All-natural ways to keep your home clean this holiday season December 11 2017

All-natural ways to keep your home clean

With all of the guests you have coming over this holiday season, you need a natural, cost-effective way to clean your bathroom. A clean bathroom makes everything more enjoyable. Here are several natural solutions and tips to keep your home spick and span:

  • Baking soda
  • White vinegar
  • Microfiber cloths
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Lemons
  • Essential oils (lemon tends to be a great choice)
  • A glass spray bottle

Glass cleaner: It's no fun for you or your guests to look into the mirror only to see fingerprints and water marks. For this recipe, you just need to combine water and vinegar in all glass bottle. Spray your mirrors with the solution then wipe down your mirrors with microfiber cloths until dry.

Toilet cleaner: To make this toilet cleaner, mix 3/4 cup of baking soda with 3/4 cup of white vinegar in a clean bucket then add 10 drops of your favorite essential oil like lemon or lavender. Flush the toilet to make sure there's nothing else in the toilet bowl. Pour the toilet cleaner you just mixed into the toilet bowl you're cleaning then scrub. After scrubbing your toilet bowl thoroughly, flush your toilet bowl and enjoy your clean toilet!

Chrome touch-up: One of the great things about microfiber cloth is that it can quickly clean your chrome fixtures. Microfiber helps remove any dust or stubborn fingerprints. Keeping microfiber cloth on hand 

Lemon peel air freshener: Cut a lemon in half and scoop out the flesh part of the lemon. After cutting the lemon in half and scooping out the flesh part of the lemon, add a teaspoon of baking soda in the bowl of the lemon peel. One half lemon peel is a good for one trash can. You can. The natural oils from the lemon peel combined with baking soda help neutralize any nasty odors.

Tile grout cleaner: Combine 3 parts baking soda and 1 part water into a paste in a small container. After combining the baking soda and water, use an old toothbrush to apply the tile grout cleaner to the grout and allow the tile grout cleaner sit on its own for 2-3 minutes. When the 2-3 minutes are up, clean the grout vigorously with the toothbrush. You can then remove remaining residue with a damp wash cloth.

Stovetop cleaner: This recipe is similar to the tile grout cleaner where you'll create a paste of baking soda and warm water. After creating the cleaning solution and letting it sit on your stovetop for 4-5 minutes, you will scrub the stovetop thoroughly. Clean the food buildup and cleaning solution with a sponge.

Trying out new ways to clean your home will help you realize all of the different ways you can save money by using ingredients you already have in your pantry or bathroom closet. Most importantly, you'll be able to keep your home clean and spotless without using chemicals that can prove to be dangerous to the health and safety of your children and pets.

Which all-natural recipe will you try this week? Let us know in the comments!

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