Top 3 Eco-friendly house cleaning hacks you should be using! If you suffer from allergies, have small children or you’re concerned about the side effects that commercial cleaning products could have on your pets, you’re not alone.
The move toward using ecofriendly house cleaning products is fast becoming a nationwide trend. If you’re wanting to use products that are bit more natural (and a lot less harsh) but you’re worried that buying factory manufactured “green” cleaning supplies will break the bank, don’t fret.
There are a number of everyday household items that work just as well.
Behold the magic of the lemon
Lemons are a powerful antiseptic. In addition to smelling great, they also have antibacterial properties due to their high acidic content. Lemons can be used to disinfect cutting boards and they can be used with salt to shine copper pans. Once you’re done using them, toss the lemon into your garbage disposal to leave your sink smelling fresh.
Baking soda is great for cleaning glass stovetops
Baking soda makes for a wonderful mild abrasive. If your glass stovetop has some food cooked onto it, try cleaning that using a mix of baking soda and water. The same combination can also be used to clean stubborn, stuck-on food out of the bottoms of nonstick cookware.
Does your oven need to be cleaned? Instead of using harsh, store-bought sprays, consider coating it with a thick baking soda and water paste. Place a layer on the bottom of the oven and leave it on overnight. In the morning, simply scrape if off and wipe it down.
Moving onto vinegar
Is your dishwasher in need of a deep cleaning? Are you tired of using expensive store-bought chemicals to get the job done? You may be surprised to learn that vinegar will also do the trick. Place a dishwasher-safe bowl on the top rack, fill it with two cups of vinegar and let the otherwise empty dishwasher run as usual. One cycle will help get rid of bacteria and odors.
Lastly- are you one of those people who can’t seem to get their windows or mirrors perfectly clean? Are the streaks driving you nuts? Have you tried every cleaning product on the market, yet you can’t seem to make the streaks go away?
If this sounds like you, vinegar is the perfect solution. Fill an empty spray bottle with a 50/50 mix of white vinegar and water. If you use this, along with a microfiber cloth to clean your windows and mirrors, your streak problem will be a thing of the past.
For more information on ecofriendly cleaning options or to learn more about our house cleaning services, call Clean Florida today at 239-263-0183.