Using Baking Soda and Vinegar to Clean the House

Perhaps many modern households are aware of the problems caused by the chemicals in the cleaning products today. Looks like we’re cleaning our precious homes and poisoning our true home as a consequence. All this could be prevented with some changes which are by no means painstakingly difficult. A couple of simple every day products do wonders when used properly for home chores.

One of the many possible “soda and vinegar” uses is to remove stickers. To remove a decal or sticker from a new appliance, first, apply a paper towel soaked in vinegar over the sticker for several minutes. The vinegar will break down the glue for easier removal. After peeling off the sticker, use baking soda to gently remove left behind debris. Baking soda is a gentle abrasive, but do rub gently, especially on plastic. Finish by rinsing.

For all purpose house cleaning solution, do the following: in a spray bottle, mix 1 quart of water, 1/8 cup of white vinegar, and a tablespoon of baking soda. Use this on kitchen counter tops and appliances and in bathrooms to clean and deodorise. Vinegar has antibacterial properties as well as keep down mould. You can also use it on outdoor furniture and car tires.

Copper pans are beautiful, but can become dull with use. To keep them sparkling, clean with baking soda and warm water on a cloth. This will remove any food that is stuck on, without scratching, as well as scrub away any tarnish. After rinsing, follow with rubbing vinegar on the copper. It will make the copper shine like new again.

London cleaning professionals have some tips to freshen washing machine, too. To get rid of washing machine odours, run a cycle of warm water and add a cup of baking soda to the wash cycle. Add a cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle. The odours will be gone.


August 29, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning

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