If you are a bit of an innovator, or just curious to try out something new in your home cleaning routine, perhaps it is time to try out an eco-friendly cleaning approach. This not only means that you will save money on cleaning detergents and other solutions, but also save yourself the adverse effects of cleaning with products loaded with chemicals.
Eco-friendly recipes have been around for some time, and they are gaining more and more popularity. Instead of wondering if they will work for you, it is best to give them a shot and see for yourself.
Here are some cleaning solutions that often work better than you’d expect:
Address carpet stains
Stains on the carpet are often a reason of great turmoil, considering they can have a long-lasting adverse effect on the fabric. To address the issue, you can try out using baking soda, water and white vinegar. First, apply baking soda on the stain. Next, apply a mix of white vinegar and water and spray it on the baking soda. Scrub a little and work the mix into the fibres. Vacuum everything later, and you should see the stain is fading. If it still shows, you can repeat the same process.
Tile and wood floor cleaner
Rethink your stance on needing a specialised cleaning solution for just about any surface of your home. Non-porous tile and sealed wood floors react well to a solution of water and white vinegar. Now, bear in mind that vinegar does come with its distinctive smell, which means properly ventilating the area you are cleaning is a must. If the smell troubles you too much, you can add a few drops of essential oils. Lavender, lemon and orange are particularly good picks for the job.
Clean stuck-on grease from pans and pots
If you are an avid cook, you know just how frustrating it can be to clean pots and pans. Unfortunately, sometimes it is the best meals that lead to the biggest messes. What you need are some dryer sheets, water and a spatula. You want to fill the pans and pots with hot water. Drop a dryer sheet in each of them. Let it sit like that overnight. The next morning, wipe the gunk with a hard, flat-edged spatula.
Remove stuck-on food debris from your oven
Believe it or not, you don’t need heavy-duty oven cleaners to remove baked-on grease. Instead, baking soda is the go-to solution. Simply mix baking soda and water to get a spreadable paste. Apply that on the interior of the oven and let it sit overnight. The mixture will soften the gunk, making it super easy for you to remove it afterwards. Use a spatula for the task, and you will see just how easy it is. Find out more about cleaning different kitchen appliances in another recent blog we posted.
Deep clean the toilet
You can also clean the toilet the eco-friendly way. First, you will need to mix a solution: half tsp. essential oil and a single cup of white vinegar. Spay it over the seat and then add half a cup of baking soda. By using a pumice stone, you should be able to remove the mineral deposits and stains. When you wipe everything, it should be clean and fresh.
Clean ink pen stains
Rubbing alcohol is your best friend in this case. By working the stain with an old toothbrush or a cotton bud, you should be able to target it with the solution precisely. Adding mineral spirits if the stain proves too difficult is the way to go.
Employing these tips to your cleaning routine is going to make it that much greener and more effective.