sparkle, mix equal parts water and vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray surface and wipe clean.
– Remove musky smells from washing machines by adding 1 cup of vinegar to an empty cycle.
– To clean and remove the mineral deposits from your iron, fill your iron with vinegar and water. Let sit and pour out vinegar mixture
– If you have stained mugs, glasses or dishes, mix 1 part baking soda and 1 part water and soak the stained items overnight. Rinse off and wipe clean with a sponge.
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