I am slowly replacing many of my store bought cleaning products with more natural methods – it’s healthier for my family and great on our household budget.
Through my research I am finding that many natural cleaning products can be put to use in our home and used for personal care reasons, too! Definitely a win-win!
Here are few, frugal cleaning tips that I have come across and began utilizing in our household:
* Use vinegar to clean windows and disinfect surfaces. You can mix it half and half with water, and it will still be strong enough to kill germs. The scent is unpleasant, but it will go away when the vinegar evaporates. If you can’t stand it in the meantime, add a few drops of nicely scented essential oil to mask the smell.
* Scrub with baking soda. Baking soda is lightly abrasive, yet it’s non-toxic and gentle enough that it won’t scratch most surfaces. It’s also a powerful deodorizer.
* To clean drains, pour a cup of baking soda down them, followed by a cup of vinegar. This will produce a powerful reaction that will bubble clogs away. Let the mixture sit for 15 minutes, then rinse it on down with hot water.
* Clean linoleum or tile floors with a mixture of vinegar and water with two drops of tea tree oil added. Tea tree oil is a powerful disinfectant that will leave your floor free of germs. Tea tree oil is, also, one of those products that have numerous uses. I recently had the opportunity to use Apothecary Extracts’ 100% Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil. It came with an eBook that contained over 50 different uses! This bottle will last me for some time and be can used numerous ways in our household! Definitely a great addition to my natural cleaners list.
* Avoid buying rags. Go through your clothes and find a few items that are stained or have holes, and cut them up to use for cleaning.
* Use newspaper to clean your windows and mirrors. It’s a good use for all of those old papers that you don’t need, and it won’t leave lint on glass. It’s also less likely to streak than paper towels.
* Instead of using expensive air fresheners, open up all of the windows in your home for a while. You’ll be surprised at how much better your home smells afterward. If it still needs a little help, simmer some citrus peels on the stovetop to give your home a nice, natural scent.
Often times we go to the store and buy bags full of various cleaning products in the name of getting our homes spotless. But that’s absolutely unnecessary. You can find most of the things you need to effectively clean house right in your home. Try some of these safe and inexpensive cleaning supplies and see for yourself!
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