Spring Cleaning without Toxins

As a necessary chore for all of us, spring cleaning has some details worth noting. It is very important that you clean your house without damaging the encircling area with toxins. There are a lot of widely available and cheap products which can be used for the cleaning without any negative impact. Here’s some tips on how to make your spring cleaning harmless to the environment.

Here are the basics to make your own products, as London cleaners advise. You need white vinegar or more concentrated. Baking soda is a mild abrasive that will remove stains and whiten clothes. It makes a great combination with borax powder. Essential oils can be added to your home made cleaning products to add a pleasant scent to your home, plus, some such as tree tea oil can actually kill germs and help control mould and mildew.

Some tips proposed by the London cleaning specialists would be most useful. In the kitchen, vinegar can play a major role in your cleaning. It can be used full strength to clean and eliminate any lingering odours from counters and cutting boards, or in a 50/50 combination with water (and a cap of dishwasher soap) to create an all purpose cleaner that can be used on tabletops, cupboards and appliances to leave them shining clean. Adding a cup of vinegar to your dishwasher will leave the interior shining clean. In the bathroom, spraying vinegar and water on the outside of the toilet and the shower walls can clean the porcelain and remove soap scum. Clean and deodorize your carpets using a 50/50 combination of baking soda and borax. Mix the borax and baking soda in a plastic bag then add a few drops of an essential oil with an odour you enjoy and shake them all together. Spread the powder on your carpets and let it sit for 15 or 20 minutes then vacuum it up. Your carpet (and your whole house) will smell fresh and clean. Clean and deodorize drains with a combination of vinegar and baking soda, allow it to sit for 5 to 10 minutes then rinse with hot water.


August 30, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning

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