Frugal Cleaning – Same Money Using All Natural Home Products
Nobody enjoys cleaning. It’s taxing. It’s annoying. House cleaning is something a lot of people do because they have to, not because it’s fun. It takes forever to do. If you’ve done kitchen or bathroom cleaning, you know the ordeal. But cleaning doesn’t have to be a long nightmare. Here are clever and cheap hacks you can try to make this chore easier.
Dust off surfaces with dryer sheets.
Dust is an annoying house company. It’s your uninvited guest. It comes to your house, coats surfaces, and leaves you vulnerable to allergies. You can vacuum your floor, dust surfaces, and wipe them to get rid of that pesky dust. But a good way to make your surfaces repel dust is to use dryer sheets. It’s all about the static electricity.
Put white vinegar’s acidic nature to good use.
Very few people exploit the superb cleaning uses of vinegar. It’s not just an ingredient to a few of your dishes and salads. It can remove stains and scales.
How to clean a shower-head
Do you have an old shower-head? Wrap a plastic bag filled with vinegar around it. Leave it overnight, and see the grime loosen up in the morning for you to wipe away.
How to clean blackened pans
Did you turn your pan black after your last cooking session? Don’t worry. Fill it with water. Add a cup of vinegar. Heat it on the stove for a few minutes. Add two tablespoons of baking soda. This makes scrubbing the otherwise stubborn burnt hell on your pan easier.
How to clean your microwave
It’s hard to clean the inside of your microwave, let alone make it look new. All the food you placed inside can leave odors that in time can make your handy kitchen appliance smelling funny.
Here’s what you have to do. Fill a bowl with two cups of water, two tablespoons of white vinegar, and a few drops of essential oil. Put the bowl inside, and run your microwave for five minutes. Let it sit still for a few more minutes. Then wipe the interior using a damp cloth or towel.
Cleaning your blender blades is easy.
No, you don’t have to wipe them with a cloth and scrub the inner surfaces. All you need is ice cubes. Put ice cubes in your blender. Turn it on.
The crushing ice will clean the fast spinning blades. The melting ice does the rinsing as well. You can add a dishwashing solution to remove grease. Make sure you rinse properly.
Use tin foil to polish silverware and glassware.
Look how old those silver spoons, forks, and knives look after a while. If you think you need to buy polishing solutions to restore their old sheen, stop. Go to the kitchen. Get some tin foil, and put it on a large pan. Pour hot water in it. Add half a cup of salt and half a cup of baking soda. Soak your silverware for thirty minutes.
If you have stained glassware, crumple a piece of tin foil and turn it into a ball. Coat it with dish soap and use it to scrub your glassware.
How to clean a dirty oven
Ammonia does wonders. Just use in a well ventilated area
Fill a bowl with half a cup of ammonia. Leave it in your grimy oven overnight. Make sure it’s turned off! Ammonia makes the grime easy to wipe away next morning.
Stained carpets? Fear not!
Mix two parts water and one part vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray the stained spot. Set a damp rag over it, and run a hot iron on top. Do this for one minute. That should clear most stains.
Did you spill grease on your carpet?
Don’t call a professional cleaner yet. Pat a towel or a cloth on the stained area to absorb the excess oil.
Sprinkle some baking soda on the spot. Wait for ten minutes, after which you can vacuum the area. Then mix a tablespoon of vinegar and a tablespoon of clear dishwashing liquid in two cups of warm water.
Get a sponge or a clean cloth, and dip it in the mixture. Press the sponge over the stain, and leave it there for a few minutes.
An old bathtub can stink, and the last thing you want to do is lie in it. No problem. Mix a teaspoon of liquid soap with a few drops your favorite essential oils.
Add a cup of baking soda. Mix everything with enough water to create a thick paste. Use a sponge to scrub on your tub.
The baking soda makes an excellent scrubbing agent. Rinse with water.
These all natural products will effectively help clean your home and save you money too!