Keeping your home clean and healthy is a requirement every homeowner or parent endeavors to achieve. Nobody wants to see their custom closet systems to get ruined by mold and bacteria. However, most cleaning solutions are filled with harmful chemicals, which are poisonous when inhaled or absorbed through the skin as you use them. Additionally, these products are expensive.
Despite being on a low budget season, you can still keep a home clean and healthy through the following affordable cleaning methods and ingredients;
Opening your windows
Opening windows helps to minimize the risk of mildew, mold, and bacteria from growing and spreading through house walls. It also freshens the air to avoid air pollution.
Cleaning windows with vinegar and hot water
Children and pets often times smash their hands and faces against windows and mirrors. Cleaning them with natural products like vinegar and warm water leaves them spotlessly clean and free from harsh chemicals that might be transferred to children and pets as there touch this surfaces.
Carpet cleaning with baking soda
To clean your carpet, sprinkle baking soda at night then vacuum in the morning to sanitize the carpet and deodorize the rooms. Also to remove light stains on carpets rub the baking soda into the fabric with hot water.
Unclogging drains with baking soda, vinegar, and hot water
The baking soda loosens the clogging gunk while the vinegar chemical reaction with baking soda will cause the clog to break free. Eventually, the boiling water will rinse off the drain and wash away every clog.
Cleaning bathtubs and sink using citrus fruits
Acid from citrus fruits like lemon makes them great cleansers.
Cut a lemon fruit into two, add a pinch of salt to the fleshy side and scrub continuously to remove water stains near the drain. It leaves the sink sparkle clean.
Scrubbing grout with a toothbrush, vinegar, baking soda, borax and water
Grout are the white spaces between tiles. They attract anything dusty, grimy and gross eventually turning color that is noticeable from far.
Mix the above ingredients and using a toothbrush fit through those stained spaces for a clean wash.
Cleaning toilet bowls
We know anything we dump in toilets and drains goes back to the environment, therefore using chemical-free solutions to clean our toilets contributes to a healthy clean environment.
Using baking soda and lemon to clean the toilet bowl ensures it stain free and clean. Also, you can give it a final splash with a Coca-Cola.
Crayon marks on walls
This one ‘s for parents with young kindergarten age children practicing their artwork everywhere even on walls using crayons. To clean off such staff, a mayonnaise does an excellent job leaving your wall clean and colors bright.
Storage Bottles and Containers
If you plan to store hot and cold water or drinks for long hours, a stein bottle could be a great option. Without burning a hole in the pocket, these bottles come with great health benefits as they are BPA free. You can store your favourite drink for long hours without the need for reheating or refrigerating it every now and again.
You can get some great containers to store your cookies, choosing some light colour will give a sophisticated look to your kitchen rack.
In conclusion, most of the above cleaning solutions are found in our kitchen stores for other purposes while others are easily accessible in the market at very fair prices compared to the chemical cleaning products in the market.
Most of these products were used by our grannies with excellent results before the introduction of this quick fix chemical solutions which are much more expensive, harmful to our health and harsh to the environment.
To reap maximum benefits and long term solutions the constant use of natural cleaning solutions as cleaning agents for our homes will guarantee safety for ourselves, family members and pets living in the house and still maintain a high standard of cleanliness.