Eco cleaning solutions for your home

Home CleaningThe past decade marked an increase in the popularity of the green lifestyle and fully support that. There are many good reasons for this to happen, and if you have already embraced the idea that we, as humans, should live our lives in an environmental friendly manner, then you will definitely find the following tips for building eco-friendly cleaning habits pretty useful.

The most important thing according to Cleaners Chelsea is of course to forget about any chemical based cleaning products. The simple fact is that you can achieve the same, if not better, results by using solutions that you have prepared at home. It is neither hard nor expensive to do that. All that you need are the following ingredients:

  • Baking Soda

  • White Vinegar

  • Some high quality liquid soap

  • Tea Tree Oil

  • Containers – bottles, jars etc.

Everything you need in terms of cleaning solutions can be mixed using those products. For instance, half a cup of baking soda mixed with the same quantity of liquid soap makes the perfect scrubbing solution for cleaning all kinds of surfaces, including the tiles in your bathroom and kitchen.

If you want to a window cleaner product, mix half a table spoon of liquid soap with three table spoons of vinegar and two cups of water. Pour the solution into a spraying bottle and you are ready to wipe all your windows clean – from the inside and the outside.

Home CleaningThe best results in oven cleaning are achieved with baking soda and water. First your sprinkle the water over the floor and walls of the oven, then cover the surfaces with baking soda until they are white. Leave it for ten to fifteen minutes and then carefully scrub all stains and dirt from the insides of your oven away.

At home you can even make a furniture polish solution that is of no lesser quality than those commercially sold. The necessary ingredients are half a teaspoon of oil (olive, jojoba, tea tree), ¼ cup white vinegar or freshly squeezed lemon juice and a jar in which to mix the products. You can use a clean cloth to apply the homemade polish on the surfaces and then, once you cover the jar, you can store the solution for as long as you want to.

These are only some of the possible recipes for making cleaning products at home. As you can see, it is easy, cheap and green – what else do you need?

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Bathroom cleaning with no strain

There are several areas in your bathroom you need to pay special attention to, if you want remove all possibility of unpleasant bacteria take permanent residence in there. Just make sure to follow the steps described below:

  • Bathroom CleaningSoak your showerhead in a plastic grocery bag filled with white vinegar. It that way, you will kill off all bacteria. In order to treat the shower curtain for bacteria, soap foam and mildew, simply throw it in the washing machines together with several old towels which will scrub off all the unwanted organisms from the fabric.

  • You can use an ordinary toothbrush (not the one you wash your teeth with, of course) soaked in bleach to rub clean the grout between the tiles. A little known fact is that most of the bacteria in your bathroom live precisely in the grout, so that treatment is essential.

  • The best way to clean the tiles and walls in your bathroom is to treat them with an all purpose cleaner, then turn the shower on with hot water until steam builds up the room. Then leave the bathroom, without forgetting to close the door and wait for half an hour. For that time, the steam and the cleaner will mix and wiping the tiles, countertops and walls will become much easier and effective for that matter.

  • The best way to clean and disinfect the toilet bowl is to sprinkle a tablespoon of baking soda in it and let it sit for ten minutes, then brush and flush. This should remove any stains and provide you with a perfectly clean toilet bowl. Do not forget to take care of the toilet brush too – disinfect and clean it by soaking it into bleach and carefully clean the container with soapy water.

  • Bathroom CleaningIf the drain of the bathroom sink is clotted, just pour baking soda or white vinegar in it and then flush with hot water. The faucets are to be carefully disinfected using a cloth reserved for that purpose only, and stored under appropriate conditions.

  • If you want bacteria free bathroom, you should not overlook the proper (and regular) washing of your hand towels. They should be replaced at least once a week (in the best case scenario – twice) and washed with particular care, preferably on the sanitizing setting of your washing machine (in case it has one).

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