Tired of Using Harsh Chemicals? Try These Simple DIY Cleaning Solutions
We all like a clean home. It smells nicer, looks tidier, and generally is a more comfortable place to live. But many cleaning products on the market contain harsh chemicals.
Switching to natural products for your spring cleaning works just as well and can be better for your indoor air quality. With just a few ingredients, you can create natural DIY cleaning solutions for every room in the house.
Use This Simple Cleaning Recipe for Germ-Free Toilet Bowls and Drain Clearing
This recipe is simple, nontoxic, and effective. It’s also incredibly versatile! You can use this mixture as a scrub to remove stubborn stains in your toilet and clean your pipes and drains. But if you notice your drain and sewer system is heavily clogged, always call in the drain cleaning experts.
In a glass bowl, mix two cups of baking soda with 100 drops of tea tree oil or any another essential oil that you prefer. Place the mixture in an airtight glass jar –, an old spice jar works well.
When you’re ready to use the mix, place one tablespoon of the dry mix into the toilet and scatter some mix around the edge of the bowl. Add half a cup of white vinegar and watch the magic happen! The baking soda and vinegar will fizz. Next, grab your toilet brush and scrub away any stains around the bowl.
Leave the mix set for 15 minutes before flushing.
Try This Easy-to-Make Natural Kitchen Cleaner
Cleaning the kitchen can be of the most dreaded household chores. And while it may be unpleasant, it’s a necessary part of keeping a clean and healthy home.
You can use baking soda with warm water to clean off any dirt or grime built up over time. This mixture will help remove any stains and won’t leave behind any toxic chemical residue.
A thing I never realized about being an adult is that you will always be cleaning your kitchen. No matter if you get take out, no matter if you’re gone all day, you will be cleaning. the. kitchen.
— tiffany hunter (@lifeattiffanys) June 28, 2020
For your stainless steel appliances, you can also use baking soda to clean them. Just mix equal parts baking soda and warm water until it forms a paste-like consistency. Then, spread this paste onto your stainless steel appliances with a sponge or paper towel and wipe it off with a wet rag. When you’re done, rinse with warm water for a shiny finish!
Enjoy Wonderfully Clean Windows with This DIY Cleaning Solution
One of the best ways to make your home look clean is to have sparkling windows. This quick project doesn’t take much time or effort, but it makes a big difference in your home’s appearance.
The following recipe cleans well and has a pleasant smell that won’t overpower your home:
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup white or cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol, 70% concentration
- 1 to 2 drops of orange essential oil for smell (optional)
Mix all the ingredients in a spray bottle and use a soft cloth or a paper towel to buff your windows clean.
One little tip – don’t clean your windows in direct sunlight. The solution will dry too quickly, and you’ll be left with marks and streaks.
A Chemical-Free Mold and Mildew Buster
Mold and mildew can be a big problem in your home, especially in a humid climate. You can buy natural mold-fighting products, but they can be expensive.
This natural mixture will eliminate mild mold and mildew problems without harsh chemicals.
What you’ll need:
- 2 cups water
- 2 teaspoons tea-tree oil
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 24-ounce spray bottle
Pour the water and tea tree oil into the spray bottle. Shake well. To use, spray moldy areas with the solution and let sit for 24 hours.
Once 24 hours have passed, pour 1/4 cup baking soda into a small bowl, and gradually spritz it with the solution until a glue-like paste forms.
Apply the paste to the moldy surface using a clean toothbrush and scrub. Rinse to finish.
Make Spring Cleaning a Breeze with This Multi-Purpose Natural Cleaning Solution
Not sure what you should use to clean your countertops, windows, floors, and walls? Luckily, you can simplify your life and use an all-purpose cleaner on all of the above.
Here’s how to make a natural all-purpose cleaner that will leave your house fresh and clean — without any harsh chemical fumes or residues.
- A small glass jar with a lid
- A spray bottle
- A funnel (optional)
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 1 cup water
- Peel from one lemon (or lemons if you prefer a stronger scent)
- 2 sprigs rosemary (optional)
Pour the vinegar into the spray bottle. Add the lemon peel and rosemary. Snap-on the lid and shake well to combine and let sit for at least 24 hours before using.
It’s not just your worktops that need cleaning. Don’t forget to take care of the rest of your home during any spring cleaning spurts. Your heating, plumbing, and HVAC units need checking too. Get in touch with the experts at Moore Home Services today.