Sunday, July 27, 2014
Let’s face it - there are many household cleaning products to choose from. However, not all offer a natural alternative that so many homeowners are looking for now. Store-bought cleaners also tend to be more expensive and are harsh on the skin and senses. If you’re prone to allergies or live in a small home, a DIY solution may be the better option. Get some tips…
White vinegar and hot water
The high acidity in vinegar can help kill mold, bacteria and germs. It can also be used to deodorize drains, clean the microwave and polish countertops.
Baking soda is a favorite when it comes to deodorizing the fridge and bathroom.
It can also be used to clean burnt pots.
From pasta dishes to furniture pieces, olive oil is not only a great cooking must-have but also works wonders on wood and steel furniture.
It helps get rid of scratches on leather – just rub it into the ‘sore’ spot in circular motions.
Apply it on stainless steel for that extra shine or keep rattan and wicker furniture from cracking with a few drops of warm olive oil.
Baking soda and vinegar
When these two come together, magic happens. A baking soda and vinegar combination makes a great scouring cleanser, which can be used to remove tea and coffee stains. It also works well on tiles.
Pet owners can use this paste to scrub away any accidents or set-in stains.