In a world full of chemical cleaning products, you can never go wrong with cleaning your home the old fashioned way with natural, harmless ingredients. Take break from doing things the modern way, and take a trip down memory lane with these old fashioned cleaning tips.
Dust your baseboards
You can’t forget about your baseboards. Use a damp cloth to dust off your baseboards.
Remove toilet limescale with vinegar
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Pour a generous amount of vinegar into the toilet bowl and let it soak for an hour to loosen up the limescale. Use a toilet brush to scrub away any limescale that remains and flush the toilet.
Clean your teapot naturally
First, fill your teapot with water. Add a tablespoon of baking soda to the water. Place the pot on the stove and let the mixture boil for 10 minutes. The baking soda will break down stains and buildup. Rinse the teapot out and dry it.
Remove stains from your laundry with vinegar
White vinegar is a holy grail product when it comes to doing laundry. Vinegar can deodorize, soften, and remove stains from clothes in one wash. After loading in the laundry, pour half a cup of vinegar into the washing machine and run a normal washing cycle.
Kill mildew naturally
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Pour white vinegar into a spray bottle, and spray it directly on mildewy areas. Let it sit for at least 10 minutes before wiping the area with a damp cloth.
Use borax to kill bugs
Do you have annoying pests roaming your home that won’t go away? Mix borax and sugar together in a bowl, and sprinkle the mixture on the areas of your home where you’re having a pest problem.
Line your refrigerator shelves with saran wrap
If you’ve ever spilled something inside of your fridge, then you know how hard it is to clean up the mess. Lining you fridge shelves with saran wrap will make it easier to clean up spills.
Remove pet odors with baking soda
Whenever your pet has an accident on the carpet, sprinkle baking soda on the area, let it sit for 20 minutes, and vacuum the area.
Remove stains from Tupperware
We all know that plastic storage containers can become stained easily, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t restore their original condition. To remove stains from your plastic containers, squeeze fresh lemon juice into the container. Add in a handful of baking soda, and use a toothbrush to scrub at the stain. Let the solution sit overnight if needed. Rinse the container with warm water.
Clean a mattress with vinegar and baking soda
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If you’re child accidentally wets the bed, spray the stain with distilled vinegar. Let the vinegar soak into the stain before blotting the area with paper towels. Sprinkle baking soda over the spot to deodorize and vacuum it up.
Most of the time, doing things the old fashion way to is the best way to do them. That’s why I continue to use this simple and easy cleaning tips on my home to eliminate the use of many chemical products. Share your cleaning tips with me in the comment section below.