No doubt there are cleaning products that are perfectly environmentally friendly but one of the biggest reasons we are harming the environment is production and consumption. So if there are ways we can clean our homes by recycling other products that we are done using, it’s a win-win! Add the fact that it saves you money and there’s no reason you shouldn’t be making your own cleaning products.
Let’s take a look at how you can use everyday items to give your house or apartment a good clean.
Cleaning Burnt Pans
There’s nothing harder to clean than the burnt remnants of egg, meat or whatever else you were cooking on a frying pan. If you have a bad case, you’ll probably need to soak it for a couple of hours and then scrub until you’re blue in the face.
The good news is you can take care of the problem with a few simple ingredients you already have in your kitchen. All you need is vinegar, water (which is usually fairly easy to come by) and baking soda. Just put a level of water in the pot or pan, add a cup of vinegar and set it on your stove to boil.
Once it’s boiled for a few minutes and is starting to look cleaner, add some baker soda and you’ll see it fizz up. After that scrub for a minute or so and you should be looking at a clean fry pan!
Let’s face it, you don’t use wood polish often at all. If this is the case, do you really need to always have a bottle taking up space? There are easier ways to go about it, and all you really need is a lemon and olive oil!
First, you’ll want to get all the juice from the lemon and pour it into a jar or even a cocktail mixer if you have one handy. Make sure it’s pure lemon juice and doesn’t have pulp or pips. From there, add a tablespoon of water and another tablespoon of olive oil to the concoction. Seal the container and shake it for 30 seconds or so. Once that’s done, you’re good to go - just grab a clean rag, dip it in and you’re ready to polish.
A Substitute For Fabric Softener
There are many that claim that fabric softener is overrated and does very little to change the way your clothes feel after a wash. We’re not completely sure about that, but they certainly leave them smelling fresh and clean, which is half the point of washing them! If you want to skip the softener, there’s a good way to give your clothes that fresh odour.
Get your jar out again and mix up a cup of baking soda, a cup of white vinegar, a half cup of borax, and a tablespoon of lemon juice and you’re in business. You just have to add this solution to your laundry detergent and you’re sure to have amazing smelling clothes after the wash!
Keep an eye on our blog, because we’ll have plenty more tips in the articles that follow. There are many different ways to go about your home cleaning with kitchen ingredients and products and we want you to know how!
These days you are surely busy enough cleaning your home to arrange a party for the upcoming Christmas! Thus we hope our tips will help you to beautify your home to get ready for the Christmas 2015! Merry Christmas!