While it's never a bad time to conduct a thorough deep-clean of your home, germs spread easily in winter, which means it's the perfect season for scrubbing your house from top to bottom. But what if you don't want to use harsh chemical cleaners? Here are three natural home-cleaning tips you might enjoy:
1. Natural way to be tough on soap scum
Scrubbing down your showers, bathtubs and sinks can be tough, especially if you have a big family and don't get around to a good deep-clean very often. To cut through the soap scum without inhaling dangerous chemical cleaning solutions, make your own scouring powder. All you need is two-parts baking soda, one-part salt, and one-part borax. With this tough, all-natural cleaning solution, you'll never want to return to your store-brand alternatives.
"You'll never go back to the chemical solutions again."
2. Trade in your toilet cleaner for baking soda or eucalyptus oil
So you want a sparkling-clean toilet, but don't want to use harsh, chemical-ridden products? As a healthier alternative, consider pouring a few tablespoons of baking soda into your toilet bowl once or twice a week and then scrubbing it with a brush. Another option for an all-natural cleaning solution is to mix one ounce of eucalyptus oil and one quart of water. You'll never want to go back to the foul-smelling chemical solutions again.
3. Clean your windows without any streaks
No one likes seeing streaky windows when the sun streams through them in the morning. To ward off the unsightly streaks, it's time to break out the bottle of vinegar hiding in the back of your cabinet. While vinegar doesn't give off the best smell, it is non-toxic, antibacterial and safely breaks down any film that may accumulate on your windows' surfaces. All you need to do is mix one-part hot water to one-part distilled vinegar to create your new window washing solution. Use a sponge or other window-cleaning device to dampen the window and then wipe it down with your new cleaner. Rinse, dry and enjoy your squeaky clean new windows!
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