Many of us do not like chemical cleaning agents when cleaning. Here are 3 great tips that you will definitely find great. Instead of chemicals, it is definitely worth trying the three most fantastic natural cleaning agents: baking soda, vinegar and lemon juice. These natural cleaners effectively remove dirt and odors while being environmentally friendly. But how exactly can we use these natural cleaners and what for?
Using baking soda for cleaning
Here are some useful tips on using baking soda for cleaning: General cleaning: Mix a small amount of baking soda with water to form a smooth paste. Use the paste to scrub the dirty surface, then let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Afterward, wipe off the paste completely with a damp cloth or sponge. You can also clean the floor with a paste of baking soda and water using the same method. Apply the paste to the floor, let it sit for 10-15 minutes, then scrub it off and optionally wipe it with a dry cloth. Floor cleaning: Mix baking soda and water, and use this mixture to clean the floor. Baking soda removes dirt while eliminating unpleasant odors. Cleaning the sink: Sprinkle a little baking soda in the sink, then pour some vinegar over it. Let the mixture sit for 10-15 minutes, then rinse it with hot water. This method will make your sink shiny again and eliminate grease and other stains with the combination of baking soda and vinegar. 😊 Removing limescale: Sprinkle baking soda on the limescale-affected surface, then pour vinegar over the baking soda. Let the mixture sit on the surface for 15-20 minutes, then wipe it off with a damp cloth. You can also use a dry paper towel or a dry microfiber cloth to wipe the surface afterward for a nice shine. Deodorizing: Baking soda helps to deodorize the house, such as the trash can, refrigerator, or even shoes. Just sprinkle a little baking soda on the affected area, let it sit for 15-20 minutes, then wipe it off. Cleaning carpets: You can also effectively clean carpets with a mixture of water and baking soda. Mix half a handful of baking soda with a liter of water, and scrub the surface of the carpet using a nail brush or scrub brush with the baking soda water mixture. Baking soda eliminates unpleasant odors and can handle stubborn stains.
It’s important to note that before using baking soda, always perform a test on a small, inconspicuous area of the surface to ensure that it doesn’t discolor or damage it. (It’s recommended to test on surfaces that haven’t been cleaned with baking soda before.)
Cleaning with vinegar
Vinegar is a very useful and inexpensive cleaner that can be used on various surfaces and objects. Here are some tips on using vinegar for cleaning: Cleaning windows and mirrors: Mix one part vinegar with two parts water in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture on the window or mirror, then wipe it off with a microfiber cloth or newspaper. Floor cleaning: Mix one part vinegar with two parts water in a bucket, and use this mixture to clean the floor. The mixture helps remove dirt and stains and leaves the floors sparkling. For stubborn stains, it’s recommended to clean the floor with baking soda first, then mop it with the vinegar water mixture to restore shine. Toilet cleaning: Pour a small amount of vinegar into the toilet, then let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Afterward, use a toilet brush to thoroughly clean the toilet. It’s important to consider the acidity of vinegar, which can potentially damage certain surfaces such as marble or granite. Therefore, always perform a test on a small area of the surface before using vinegar on the entire surface.
Cleaning with lemon juice
Lemon juice is a natural and effective cleaner that helps remove stubborn stains and leaves a fresh, citrusy scent. Here are some tips on using lemon juice for cleaning: Degreasing: Mix half a cup of lemon juice, half a cup of vinegar, and 3 cups of water in a spray bottle. This mixture helps remove grease and tough stains from various surfaces. Cleaning kitchen surfaces (sink, countertops): Cut a lemon in half and use it to rub the surfaces, such as countertops or the sink. The citric acid in the lemon helps remove dirt, stubborn stains, and leaves a refreshing scent behind. Toilet cleaning: Pour some lemon juice into the toilet, then let it sit for a few minutes. The citric acid in the lemon helps remove stubborn stains and limescale. Freshening the home: If you want to create a fresh scent in your home, place a few slices of lemon on a tray and place it on a dresser or on top of a cabinet. Occasionally flip the lemon slices to prevent them from sticking or getting moldy. The lemon will emit a fresh, citrusy fragrance.
Keep in mind that, like vinegar, lemon juice is acidic, so use it with caution on surfaces that may be sensitive to acids.
In conclusion, a little attention is all it takes when using natural cleaners, and with their help, you can eliminate harmful chemicals and cleaners from your home.
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