It’s almost that time of year where we get to open our windows, and enjoy a spring breeze. For many of us we want to give our homes a deep cleaning before spring arrives. This spring say goodbye to expensive cleaners, and use simple ingredients from your pantry to create cleaning products that are better for the environment, and a fraction of the cost of name brand products.
Diluted White Vinegar
White vinegar is a natural deodorizer, and actually absorbs dreadful odors instead of covering them up. It’s great for getting rid of soap scum, hard water deposits and so much more. Mix white vinegar with water and use in the kitchen to clean counter tops or in the bathroom to clean the floor and exterior of the toilet.
Undiluted White Vinegar
Place ¼ to ½ cup of undiluted vinegar in a plastic bag, and secure the bag over a shower-head – allow to stand overnight – this helps get rid of mineral deposits. Undiluted white vinegar is also great for cleaning the inside of a toilet bowl.
When life gives you lemons, use the outer rind to polish porcelain surfaces or grind the rind in a garbage disposal while running cool water to freshen the smell of your sink and sharpen the disposal blades.
Baking soda isn’t just an ingredient for cookies anymore; it’s great for removing food deposits left in a sink.