Most detergents and cleaning products do more harm than good. While it is impossible to stop using them, you can try to minimize their use. The following household cleaning tips and tricks can help you get a spotless home completely naturally.
13 Simple Ways to Clean Your Home without Chemicals:
– Clear out your spice or coffee or grinder with bread
You can get the last few bits of ground up spices or coffee out of your grinder with bread. Just grind some soft bread up and dump it out.
– Clean your mirrors and windows with a coffee filter
You can clean your mirrors and windows easily by using a coffee filter. All you need to do is give your grubby windows a sweep with a clean coffee filter.
– Sanitize your kitchen sponges in your microwave
The average kitchen sponge contains 10 million bacteria per square inch. So, you should zap it in your microwave for 2 minutes to kill microbes.
– Clean your bathroom tiles with baking soda
Mix 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide with half a cup of baking soda and pour into a small spray bottle. Use gloves as you spray it onto your bathroom tiles. Leave for five minutes before scrubbing and rinsing off.
– Remove fingerprints from stainless steel appliances with baby oil
Baby oil is not just for soothing and smoothing skin – it can also be used to eliminate fingerprints from stainless steel appliances. Just pop a bit of baby oil on to a clean, microfibre cloth and give your stainless steel appliances a wipe.
– Detox your garbage disposal with lime or lemon
Your garbage disposal does a lot of dirty work on a daily basis, so it is important to keep it clean and clog-free. Use a fresh lime or lemon to deodorize and clean it. Just cut the fruit into quarters, and while having the water running put the fruit pieces one by one into your garbage disposal.
– Clean grill grates with onion
To clean the grates and add an extra layer of flavor to your food, take ½ peeled onion and rub it back and forth over the grates of your hot grill.
– Clean your dirty pans and baking trays with lemon and baking soda
Soak your cookie sheets, baking dishes, pots and pans in hot water with fresh lemon and baking soda to clean them.
– Remove carpet stains with white wine, vodka or rubbing alcohol
Use vodka, white wine or rubbing alcohol to remove carpet stains. Just blot the stain and pour white wine, vodka or rubbing alcohol onto it.
– Remove pet hair from soft furnishings with a wet rubber glove
If your pet has fluffed up your house, you can remove pet hair by using a wet rubber glove.
– Polish your wood furniture with coconut oil
You can polish your wood furniture with coconut oil. Coconut oil can remove dust particles and oil-soluble impurities as well as kill microbes. Combine it with some lemon juice for an all-natural shine booster that smells better and costs less than your wood furniture polish.
– Clean your cutting board with salt and lemon
It is important to keep your cutting board clean, because it contains a lot of bacteria. Sprinkle it with coarse salt. Scour the surface by using a lemon half with the cut side down, squeezing slightly to release the lemon juice as you go. Leave for five minutes before scraping the dirty liquid into a small bowl with a bench scraper. Then, give it a final rinse with a clean wet sponge.
– Clean your scorched iron with salt
Spread a few heaping tbsp. of salt on a soft cloth and rub your heated iron back and forth to get rid of scorch marks. When it is cool, give it a rub with a damp cloth.