Switching to natural ways of cleaning your home not only reduces chemical exposure but can also go a long way towards helping you save time and money. Natural cleaning can be quite a fun and enjoyable thing to do, and you will be amazed to know that there are so many ways of going natural than you would probably imagine. Unknowingly, to most people, there are many household items and ingredients that can be used for cleaning your home just in case you decide to go natural as highlighted here below:
Natural cleaners to use
You can create most places of your home using natural cleaners and some of them even double up as deodorizers and disinfectants. Some of most common and easily available natural cleaners include vinegar, which can be used for cleaning the bathroom i.e. the bathtub, sink, countertops and toilets, kitchen and the laundry room. Another natural cleaner is lemon juice that can be used for cleaning and shining copper and brass. Then there is baking soda that is very effective when used for scrubbing surfaces just like most of the commercial non-abrasive cleansers. Baking soda is in fact a very versatile cleaner and it is also a great deodorizer as well.
To remove stains on white items, applying lemon juice or white vinegar on the stained area will do a great job. Allow it to soak well in the fabric and then wash just as you do in normal cases and the stain will come out very easily. Use salt if you accidentally spill wine of your clothes. Dumping salt on the stain immediately helps absorb moisture before it gets a chance of setting and you can then wash it as normal. To deal with red wine stains, chocolate stains and similar stains, soaking the item in glycerin for about half an hour will do wonders. Red wine spilt on your carpet? Use a dish or wash cloth to get much of it and then apply white vinegar on the spot directly. Then, rinse it out using a wet rag after soaking.
Worried that your ovens, microwaves and refrigerators are dirty? Well, you can clean them naturally in a number of ways. First, when it comes to the microwaves, wiping it clean with baking soda will remove every spot on it. For your ovens, wet steel wool can be used for rubbing the inside and this will remove all the tough stuff. Then, carefully sprinkle baking soda all over the oven and all dirt will be done without using any caustic chemicals. Finally, use baking soda to clean your refrigerators. Prepare a good paste of water and baking soda and effectively scrub away all that dirt clean.
Your carpet is stained with candle?
If this happens, start by laying a newspaper down over the wax and place a low set iron on top. Running the iron carefully all over the paper and as the wax starts to melt gradually; it will be absorbed by the newspaper and consequently getting lifted up from the carpet. This one works awesomely well and you will be thrilled to know that only very little color and residue is left if any.
What about cleaning your wood floors?
Vinegar and water are the first things you will need to make your wooden floor shine naturally. In this case, just take a little amount of vinegar and put it in a bucket, then add some warm water and expect wonders. Avoid pouring a lot of water on your wooden floor rest you damage the wood. For natural unsealed wooden floors, the best natural cleaning agent to use is linseed oil, soak it on the floor for a while after which you mop it with a rag and it will be perfectly shiny. Making your sealed wood floors shine requires that you mix vegetable oil and white vinegar in equal parts and then polish it with a rag.
Lemon juice will work just fine to give your toilet that kind of shininess you desire. Squeeze the juice out and put the peels in the disposal. Alternatively, you can use distilled white vinegar, which is in fact the most common toilet cleaning agent that many people use. And if you still want another option, borax can do wonders on your toilet. This is not a very common natural cleaner as such but its impressive cleaning powers are something you will want to take advantage of. Combine all these three ingredients in a bowl to form a paste and then apply it on your toilet bowl. Let it remain there for a little while after which you scrub it and then flush your toilet.
Removing mold in your bathroom
White vinegar and borax can be sprayed at the mold directly, whether it is in the shower or tub. After spraying, let it remain for about an hour or so and then wipe it off. You will be able to remove the mold without inhaling any toxic chemicals. Regular spraying with straight vinegar on mold places in your bathroom not only kills the mold but also helps to ensure that new mold doesn’t growth.
What about removing rust?
As far rust is concerned, what you will need is lime juice and salt and these are things that you probably have already at your home. Start by sprinkling salt on the spot with rust and pour some juice on top. Don’t put so much juice otherwise the salt will just float away as better results are achieved if the mixture stays on the rusty area. Let it remain there for some time and then start scrubbing it off. You will be amazed at how removing rust naturally can be such an easy job.
As you can see, this natural cleaning list will allow you clean your home in the most affordable way and without putting your health on risk by exposing yourself to some toxic chemicals.